PBUCC Receives $1 Million Lilly Grant to Expand MFVI

November 22, 2019 – The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) has been selected to receive a $1,000,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the scope and reach of the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative (MFVI), a financial wellness program for authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ (UCC).

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Emerging Markets: Thinking Strategically on Your Investment Behalf

Recently, Lan Cai, Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC), was a panelist at Pensions & Investments’ inaugural Emerging Markets conference in New York City. The featured discussion highlighted investment opportunities and strategies in growth markets such as China. As a follow-up to that conversation, the Pension Boards sat with Lan to highlight PBUCC’s long-term investing approach to emerging markets on behalf of its members’ portfolios in the Annuity Plan.

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Four Approaches to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

According to the Federal Reserve, credit card debt in the U.S. was $1.07 trillion in May 2019. If you are carrying a credit card balance from month to month, you are most likely paying interest at rates as high as the upper teens or above. Maybe it’s time to get serious about vanquishing that credit card debt. Here are four potential ways to go about it.

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Online Benefit Payment Portal for Self-Paying Members Now Available

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. (PBUCC) is pleased to announce that self-paying benefit plan members may now pay their monthly invoices online. 

NEW! - Now through April 30, the portal is accepting payment for the UCC Vision Plan
If you participate in the UCC Vision Plan and wish to continue coverage, you may pay online during the enrollment window which is open until April 30, 2020. If you need to change your coverage, are enrolling for the first time, or have a lapse in coverage, please contact Member Services at 1.800.642.6543

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Jim Moos to Join PBUCC Staff as Executive Director of Newly-Formed Faith and Finance Ministries

New York, October 4, 2019 – Brian R. Bodager, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. (PBUCC), today announced that the Rev. James Moos, Ph.D. will join the Pension Boards team on October 15 in the new role of Executive Director of PBUCC’s Faith and Finance Ministries. In this position, which reports to the President and CEO, Moos will oversee the organization’s Ministerial Assistance, Philanthropy, Communications and Church Relations, and Corporate Social Responsibility functions.

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The Importance of Long-term Disability Insurance

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance is key to financial security.

Generally, we face a greater risk of becoming disabled than dying, especially during our 30s and 40s. If you become partially or totally disabled and unable to work, LTD replaces at least some of your income.

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