COVID-19 Tests

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.

The Pension Boards is currently working with its vendor partners to implement a process for Non-Medicare health plan participants to access reimbursements for the purchase of over-the-counter COVID-19 tests. We will make an announcement as soon as details are finalized.

Meet Joaquin Labour-Acosta

Joaquin Labour 2Read 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.)

2022 Power-Up Your Finances Webinar Calendar

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.

Pension Boards Receives $500,000 Lilly Grant to Expand Access to MFVI

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.

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Next Generation Leadership Initiative (NGLI)

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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.

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A Special Word from a Pension Boards Member

EdithIn 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.

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