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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11832 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606-4231
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Healthcare, Pension & Compensation
The diocese provides insurance plans for all diocesan employees and for clergy and lay employees of those congregations that have elected to participate in the diocesan plans.


Insurance for clergy and lay employees

The diocese provides insurance plans for all diocesan employees and for clergy and lay employees of those congregations that have elected to participate in the diocesan plans.

Medical Insurance

For information on rates and a summary of the plans, follow the links below. In order for you to enroll, you must be employed by the diocese or a parish or mission of this Diocese as an exempt employee or an hourly employee working 1,500 hours or more a year. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact Susan Allen, 757-213-3397 or sallen@diosova.org.

Summaries of Benefits and Coverage and Plan Document Handbooks containing more information about the available plans may be found on the Church Pension Group website at www.cpg.org/mtdocs.

2023 Annual Enrollment Health Benefits Overview

2023 Health & Dental Plan Comparisons

2023 Health & Dental Plan Costs

For information on how to save insurance costs using CDHP medical plans click here.

For Diocesan Treasurer John Fogarty's 2021 presentation to clergy at open office hours click here.

Click here for guidance and instructions for establishing a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA).

Protection against "surprise" medical bills - this notice explains the difference between "balance billing" and "surprise billing" and spells our your rights and protections if you believe you are wrongly billed.

Disability Claims

Aflac is the insurer for the group short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies offered by The Church Pension Group. To file a claim use Aflac's online portal or call 800-206-8826. If you have questions or concerns, contact CPG at 800-480-9967, or email mtcustserv@cpg.org

Short Term Disability & Clergy Maternity Leave
When a cleric gives birth they are immediately covered by short-term disability for 12 weeks. There is no elimination period or waiting period in this situation. This assumes the parish continues to pay the cleric's salary at 100%. Upon doing so, the parish receives 70% of the cleric's compensation for the 12 weeks. Before the birth takes place the cleric may contact Aflac and let them know of the circumstances. Aflac will discuss the process from there. Please note that the clergy maternity leave policy is different from that of lay employees.

Diocese of Southern Virginia Cafeteria Plan

The Diocese of Southern Virginia’s cafeteria plan allows employees of our churches and their affiliates to pay for health insurance (medical insurance and dental insurance) with a portion of their pay before taxes are withheld, saving money for both employee and employer. Click here for details.


Church Pension Fund

Information regarding the Church Pension Fund can be found here: http://www.cpg.org/

Clergy Compensation Information & Guidelines

Each year, the Compensation Commission recommends a cost-of-living adjustment for clergy and lay employees and re-issues Clergy Compensation Information & Guidelines. The compensation table reflects comparable pension-based total compensation amounts based on the size of the congregation, using pledge and plate revenues and average Sunday attendance from the Parochial Reports. These are merely guidelines to be used by the vestry and clergy to determine compensation for the clergy.

2023 Clergy Compensation Information and Guidelines



Last Published: January 5, 2023 2:22 PM