The Biden Administration announced new federal guidance on January 10, 2022, that every residence in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests. You can place an order now at www.covidtests.gov.
UCC Non-Medicare Health Plan participants can purchase COVID-19 tests at no cost from a participating pharmacy by bringing the COVID-19 test to the pharmacy counter and presenting their Express Scripts ID card. To locate a participating pharmacy, login to your Express Scripts account and click Find a Pharmacy. Participants may also purchase tests online by logging in at www.express-scripts.com and clicking Order At-Home COVID-19 Tests from the home page.
UCC Medicare Advantage Plan participants can obtain COVID-19 at home tests by placing an order at www.covidtests.gov. Tests are not available through Humana.
Read this interview with Joaquin Labour-Acosta, Director of Grants and Scholarships and the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative—all components of the United Church Board for Ministerial Assistance (UCBMA), the philanthropic arm of the Pension Boards, which was founded in 1885 to assist retired clergy and their spouses. (To learn more about UCBMA and its history, click here.)
The Pension Boards continues to bring you informational and educational webinars that matter to you through our Power-Up Your Finances webinar series in partnership with Ernst & Young. Please save-the-date for these upcoming 2022 events. Read more.
How can we utilize the gift of time to our financial advantage? The answer: compound interest. Learn the benefits of making pre-tax contributions to benefit your retirement. Read more.
Do you feel you have a sound investment strategy as you approach retirement? Do you monitor your strategy over time and as markets move? If you answered “no” to either of these questions, a TAD Fund may be suitable for you. Read more.
November 30, 2021 - The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ has been selected to receive a $500,000 grant in supplemental funding from the Lilly Endowment to expand participation in the Ministers’ Financial Vitality Initiative (MFVI), a financial wellness program for the United Church of Christ clergy. This is the third grant awarded to the Pension Boards by the Lilly Endowment in support of this initiative.
NGLI*11 (l) and NGLI*12 (r)
It is our pleasure to introduce you to the newest cohorts that are beginning their NGLI journey. NGLI is a leadership development initiative that equips, energizes, and empowers younger United Church of Christ local church pastors to build vibrant congregations that change lives and further God’s mission in the world.
For members who participate in the Basic and Participating Annuity options, read these Frequently Asked Questions on how the Pension Boards, on your behalf, determines lifetime retirement income changes year-to-year. Read more.
In celebration of National Customer Service Week (October 4-8), the Pension Boards honored its beloved member Edith Maclean, who recently celebrated her 102nd birthday, and who has been receiving monthly annuity benefits from the Pension Boards since July 1, 1985. Member Services Manager, Maria Soto, spoke with Edith through her power of attorney, who was gracious to answer a few questions on Edith’s behalf.