Benefits

Enrollment Eligibility

An employee is eligible for medical and dental insurance if the employee is an EXEMPT employee OR a NON-EXEMPT employee scheduled to work 1,000 hours or more per year (roughly 20 hours per week). An employee is eligible for group life and disability insurance if the employee is scheduled to work 1,000 hours or more per year (roughly 20 hours per week).

Medical Benefits

2021 Medical Plan Summaries can be found online on the Church Pension Group website as well as below.

2021 Medical Plan Comparison Chart

Anthem Health Plan Summaries

Active Plans:

Active (65+) Plans:

Cigna Health Plan Summaries

Active Plans:

Active (65+) Plans:

Kaiser Health Plan Summaries

Active Plans:

Employee Assistance Program:

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential, 24-hour service that connects you with counselors to help you with immediate health needs and with assistance for therapy referrals, tips for balancing your personal and professional life, legal consultations, financial services and much more.

Included with enrollment in any medical plan, or if no medical plan is chosen, EAP can be purchased separately for $4 per month; learn more here.

Phone: (866) 395-7794 (members)
(800) 926-2273 (for pre-membership information)
24 hours a day, seven days a week

Dental Benefits

2021 Dental Plan Summaries can be found online on the Church Pension Group website as well as below.

2021 Dental Plan Comparison Chart

Cigna Dental Plan Summaries

Prescription (Rx) Benefits:

2021 Prescription Rx Plan Comparison Chart

Included with enrollment in any medical plan, except Kaiser, as Kaiser has their own prescription plan. Learn more here.

Mental Health/Substance Abuse:

You will have access to an integrated behavioral health program that includes mental health, substance abuse, and employee assistance program benefits. This plan also offers coverage for clergy colleague group facilitators. Included with enrollment in any medical plan; learn more here.

Vision: EyeMed:

Here is the 2021 Vision Benefit Chart. Included with enrollment in any medical plan; learn more here.


Hearing Benefits:

Amplifon Hearing Health Care provides access to a network of providers, hearing aid services, and supplies at discounted rates.


Health Advocate:

A free, confidential service that can reduce some of the stress and confusion of navigating the healthcare system by helping you understand your diagnoses, secure second opinions, manage health benefit claims and more. Included with enrollment in any medical plan; learn more here.

Phone: (866) 695-8622
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM to 9:00PM ET

Travel Medical Assistance:

UnitedHealthcare Global Assistance (Formerly known as FrontierMEDEX) provides emergency medical and travel assistance for the Medical Trust plan members traveling at least 100 miles from home, either in the U.S. or abroad. Included with enrollment in any medical plan; learn more here.

Active Employees

Enrollment Period: October 28 – November 18, 2020

Annual Enrollment is the time of year when employees can enroll in a healthcare plan and/or make changes to their healthcare coverage for the upcoming year. All eligible employees currently enrolled in a medical or dental plan should receive an Annual Enrollment package mailed from Church Pension Group to their address.

All eligible employees NOT currently enrolled in either a medical or a dental plan will not receive an Annual Enrollment package from Church Pension Group. However, you can find relevant information needed to participate in Annual Enrollment below. If you wish to enroll in a medical and/or dental plan with coverage beginning January 1, 2021, please complete all sections of the 2021 Employee Enrollment Form providing the appropriate signatures and send to the Office of the Bishop (postmarked by November 18, 2020):

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, California 95825
Attn: Annual Enrollment

Fax: 916-442-6927

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