Upcoming Pension and Welfare Seminars will look at pension plan changes



Changes to the current pension plan for clergy, approved by the 2012 General Conference session, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. This could mean all clergy retirement benefits will be reduced unless you take action. 
The South Georgia Conference and The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits are hosting several upcoming pension and welfare seminars to help clergy gain a better understanding of their pensions (CRSP/UMPIP) and welfare (CPP) plans and the changes being made.

There are three dates and locations. At each location there will be a pre-retirement meeting for persons over 55 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  At 1:30 p.m the seminar focusing on the upcoming changes will begin for all other clergy under 55. 

November 4, 2103
Tifton First UMC

November 5, 2013
Richmond Hill UMC

November 6, 2013
Mulberry Street UMC, Macon

All active clergy are encouraged to attend one of the workshops. Spouses may also attend.
Important information will be shared, as well as answers to the following questions:

·         What are the changes that are a result of the 2012 General Conference session?

·         What action do I need to take before Jan. 1, 2014?

·         When may I retire and will I be able to afford to do so?

·         What if something happens to me while I am active, and I’m unable to continue in my position?

Click here to watch a video to help explain changes to the Pension Plan.

For more information, contact the Administrative Services Office at 800-535-4224 or email eleanor@sgaumcadmin.com.