Guide to Clergy Benefits Disclaimer

This Guide is provided for informational purposes and should not be viewed as investment, tax, or other advice. This Guide reflects the rules in effect as of January 1, 2018. In the event of a conflict between this Guide and the official plan documents, the terms of the official plan documents will govern. CPF and its affiliates reserve the right to amend, terminate, or modify the terms of any benefit plans described in this Guide at any time, without notice, and for any reason. The Clergy Pension Plan is a qualified plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, but as a church plan, it is not subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. An independent audit of the Clergy Pension Plan’s financial condition is disclosed in the Church Pension Group Annual Report, which is available on our website at

CPF plans to continue to provide the Medicare Supplement Health Plan Subsidy. However, given the rising cost of medical care coupled with the uncertainty regarding the structure of Medicare in the future, this should not be viewed as a guarantee of the Medicare Supplement Health Plan Subsidy in perpetuity.

Life insurance is offered by or through Church Life Insurance Corporation; 19 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016 (“Church Life”).  Like most insurance policies, Church Life's policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits, and terms for keeping them in force. For complete details of coverage, including exclusions, limitations, and restrictions, please consult the actual policy or certificate. Products and features may not be available in all states. If the descriptions of the Church Life products in this document conflict with the terms of the actual policy, then the terms of the actual policy will govern.

Church Pension Group Services Corporation, doing business as The Episcopal Church Medical Trust, maintains a series of health plans for employees (and their dependents) of The Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church Medical Trust serves only ecclesiastical societies, dioceses, missionary districts, or other bodies subject to the authority of The Episcopal Church. The health plans that are self-funded are funded by The Episcopal Church Clergy and Employees’ Benefit Trust, which is a voluntary employees’ beneficiary association within the meaning of Section 501(c)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.

In the event of a conflict between the terms of the English version of this Guide and the Spanish version of this Guide, the terms of the English version will control.