HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
HealthFlex is offered through the Wespath Benefits & Investments, a general agency of the denomination. HealthFlex is an integrated, wellness-driven health program focused on you. Just as John Wesley encouraged healthy living, HealthFlex supports participants like you to improve the quality of your health. HealthFlex is more than just a health insurance plan—it’s a comprehensive approach to healthier living.
Eligibility for HealthFlex
Pastors appointed at 75% time or more are eligible for HealthFlex benefits. Lay employees of local churches and district offices must work at least 30 hours per week to be eligible for HealthFlex benefits. To sponsor HealthFlex for lay employees a HealthFlex sub-adoption agreement must be completed by employer.
Summary of the SIX medical plans offered by EOC for 2021:
H2000 is provided
H1500, C2000 & B1000 are ‘buy up’ options for participants
H3000 is a ‘savings’ option for HSA and/or pay vision & dental
C3000 is a ‘savings’ option to pay vision & dental
THREE dental plans are offered by EOC. All dental plans are ‘buy-up’ options for participants.An outline of ALL the plans (medical, dental & vision) can be found in the pdf above titled “HealthFlex Exchange Plans Comparison”.
THREE visions plans are offered by EOC. The Core vision plan is included with all medical plans. The Full Service & Premier vision plans are ‘buy up’ options for participants.
If an eligible health care participant does not make any elections during HealthFlex ANNUAL Open Election Period; coverage defaults to the plans as stated below:
Retirees age 65 and over benefits click here - (no changes for 2020)
East Ohio Conference participant’s elections in HealthFlex are deductions from their monthly compensation. Letters have been sent to the churches and employers detailing the election choices for their participant(s)/employee(s).
The conference’s monthly health care & pension statement will include the billing for participant’s Health Flex buy-up elections.
All benefit premium deductions from compensation and the contributions to participant’s HSA and FSA (MRA & DCA) are pre-tax deductions.
The conference sponsored plans with HealthFlex will use the national BlueCard PPO network.
Select BlueCard PPO/EPO in the “Choose your Network” drop down (see below).
BCBS has excellent coverage throughout the country. Participants can access in network providers in any state and still be in Network.
This 2021 Health Benefits Plan page will have the latest information, as it is available. Please direct questions to Michelle Anderson.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 966-7581
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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