Clergy Pension Plan Revisions

The revisions to the Clergy Pension Plan are effective January 1, 2018.

Tax Reform Legislation

On Friday, December 22, 2017 President Donald Trump signed tax reform legislation into law. Please note, the tax reform legislation does not impact the housing allowance exclusion for clergy.

We will continue to review the tax legislation and its potential impact on the benefits that we offer to our clients and provide relevant updates. Click here for contact information for our tax hotline. 

A Chance to Listen, Share, and Look to the Future

In recognition of 100 years of service CPG hosted a series of centennial conversations addressing topics of interest to the church—The Demographics of a Changing Church and Investing for Positive Impact featuring panel discussions with thought leaders in the Church and the private sector.

To learn more visit Insights & Ideas.

HoD Committee on the State of the Church Report

Following the 78th General Convention, the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church convened a Church Pension Group (CPG) subcommittee to study CPG’s preparedness for the future. Over the course of 2017, the subcommittee met with CPG’s executive management team to discuss a wide range of topics and collect information. These conversations culminated in the development of a report that addresses CPG’s relationship to the Church, CPG’s pension and health benefits programs, its financial sustainability, and its investment strategy.

Read the report. English | Spanish

You can read the press release here.

Observing a Century of Service

When The Church Pension Fund (CPF) began operations in 1917, Bishop William Lawrence set out to create a pension fund that would enable clergy to retire with dignity. Since then our charter has expanded to include other products and services, and to cover lay employees who are critical to the Church’s ability to fulfill its mission.

A century later, Bishop Lawrence’s intention lives on in our vision, which is to provide our clients with the highest possible level of financial security in retirement consistent with exemplary financial stewardship on our part and with the evolving needs of the Church.

Learn more about how CPF continues to serve the changing needs of the Church.

Cigna to Acquire Express Scripts

On March 8, 2018 Cigna announced that it will acquire Express Scripts. This transaction will not change your benefits or how you obtain your prescriptions at this time. Learn more about the proposed transaction here.

Clergy Tax Guide

Download the 2018 Tax Guide for Episcopal Ministers (for 2017 Tax Returns) or go to Tax Resources for more tax information.

Lay Employee Survey Launches

CPG launches survey to examine the retirement readiness of lay employees of the Episcopal Church. Read the press release.

Clergy Deployment Trends

Learn how clergy deployment trends have changed in the Episcopal Church. View the webinar.

2017 DHP Annual Report

Read the report summarizing recent developments with the The Episcopal Church’s Denominational Health Plan (DHP).