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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
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757-595-0783 Fax

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Healthcare, Pension & Compensation


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.

2019 Annual Enrollment for Health & Dental Plans for ACTIVE clergy and lay employees is Oct. 29 through Nov. 16, 2019. Annual Enrollment for RETIRED clergy is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Click here for complete information.

Medical Insurance

The Church Medical Trust has announced the rates for the different plans offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia. 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. Individuals who are currently enrolled will receive information directly from the Medical Trust. The Church Medical Trust will announce open enrollment dates for those individuals who are not yet enrolled in the medical or dental plans. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact The Rev. Canon Ed Tracy, 757-213-3378 or etracy@diosova.org.

Click here for a comparison of health and dental plans.

Click here for health and dental plan rates.

New intake process for Clergy Short-Term Disability claims

On January 1, 2018, a new process went into effect for the intake of short-term disability claims for eligible participants in The Church Pension Fund Clergy Short-Term Disability Plan. New claims must be reported directly to Liberty Mutual, their short-term disability program administrator, rather than via CPG Client Services. New claims may be submitted directly to Liberty Mutual either by visiting www.mylibertyconnection.com and using company code "CPG-EE" or calling Liberty Mutual at 877-225-1740.

Generally, the claim MUST be submitted within the first 60 days of disability to receive the full benefit. Click here to view A Guide to Clergy Benefits for more information. Liberty Mutual has also customized their step-by-step checklist for Clergy Short-Term Disability Plan participants to support the submission of claims. Click here to view this checklist for online or telephone claims submission, and a fillable medical release form.

If you have questions or concerns, contact CPG at 855-215-5990, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) or email admin-assist@cpg.org


Church Pension Fund

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

Clergy Compensation Manual & Guidelines

Each year, the Compensation Commission recommends a cost-of-living adjustment for clergy and lay employees and re-issues the Clergy Compensation Manual & 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.