UCC Dental Plan 2000: Open Enrollment Available Oct. 1-31, 2020

As part of an ongoing commitment to provide UCC employees and churches with greater service, access and options, the Pension Boards is pleased to announce that an opportunity to enroll in the UCC Dental Plan 2000 is available October 1-31, 2020 to employees and retirees who do not currently have dental coverage, or who have coverage in a plan other than the UCC’s. Coverage will become effective at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2021, and is available on a stand-alone basis, regardless of participation in the UCC (Non-Medicare) Health Benefits Plan or UCC Medicare Supplement Plan. The UCC Dental Plan offers 100% coverage for preventive care services, with no deductible or coinsurance. Preventive care services will not reduce the annual plan maximum.

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Moving Forward in Challenging Times

Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the start of the eighth month of the “new normal” since the start of the pandemic, I pray that you, your loved ones, and those you serve remain well.

The Pension Boards has remained fully operational throughout this time, even as most of our staff continues to work remotely. Our commitment to serving you from the intersection of faith and finance remains our primary focus, as it has for more than 106 years.

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October 16 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you from the Pension Boards!

We are entering the eighth month since the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact our lives, our work, and our normal routines. Throughout this time, our mission has been to serve you with compassion, care, and excellence. We hope that your interactions with us throughout this time have been helpful and that your questions and issues have been resolved in a timely and efficient manner.

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October 8 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

As we begin a new month, my prayers continue for the health and safety of each of you, your loved ones, and the people you serve.

We are now midway through our 29th week since we first closed our offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What many initially thought would be an interruption of a few weeks has now impacted the way we conduct business for more than half the year. While a few colleagues are safely working in the office, the majority of our staff will continue to work from home for the remainder of 2020. We will keep you apprised of any changes.

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October 1 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Dear Friends,

As we begin a new month, my prayers continue for the health and safety of each of you, your loved ones, and the people you serve.

We are now midway through our 29th week since we first closed our offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What many initially thought would be an interruption of a few weeks has now impacted the way we conduct business for more than half the year. While a few colleagues are safely working in the office, the majority of our staff will continue to work from home for the remainder of 2020. We will keep you apprised of any changes.

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September 25 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

I hope that you and your loved ones are enjoying the start of the fall season, remaining well and safe.

When you think about what the Pension Boards does, the first thought that may come to mind may be our 106-year history as a provider of benefits for employees of the UCC and its predecessor bodies. That is certainly our core responsibility – to help those who serve the church achieve greater economic security in their working years and in retirement with pension, health, life insurance, disability, and supplementation programs.

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September 18 Update from the Pension Boards

Dear Friends,

Over the past several weeks, you have seen in this message an invitation to participate in a quick, two-question survey about the topics and issues most important to you. One topic that has been at the forefront, as seen in the visual word cloud below, is retirement – specifically planning for retirement, better understanding benefits, and how our funds are performing.

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Climate Action

By Rev. James Moos, Executive Director, Faith and Finance Ministries

GettyImages 1195174769 1“It just took off as if there was jet fuel.” So said Sheriff Brett Meyers of Whitman County, Washington concerning the fire that mostly destroyed the town of Malden. At the time of this writing, there are more than 100 active large fires burning in western states that have consumed approximately 6.6 million acres. Dozens of persons have died as a result, thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and numerous communities are experiencing the worst air quality on the planet.

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