Health Care: Overview and Important Information Regarding the Diocesan Parity Policy

The Healthcare and Hospitalization Committee makes recommendations to the Bishop and Council regarding types of health, dental and life insurance plans to be made available to subscribers in the Diocese of Tennessee.

Notice regarding Parity in medical insurance coverage between Clergy and Lay

At the 76th General Convention held in Anaheim in July 2009, Resolution A177 was passed, establishing the Denominational Health Plan. Under the Plan, congregations are mandated to offer a church-wide program of health care benefit plans requiring equal access to and funding of health care plans for eligible clergy and lay employees. The mandate for offering health insurance has been in place since 1/1/2013.

Please feel free to contact Susan Abington with further questions. You may also contact Kathy North who is our Province IV Regional Representative for the Medical Trust. A list of members of the Health Care/Hospitalization Committee may be found here.