Brethren Benefit Trust Announces Online Insurance Portal and Online Request for Help for Church Workers, Hosts Fall Board Meetings – News


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Brethren Benefit Trust announces the opening of the online insurance portal of the Brethren Insurance Service for registration open 2022 as of November 15. Applications for the Church Worker Assistance Plan are also online. And the Board of Directors of the Brethren Church Charitable Trust is holding its fall meetings Nov. 17-20, via Zoom. Read more below.

Open registration

The Brethren Insurance Service online insurance portal is online at The new online portal offered by Brethren Insurance Services went live on Monday 15 November, the same day as the start of open registrations for 2022. Insurance customers can now register to continue using their insurance offers. insurance, increase their coverage or purchase new insurance products, all from the comfort of their laptop, tablet or phone. Open registration will continue until November 30.

BBT has partnered with Milliman, a well-respected independent risk management, benefits and technology company founded in 1947, to bring this functionality online to its clients and to provide insurance administration services. continuous.

“We’re excited to offer this new option to our members and have been keeping a close eye on things since the portal opened on Monday,” said Lynnae Rodeffer, Director of Employee Benefits. “This online process, which is also supported by a call center made up of knowledgeable Milliman employees, makes it much easier for our members to purchase or change insurance and manage their beneficiaries, especially during the registration open. “

Aid plan for church workers

Church Worker Assistance Plan requests are online. In addition to the new insurance portal on the BBT website, online Church Worker Assistance Plan grant applications are now available at this link: .

This benevolent grant program aims to provide financial assistance to current and former clergy and lay employees of Brethren Church congregations, districts or camps, who meet minimum tenure requirements, have worked at least mid -time (1000 hours / year), and have no other means of financial assistance.

BBT Board of Directors Fall Meeting

BBT’s board of directors holds its November meetings virtually. The Brethren Church Charitable Trust Board of Directors is holding its fall meetings Nov. 17-20, via Zoom. The group is expected to approve its budget for 2022 and is working with Nevin Dulabaum, chairman, to implement five strategic directions.

“BBT’s Board of Directors and staff are working closely to guide BBT through the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic, and to proactively adapt to the changing business environment of the future,” said declared Dulabaum.

During its meetings, the board is expected to hear an in-depth study of the brothers’ pension plan, which shows it to be in good financial health. The board is also expected to approve housing allowance designations so that pastors receiving a retirement benefit from the brothers’ pension scheme can consider their entire payment to be housing allowance. The board is also expected to endorse the continued service of two investment managers, receive professional growth training on what it means to be a strong trustee and salute the four members who have joined the board this year: Donna March, Jan Fahs, Sara Davis , and Catherine Whitacre.

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