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ABOUT BENEFITS

Benefits to benefit you and the EPC.

EPC Benefit Resources, Inc. (BRI) is operated by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and is solely dedicated to support pastors and staff of EPC churches throughout the country. Our programs include insured health benefits covering medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care needs as well as disability and life insurance coverages. These benefit programs as well as our wellness initiatives are available to all full-time church staffs. We also offer a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan designed specifically for employees of non-profit church organizations that includes retirement planning advisory services.

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.

Use these quicklinks to navigate to the appropriate section of this page:

2019 Benefit Highlights Booklet
2019 Premium Rates
Newsletter Signup
Enrollment Forms
Making Changes to Your Coverage
Benefits Questions Contacts
BRI Contacts

BENEFITS HIGHLIGHTS BOOKLET

The 2019 Benefits Guide provides a high-level overview of the plans, including eligibility requirements, medical plan options, dental and vision benefits, life and disability benefits, retirement plan, telephonic medical care, and more.

2019 Benefits Guide

MEDICAL PREMIUM RATES

The monthly premium rates for the 2019 Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, and Long-Term Disability (LTD) plans are available at www.epc.org/benefits/2019premiumrates. This online calculator is a great tool for budgeting and for choosing a plan that fits within your budget.

New to the calculator this year are premium rates for the Medicare Comprehensive Medical Plan and Missionary Gold Plan.

NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our “For Your Benefit” e-newsletter, designed to provide information and resources to support your physical health as well as your financial well-being.

Fill out my online form.

ENROLLMENT FORMS

These forms are fillable PDF documents, which you can type directly into by saving to your computer, then opening in Adobe Acrobat. If you prefer, you can fill them out by hand, but please print legibly. Also please note that your insurance Enrollment Form needs to have an authorized person’s approval, if applicable.

Employee Benefit Enrollment/Change Form

Use this form to enroll new participants in the Medical, Life, Long-Term Disability, Dental, and Vision plans. For insurance(s), the date of eligibility depends on whether the employee is currently insured:

For a new hire transferring from another Plan, coverage will commence the day following termination of coverage from their previous plan.

For a new hire not transferring from another plan, EPC insurance benefits will begin on the first day of the month following the date of hire.

If you are a new employee to the EPC, contact your church administrator to learn what EPC benefits are offered from the options available.

Church Benefit Election Form

The Church Benefit Election Form is required to select those benefits you will offer to your staff. The EPC Administration Office must have this completed form on file for employees of your church to enroll in the EPC Benefit Plans.

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, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)
Fax 412-224-4465
epc@cdsadmin.com

MEDICAL CLAIMS QUESTIONS

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

PRESCRIPTION DRUG CLAIMS QUESTIONS

Express Scripts
800-987-5246
www.express-scripts.com

DENTAL BENEFITS QUESTIONS

Principal
800-986-3343
800-247-4695 (to order new or replacement card)
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

Caroline Swanson, Benefits Assistant
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.

Ron Horgan, Chair
TE, Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic

Will Barnes
RE, Presbytery of the Rivers and Lakes

Michael Busch
RE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies

Robert Draughon
RE, Presbytery of the Central South

Michael Moore
Presbytery of the Central South

Erik Ohman
TE, Presbytery of the Midwest

Kim Ray
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest

Bill Reisenweaver
TE, Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean

Randy Shaneyfelt
Presbytery of the Great Plains

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).

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