Petition 81214

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Retired Health Plan (81214-FA-NonDis)

The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church shall develop and present to the 2012 General Conference of the United Methodist Church a mandatory denomination group health plan for retired or disabled Medicare eligible United Methodist Clergy.  The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church shall bill the Annual Conference(s) or the General Agencies in which service was recognized and rendered for the mandatory denominational group health Plan for retired or disabled Medicare eligible clergy in proportion to the years of pension and benefit responsibility found in the service records of the retired or disabled clergy member.

Rationale

This allows United Methodist Clergy who have transferred from one Annual Conference to another Annual Conference or have served General Agencies of The United Methodist Church access to a uniform denominational health care plan for Medicare eligible retired or disabled United Methodist clergy.  It also links the funding requirement to...