By Suzanne Kellam
Dealing with health insurance can be a nightmare. Trying to navigate the Affordable Care Act regulations only adds more stress to an already confusing topic. Often churches find themselves caught in the middle of it all. From time to time, pastors and churches have contacted Church of God Ministries to inquire about health insurance options and recommendations. Church of God Ministries is excited to announce a new option available to our churches.
For our group health insurance program, Church of God Ministries uses GuideStone Financial Resources, the benefit board that serves the Southern Baptist Convention and select evangelical ministries. GuideStone has provided health insurance benefits to Church of God Ministries employees for the past several years. We are very pleased with their service and their commitment to helping us provide rich benefits at a very reasonable cost. I am blessed to provide this information to pastors, churches, and small not-for-profit ministries, as a recommended option for health care.
The GuideStone website details the eligibility requirement, plan options, estimated rates, and how to submit your church’s information. Additional resources are at your fingertips to help guide your ministry through the murky waters of health care coverage.
I am so glad that GuideStone has made its health insurance products available to our churches. Given the complexities of ACA regulations, their plans can provide a way for our churches to provide ACA-compliant health insurance benefits to full-time employees.
As human resources director at Church of God Ministries, I want to offer my experience beyond the health insurance recommendation, as well. I am available as a resource to you when it comes to your personnel questions, hiring and termination, job description templates, related legal questions, what information to keep and what not to keep. Changes seem to be taking place almost every week, whether it be in health care or regulations. I would love to help you walk through those questions so we can find the answers together.
Blessings on your ministry, and know that we, Church of God Ministries, are here to serve you. You may reach me at SKellam@chog.org or 800-848-2464, ext. 2167.
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