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.)

    1. Memo to Churches 
    2. Memo to Participants 
    3. Plan amendment enabling change
    4. Small Employer Exception Package 
    5. SEE Example Docs
    6. Medicare Pathways Presentation 
    7. UM Medicare Q & A 
    8. Medicare Part B, Application for Enrollment 

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.  

Termination Form

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


Cigna is the network for all Active (non-retiree) participants. Follow this link to find a provider in your area.

Dental Providers

Follow this link for a list of in-network dental 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

Click here

Prescription Discounts

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!

Click here

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

County Aging Providers

Click here