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:
For information about other BRI plans, see the following pages (which also are available from the Resources > Benefits menu above):
Medical/Prescription Drug Plans
Hearing Aid Program
Health Savings Account
Medicare Supplement Plans
Disability, Life, and AD&D Plans
Church Administrator Resources
BENEFITS PLAN OVERVIEW
2019 Benefits Guide
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 Plan Wrap Document
The Wrap Document provides the information about the EPC Benefits Plan as required by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA)
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.
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.
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.
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)
MEDICAL CLAIMS QUESTIONS
Highmark BCBS (Reference Code P009077)
PRESCRIPTION DRUG CLAIMS QUESTIONS
DENTAL BENEFITS QUESTIONS
800-247-4695 (to order new or replacement card)
VISION BENEFITS QUESTIONS
VOLUNTARY BENEFITS QUESTIONS
Click here for more information about voluntary Life, Short-term Disability, and Accident insurance, or contact:
Melissa Koll, Colonial Insurance
BENEFIT RESOURCES, INC.
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
RE, Presbytery of the Rivers and Lakes
RE, Presbytery of the Central South
Presbytery of the Central South
TE, Presbytery of the Midwest
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Southwest
TE, Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-930-4492 (voice and fax).