The Lifetime Retirement Income Plan

The Lifetime Retirement Income Plan for the United Church of Christ provides lifetime retirement income or beneficiary benefits to clergy and lay employees. Membership in the Lifetime Retirement Income Plan is open to anyone working for a UCC employer. The Plan is a defined contribution plan as described in section 403(b)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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As a member of the Lifetime Retirement Income Plan, in addition to being eligible for employer contributions, members may also make pre-tax personal contributions (also referred to as a tax-sheltered annuity or TSA) to the Plan. This savings opportunity is available to members whether or not their employer makes contributions on their behalf. The benefit provides members with additional money towards their annuities at retirement, and since personal contributions are withheld from pay under a salary reduction agreement, members also enjoy federal income tax advantages while they are contributing.

If you are employed by an employer other than a UCC church, Conference, Association, or National Staff, contact at 1.800.642.6543 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the appropriate plan.

An Overview of Pension Boards Benefit Plans

An Overview of Pension Boards Benefit Plans is a comprehensive resource that highlights the many UCC benefit plan offerings and coverage types that may be beneficial to you.

UCC Medical Benefits Plan

The UCC Medical Benefits Plan offers a schedule of comprehensive benefits to assist participants in maintaining healthy lifestyles, with emphasis on preventive care, wellness, and chronic condition management.

Flexible Spending Accounts

With health care costs rising faster than both salaries and inflation, wouldn’t it be great to find a way to reduce your out-of-pocket costs? And wouldn’t it be great if you could pay for child-care expenses on a pre-tax basis? You can do both by participating in the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries (generically referred to as a Flexible Spending Account or FSA).

Long-Term Care

The Pension Boards-UCC knows that one of the greatest financial and emotional risks you face is the possibility of needing long-term care. The risks and associated costs are simply too great to ignore.

PBUCC is pleased to announce the availability of long-term care insurance to active and retired UCC employees and their family members. We have selected ACSIA Partners (formerly known as LTC Financial Partners), the nation’s leading provider of this important coverage, to provide education on the need for long-term care and available coverage options.

Pet Insurance

With MetLife Pet Insurance, you can help take the worry out of covering the cost of unexpected pet care. You may be able to cover up to 90% on veterinary expenses at any licensed veterinarian, specialist, or emergency clinic in the U.S.