The West Virginia Annual Conference United Methodist Family Employee Medical and Dental Benefit Plan is Self-Administered and sponsored by the Pension Funds, Inc. Claims are processed through Benefit Assistance Corporation.
The medical plan is a “nongrandfathered health plan” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The dental plan is an “Excepted” benefit not subject to the Affordable Care Act regulations.
An Eligible Employee/Retiree of the Conference may enroll within sixty (60) days after becoming eligible, by making written application. There is also an annual open enrollment period each March with an effective date of April 1.
Questions may be directed to Jamion Wolford (304) 344-8331 ext. 35 or Kathy Damron ext. 41
**Medicare Small Employer Exception Information
Eligible health plan participants, those who are still actively serving the church, will be moved to Medicare under the umbrella of the Small Employer Exception. (Retirees will not be affected by this change.)
All those eligible will receive an invitation to a zoom call on October 14th at 10am.
If you need any information prior to the meeting, or do not receive an invitation, please contact the Conference Treasurer's Office. Email Jamion Wolford here. (Click on links below to read plan details.)
Watch a recording of a zoom conversation with Conference Treasurer, Jamion Wolford, about the Medicare Small Employer Exception. There is a time for Questions and Answers during the video that may help you discern your next steps.
Enroll or make changes to insurance coverage. Click here.
A “Working Spouse Provision” concerning coverage of eligible employees’ spouses as adopted at Annual Conference, effective January 1, 2019. Click here
ACH Authorization Form
Authorize the Conference to initiate an automatic withdrawal of insurance premium from a particular bank account. Click here
Health Insurance Plan Document
Complete insurance plan document, updated 1/1/21 Click here
Follow this link to learn more about our plan provider.
In Network Providers
Follow this link for a list of in-network providers for our conference health plan.
Summary of Benefits & Coverage (Medical)
Will help you choose a health plan. It is not a complete description of the plan. Click here
Summary of Dental Benefits
Provides a quick reference but is not a complete description of the plan. Click here
Weight Loss Rationale
Good Rx is a company offering deep discounts on prescriptions. They have both a free plan. Click here
As well as Good Rx Gold, a subscription plan. Click here.
Download the mobile app, and do a price comparison!
Virgin Pulse Health Benefit
Available for all clergy and laity who participate in the pensions program of the West Virginia Conference!
Medicare Supplemental Benefit Plan
This document provides a quick reference to the Medicare Supplemental (Part – B) plan. Click here
2021 Express Scripts Formulary
List of the most prescribed medications. Click here
Medicare & You
Official Medicare website and handbook. Click here