Administration

FSA Limit Increasing to $2,650 for 2018

On October 19th, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2017-58 which increases the FSA dollar limit on employee salary reduction contributions to $2,650 for taxable years beginning in 2018. (The limit for 2017 is $2,600.) An employer may continue to impose its own health FSA limit, as long as it does not exceed the ACA’s maximum… Read more »

Preventing Theft in Your Organization

Theft or embezzlement at worship centers happens at facilities of all sizes, within all denominations and at locations across the country. The sad truth is many religious organizations are often viewed as easy targets for three main reasons — Too much financial control is often given to one person, There is little oversight as the person… Read more »

Maternity & Oncology Programs through CHP

Concordia Health Plans is transitioning the maternity and oncology management programs from Cigna to BCBS for members covered by our various BCBS plans. Current enrollees in Healthy Pregnancies Healthy Babies whose due date is in 2018 and current oncology enrollees will be transitioned to a Blue Cross nurse beginning October 1, 2017.   Enrollees who have due… Read more »

2018 CHP Enhancements

Following are some enhancements and updates to the Concordia Health Plan that are effective January 1, 2018. Telehealth: Virtual technology brings health care to our members electronically. This benefit provides you access to a board-certified doctor within minutes from your mobile device or computer. It is easy, convenient and affordable. While this is not a new… Read more »

Have a Safety Question?

Do you have a safety or risk control question? Church Mutual has a new interactive safety resource just for you, “Ask Risk Control Central.” Learn more or ask a question here.

Changes to Contraceptive Services Coverage Requirement

Today the Federal Government announced changes that broaden the religious exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive services requirement. Concordia Plan Services welcomes these changes as they expand an employer’s religious freedom in decision-making related to coverage for contraceptive services. Their legal team is working to better understand the intricacies of these changes and how… Read more »

Retire Sucessfully Resources from CPS

At Concordia Plan Services, we want our dedicated workers to be able to slide gracefully into a fulfilling retirement. Several entities help make that happen, and we understand our role as one of them. Through Concordia Plan Services, we provide our vested workers with the Concordia Retirement Plan, a pension at no cost to you…. Read more »

Congregational Self Study and Profile

The Congregational Self Study and Profile is intended to be used during a pastoral vacancy. This profile can help the congregation see and know itself and provide a basis for planning. It will also help the District President in preparing a call list and help the pastor-elect to evaluate the Call and the congregation. Download… Read more »

Finding Forms on the CPS Website

It has come to our attention that many people are having trouble finding forms on the Concordia Plans Service website. The website was recently revamped to make it simpler but this involves change and change is hard for many of us. View this tutorial video for an overview of the new Forms section of our website…. Read more »

Clarification on Doctor On Demand for High Deductible Options

Please note that the $10 copay for Doctor on Demand only applies to the CHP PPO options that have a copay for doctor visits. Members who are enrolled in a high deductible health plan like Option HDHP, Choice 1500, Choice 2000 or Choice 3000 will pay $44 for a Doctor on Demand visit effective 9/1/2017.  The $44 will also… Read more »