The Corinthian Plan
The goal of The Corinthian Plan is to provide health care access for as large a group of pastors and church workers in Mennonite Church USA as possible. The name emerges from verses in 2 Corinthians 8 and 9 where the newly emerging church in Corinth is encouraged to practice sharing with each other.
IRS REPORTING. Congregations and conferences providing health coverage for their staff are still required to report this to the IRS as well as give proof of this to the employee. If your congregation or conference provided health coverage through The Corinthian Plan, during 2017, then please follow the instructions below to fill out a 1094-B and 1095-B. There are links to the pertinent documents you need, too. Each congregation participating with The Corinthian Plan should have received information from Everence stating what Corinthian Plan coverage you provided for staff in 2017. If you did not receive this letter contact Denise Henke at Everence
The Corinthian Plan’s sharing/mutual aid components were built into the structure in 2010. This has ensured that pastors and church workers on the plan are not excluded for particular health reasons. Also, financial subsidies have been set up so that congregations who otherwise could not afford it can gain access to health coverage.
Wellness Incentives are the growing edge for The Corinthian Plan. We hope you will take advantage of the incentives which include financial, coaching and other resources. Check out further information at Wellness Benefits, and see specific instructions on how to apply for Wellness Incentives.
The Corinthian Plan is staffed by a team to help participants get the most out of their health coverage including three area representatives serving area conferences, a wellness coordinator and a director.
Everence is The Corinthian Plan enrollment, policy and financial administrator, and Highmark (Blue Cross Blue Shield) provides the service network, works with claims and provides wellness resource support.
The Corinthian Plan continues to provide a needed service for Mennonite Church USA congregations. As of March 2017 340 congregations are participating in The Corinthian Plan with 230 churches carrying health coverage for 859 persons.
2017 Corinthian Plan FAQs (Coming Soon)
There are many questions about what will happen with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this coming year. We are currently waiting to update our FAQ “The Corinthian Plan and the ACA”. If your congregational staff have health coverage via the Marketplace/Exchange we recommend you consult an accountant/tax expert about current rules regarding compensation for your staff’s health coverage.”
Expanding our Commitment to Wellness in 2017-2018The new wellness incentive cycle beings March 1, 2017. Eligible participants for 2017-2018 include: Corinthian Plan members and their spouses (covered or not by the plan) as well as pastors/church workers that are part of waived congregations, along with their spouses. Join us through your participation to grow healthy churches and leaders.