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A Range of Resources: Supporting Your Wellness

Winter 2021

At CPG, we value providing you with benefits and resources to support your overall well-being, while you’re working and afterwards. Whether it’s through the services we offer, the people who answer your questions, the workshops we host, or the online tools we provide, we’ve got you covered. But don’t just take our word for it.

According to the Rev. Melissa Roberts George, the new Assistant Rector for Hospitality, Engagement, and Parish Care at St. Andrew’s in Kansas City, Missouri, “After seminary, I spent 14 years as a chaplain in the healthcare industry. Then I hit the parish and there was so much going on. CPG’s online resources helped me adjust not only to my new benefits, but also to clergy life in general, and helped me better understand what was coming next.”

Mother Melissa is a particular fan of the online educational modules on CPG’s website. “The videos and tutorials on clergy wellness are amazing. I’ve been telling all my friends about them,” she says.

As helpful as she has found our online resources, Mother Melissa says her best move was making a complimentary appointment with CPG financial education specialist Larry Dresner. “He changed my life! My tax situation is very different now, and he took the time to listen and address my concerns. His personal touch made a big difference.”

Learn more about all of the benefits that may be available to you through CPG.

Listen Up!

We offer many wellness-related resources that aren’t mentioned here, but we wanted to call your attention to the new Choose Well podcast. It’s a convenient way to learn how to enhance the health of your mind, body, and spirit—and brush up on a few key financial skills.

Listen in your car, on a walk, or while relaxing at home. Check it out, and let us know what you think (by emailing

Can You Hear Us Now?

Each year, CPG’s Benefits Policy team conducts a plan review to ensure that we are providing clients with the best value for their benefit dollars. John Servais, Senior Vice President in charge of Benefits Policy and Design, says, “One in seven Americans suffers from hearing loss. We realized that many of our members might have a need that we were not addressing. After further research, we decided to enhance our healthcare benefits.” Effective January 1, 2021, The Episcopal Church Medical Trust began offering coverage to active members of up to $1,500 per ear for a hearing aid device every three years.

If you have questions about this coverage, please call the number on the back of the card from your healthcare plan provider.

Comments? Questions? Concerns? CPG is listening. Please reach out to us at

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