Church Pension Group | Group Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance

Clergy Pension Plan

Group Life Insurance is offered as a benefit to eligible active clerics who participate in The Church Pension Fund Clergy Pension Plan. Should you die before you retire, your beneficiary will receive a benefit equal to:

  • Six times your current Total Assessable Compensation, up to a maximum of $150,000.

Supplemental life insurance is available during periodic open enrollment periods for clergy who do not have supplemental life coverage.

For additional information, please refer to A Guide to Clergy Benefits (also available in Español).

Employer-Provided Group Life Insurance

Some employers provide an additional Group Term Life Insurance and/or Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefit. Please check with your employer or diocese to confirm the specific details of your plan.

  • Employer-provided Group Life Insurance:  Each diocese or institution determines if coverage is available and, if available, the amount of coverage offered.  Active clergy who are compensated for a minimum of 20 hours a week may be eligible.
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance:  Generally, active clergy who are under the age of 70 and enrolled in Group Term Life Insurance are eligible.  The maximum benefit pays up to the value of the full amount of your Group Term Life Insurance benefit.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance: Supplemental Group Life Insurance is available through Church Life and can be selected only when you are hired and during periodic open enrollments. Please note that you and your dependents can only have one supplemental life policy.

Is my Group Life Insurance benefit enough?

  • If your circumstances require additional coverage, Church Life offers Supplemental Group Term Life Insurance at affordable rates.
  • If you’re unclear about the different options, please consult our glossary of commonly used terms.