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.
NEW PHARMACY BENEFITS PROVIDER!! Beginning January 1, 2019, The Corinthian Plan will begin using CVS Caremark as the pharmacy provider. In order to help with this transition, you will find links below where you can 1) find a local pharmacy in the CVS Caremark system and 2) you can look up your prescription cost for 2019. The Corinthian Plan made this change for the long-term benefit of participants and the overall Plan.
- To find a pharmacy near you in the CVS Caremark system click here.
- To look up prescription cost for your drug if you are on the $1,350single/$2,700family Embedded Plan click here.
- To look up prescription cost for your drug if you are on the $1,350single/$2,700family Aggregate Plan click here.
- To look up prescription cost for your drug if you are on the $2,000single/$4,000family Aggregate Plan click here.
- To look up prescription cost for your drug if you are on the $3,000single/$6,000family Aggregate Plan click here.
Duncan Smith, Director, The Corinthian Plan, Mennonite Church USA
DuncanS@MennoniteUSA.org, 2400 Simms Street, Lakewood, CO, 80215, 316-281-4255 (Direct); 1-866-866-2872 ext. 34255; Fax (316) 283-0454
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 and oversee the Plan for MC USA. This includes three Area Advocates serving area conferences, a Wellness Coordinator and a Director.
Wellness Incentives. The Corinthian Plan strives to offer creative ways to support you in maintaining healthy habits and creating new ones. The Wellness Incentive is one way The Corinthian Plan does this. If you have health coverage, waived coverage, are the employee or the spouse you are eligible for the Incentive. Adult dependents, on the Plan, are eligible for one (60 minute) conversation with our wellbeing specialist ($100 value). More information is available on the Wellness Incentive webpage.
Wellbeing and Wellness. Why use one word or the other? We understand wellbeing to be that deep longing or knowing such as described in the music and words of the 1873 hymn written by Horatio Spafford, “It is well with my soul”. Despite, and even in the midst of life’s difficulties, wellbeing is the embodied peace that that comes through God. It is out of this deep center, the wellness we long for in body, mind and spirit flow. Pastors, go to the Wellness Incentive webpage (near bottom) for a link to fill out your Wellbeing Profile.
The Corinthian Plan continues to provide a needed service for Mennonite Church USA congregations. As of August 2018 there were 321 congregations participating in The Corinthian Plan with 215 churches carrying health coverage for 796 persons.
The Corinthian Plan is a self-funded, church plan, sponsored and owned by Mennonite Church USA (MC USA). Everence works with enrollment, policy and financial administrator. Highmark (Blue Cross Blue Shield) provides the service network, works with claims, and provides other health resources. The Plan is overseen directly by the Church Benefits Board (appointed by MC USA).