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ABOUT BENEFITS

Benefits to benefit you and the EPC.

Benefit Resources, Inc. (BRI) is a solely owned subsidiary of the EPC and was launched in 2017. BRI extends the EPC’s ability to look after your well-being by offering medical, dental, vision, term life, AD&D, long-term disability, and voluntary insurance benefits (including accident and short-term disability). Additional term life insurance options are available on an individual basis. BRI also administers the EPC Retirement Plan, a 403(b)(9) defined contribution plan with Fidelity Investments.

Whether you are presently covered by the EPC benefits or a potential participant, these resources are here to help you both evaluate EPC’s benefits programs and to answer your questions.

For details about each of the BRI plans, see the following pages (which also are available from the Resources > Benefits menu above):

Medical/Pharmacy Plan
Life, AD&D, and Disability Plans
Retirement Plan
Additional Benefits
Documents, Forms, and Notices
Church Administrator Resources

BENEFITS HIGHLIGHTS BOOKLET

Click here to download the 2018 Benefits Guide.

This booklets provide a high-level overview of the BRI benefit plans, including eligibility requirements, medical plan options, dental and vision benefits, life and disability benefits, retirement plan, telephonic medical care, and more.

Also included is an summary of new benefits for 2018, including a new method for delivering maintenance prescription drugs; bundled Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability coverages; and a hearing aid program offering discounts and other benefits through Amplifon.

MEDICAL PREMIUM RATES

The monthly premium rates for the 2018 medical insurance can be found at www.epc.org/premiumrates. This online calculator provides the premiums for each of the EPC’s medical plans (Platinum, Gold, Gold HSA, and Silver), as well as the dental (High and Low plans), vision, and life/AD&D/LTD insurance plans. The calculator also computes rates for Employee, Employee + Spouse, Employee + Child(ren), and Employee + Family for each of the coverage options.

MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR COVERAGE

This brief video outlines the three situations in which you can change your insurance coverage.
Making Changes to Your Benefits Video

WHO TO CONTACT

GENERAL BENEFITS QUESTIONS

For questions, billing, and eligibility information about medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, basic life, long-term disability:

EPC Administration Office
877-578-8707 (M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)
Fax 412-224-4465
epc@cdsadmin.com

MEDICAL AND PHARMACY CLAIMS QUESTIONS

Highmark BCBS (Reference Code P009077)
866-472-0928
www.highmarkbcbs.com

DENTAL BENEFITS QUESTIONS

Principal
800-986-3343
www.principal.com

VISION BENEFITS QUESTIONS

EyeMed
866-723-0513
www.eyemedvisioncare.com

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS QUESTIONS

Click here for more information about voluntary Life, Short-term Disability, and Accident insurance, or contact:

Melissa Koll, Colonial Insurance
970-262-0282

EPC CONTACTS

BENEFIT RESOURCES, INC.

Bart Francescone, Executive Director
407-930-4507
bart.francescone@epc.org

Rebeca Santana, Benefits Administrator
407-930-4492 (voice and fax)
benefits@epc.org

BRI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors works with the BRI Executive Director and EPC Chief Operating Officer to oversee administration of the EPC Retirement and Benefit Plans. They also serve as trustees of the Retirement and Benefit Plan Trusts, and compile the annual report of its proceedings to the Shareholders and General Assembly.

David Van Valkenburg, Chair
RE, Presbytery of the West

Will Barnes
RE, Presbytery of the Rivers and Lakes

Michael Busch
RE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies

Ron Cox
TE, Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic

Robert Draughon
RE, Presbytery of the Central South

Ron Horgan
TE, Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic

Erik Ohman
TE, Presbytery of the Midwest

Kim Ray
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest

Randy Shaneyfelt
Presbytery of the Great Plains

Kent Talbert
RE, Presbytery of the East

Information provided in this web site does not constitute legally binding advice. EPC benefits are subject to the provisions of the Medical Plan and Retirement Plan documents available on this web site or in print from EPC Benefit Resources, Inc. (BRI), 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510, Orlando FL 32822. For more information, contact BRI at benefits@epc.org or 407-930-4492 (voice and fax).

Office of the General Assembly
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
Orlando, FL 32822
407-930-4239
407-930-4247 (fax)
info@epc.org

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