How to Make It Happen

Getting a Plan started is easy.

1. The first step is to have your governing Board of Directors, Council, Congregation or Trustees (as specified in your Bylaws) adopt a resolution stating their desire to join the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries:


Resolved that, the Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries that operates in and is administered through The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. be, and the same hereby is adopted for the employees of __________________________________________ ; and

Resolved further, that such Plan shall include provision for participating clergy and lay employees to elect a health care reimbursement account, a dependent care account or both according to Plan provisions that are substantially of the manner described in the attached materials; and

Resolved further, that this Plan shall be made available to our clergy and lay employees as soon as administratively feasible.

2. The second step is to collect the following items:

  • A copy of the resolution
  • A check from the employer for the initial, one time, start-up fee of $100
  • A cover letter with the name and address of your church or church-related employer and the number of employees interested in participating in the FSA Plan

3. Send these along to:

Member Services

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc.

475 Riverside Drive

Room 1020

New York, NY 10115-0059

On receipt of this information, The Pension Boards will send an acknowledgment message. Employees will then be eligible to login to The Pension Boards website to make their Flexible Spending Account elections. Once employee elections have been submitted, employers will receive email notification of enrollment and must acknowledge the election via the Pension Boards’ employer portal.

Download the booklet, Highlights of Your Flexible Benefit Plan for UCC Ministries.