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.
Open enrollment for 2018 ended January 31, 2018. To inquire about enrolling outside of open enrollment contact Duncan Smith, Director, or Denise Henke at Everence (Third Party Administrator). Open enrollment for 2019 starts on November 1st and ends on December 31, 2018.
CHANGES IN WELLNESS INCENTIVE!
Thank you for your interest in The Corinthian Plan wellness incentives. The deadline for initiating the 2017 – 2018 wellness incentive was February 28, 2018. We are currently making some updates and improvements for the 2018-2019 cycle. Our wellness links will be shut down until April 15, 2018, when we will have new instructions. The new wellness cycle for The Corinthian Plan will run April 15, 2018, through February 28, 2019. Thank you for your patience.
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.
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.”