Health & Wellness
For more comprehensive information on health benefits, please visit the Wespath Benefits | Investments website.
Please visit Ministry Financials to view/pay your monthly pension & health invoice. Ministry Financials website: https://umcdata.net/Sky
HealthFlex provides comprehensive wellness programs and incentives to encourage plan participants to know their health risks and take action to manage or improve them.
Participants can reach Via Benefits at 1-866-249-7785
Important Information for Retirees Regarding Via Benefits:
- No HealthFlex premium payments or deductions from pension checks
- Conference will provide a monthly stipend (HRA) to retirees which will be deposited in a tax advantaged (tax free) Health Reimbursement Account to be used for medical related expenses such as premiums, co-pays and deductibles. (Any money not used in one calendar year automatically rolls over for future year use). You must work through Via Benefits for your supplemental to receive the HRA.
- The Conference Board of Pension & Health will review the monthly stipend (HRA) every 2 years. The current amounts are as follows:
- $1,800/year - Retired eligible participants with 20 or more years of Pre-82 service.
- $1,200/year - Retired eligible participants with less than 20 years of Pre-82 service.
- With the assistance and support of Licensed Benefit Advisors at Via Benefits, retirees can purchase a health plan most suited to their individual needs and, in general, at a lower cost.
- Your Board has established a “safety net” fund to assist with unanticipated “outlier” medical costs incurred by retirees.
Informational video for Legacy Yellowstone Retirees transitioning their HRA from Prodegi to Via Benefits on 1/1/2020