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Health & Wellness News

Spring 2019

Make the Most Out of Social Security

by Laurence Dresner, ChFC

It will be one of your major sources of retirement income. Yet you might not know how to maximize your benefit, or what would reduce it. April is Social Security month. Learn the basics now.

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Articles in This Issue

Three Reasons to Schedule Your Annual Physical Exam

By Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

No one loves getting a physical, and it only takes place annually. But learn why it’s one of the smartest things you can do to stay well.

The Key to Well-being in Retirement? Other People.

By Linda Trum LICSW, Ph.D.

More and more, our American culture fosters social isolation over meaningful personal relationships—relationships that become even more critical as we get older. What can we do? Here is some advice.

Accessing Your Health Plan on the Go

Yes, there’s even an app to make it easier to find doctors and facilities, review your coverage, track claims, access your ID card (even email or fax it), and much more. Get the app for your plan.

Book Look

Living the Way of Love

Spring! — A time to start new projects, think new thoughts, and form new practices for seeking and finding a deeper connection to God. In Living the Way of Love, Mary Bea Sullivan shares stories to help you explore what you could be doing.

Health Recipe

Zucchini Veggie Frittata

Get a little Spring in your step with this protein-rich recipe that showcases fresh eggs, peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini.

Important Information

April is Financial Literacy Month!

Knowing financial basics will help you to make smarter money management decisions. So while it may be Financial Literacy Month, the Church Pension Group would like to remind you that year-round, we offer education and resources to help you achieve your financial goals. Here are some good ways to improve your financial literacy:

Why not take a look at CPG’s Learning Center? It’s a great way to start increasing your financial know-how.

Did You Know?

The Annual Statement (sent to all clergy and lay participants in a defined benefit plan who may be entitled to, but are not yet receiving, pension benefits) includes your accrued pension, a figure that represents the amount that you have currently earned under the plan (assuming that you retire on or after age 65). In addition, if you are an active participant, the Annual Statement shows your estimated annual retirement benefit payable at age 65 (or later), assuming that you continue to earn your current compensation and Credited Service up to age 65.

In the event of a conflict between the information contained in this summary and the official plan documents or policies, the plan documents or policies will govern. This material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, nor a guarantee of coverage. Always seek the advice of a health care professional with any questions about your personal health care status, and prior to making changes in your approach to diet and exercise. Check your Plan Handbook carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For information on your health plan please visit www.cpg.org/productsservices/healthplans.cfm.

Unless otherwise noted, websites referenced herein that are outside the www.cpg.org domain are not associated with The Church Pension Fund and its affiliates (collectively, the “Church Pension Group”) and the Church Pension Group is not responsible for the content of any such website.

The information in this document is provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be viewed as investment, tax, legal, or other advice. Please consult with your own professional advisers before making any investments or for further guidance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

 

Spring 2019