Retired Clergy Benefits
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In 2012, The General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits (GBOPHB), now known as
Initially, representatives of OneExchange contacted each retired participant and scheduled an appointment (by phone) to work with our retired clergy and spouses, widows and widowers, to choose the Medicare supplemental insurance policy best suited to their medical needs, geographic location, and financial considerations. Currently, approximately three months before retirement, active clergy may contact OneExchange by phone to discuss their options for insurance supplements. Retired clergy must enroll in Medicare Parts A and B to enroll in a Medicare Supplement Plan and Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Retired clergy have the opportunity to update their choice, if needed, during the annual fall open enrollment. OneExchange representatives are experts in the costs and benefits of the various policies available in local areas as well as how to work with retirees to choose the plan most suited for them.
OneExchange also administers a Health Reimbursement Account for each participant. This HRA works in a manner similar to the Flexible Spending Accounts that many have used in the past; the main difference is that the Conference Board funds each account annually. These funds can be used to pay the premiums of the Medicare Supplemental Insurance Plans which will be chosen with OneExchange assistance. Unused HRA funds roll-over to the next year.
Retired clergy and their families who are less than 65 years of age, or any future eligible participants who retire before age 65 will continue to be covered under HealthFlex until the participants reach age 65. Retirees must be in the BWC HealthFlex medical plan 5 consecutive years prior to retirement to be eligible for retiree medical. Please contact the benefits office at for rates schedule.
Visit www.medicare.oneexchange.com for more information or to submit a claim, or call 1-866-249-7785.
- OneExchange Benefits Guide
- Information about Medicare
- Eligible HRA Expenses
- OneExchange Newsletter: Spring 2016 Experience Choice
- OneExchange Newsletter: Fall 2016 Experience Choice
For more information on retirement, please contact the Benefits Office at , or call 410-309-3479.