January 2019


Did your compensation package change? After uploading changes to the conference dashboard, be sure the church treasurer updates any checks being automatically generated with any new pension amounts, or new Health Insurance premium bills. 
If you are changing the amount being sent to Wespath for clergy UMPIP retirement contributions, be sure to fill out a new Compensation Election Form and send it to the Board of Pensions office as soon as possible.


Retirees who have a new Individual health plan should soon receive their ASi/Benny Debit Cards in the mail.  This pre-funded debit card is how you will receive your health insurance subsidy which has been funded by the Conference Claimants Endowment Board. The amount will be the same as in previous years, and is based upon years of service.  Watch your mail for a letter from the Board of Pensions, where we will describe how to use your card. Be sure to activate your card when you receive it. The cards are effective as of January 1, 2019. 

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A Long Winter's Nap

“And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap..."

As I write this, Christmas is only a few days away. I really ought to be quoting scripture along the lines of the Word becoming flesh, and celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace.   But the truth is, the words of the “Night Before Christmas” poem are running through my mind as I contemplate the beginning of a new year, and the topic of health and fitness. (MORE>>)


Dorothy "Dottie" Vieira


Board of Pensions, California-Nevada Conference, United Methodist Church
1337 Howe Ave. Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95825
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