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Healthcare Annual Enrollment Oct. 28 through Nov. 15, 2019
Important information about 2020 Health and Dental Benefits for active clergy and lay employees.


Approximately one week before the Annual Enrollment period all currently enrolled Medical Trust employees will receive a letter from the Medical Trust with more detailed information and instructions regarding Annual Enrollment (AE) plans for 2020. If you are not currently participating in a Medical Trust plan and would like to enroll, you will NOT receive a letter. Please contact Canon Ed Tracy or Susan Allen for signup information.

Annual Enrollment for RETIRED clergy is October 14 – December 6, 2019. Retired clergy who have a United Healthcare Medicare Supplement Health Plan through the Episcopal Church Medical Trust will not have to sign up for a new plan and should follow the instructions in the Annual Enrollment letter which they will receive from the Medical Trust.

During the Medical Trust’s 2020 Annual Enrollment period:

  • Current plan members may change their plan selections for the following year.
  • Eligible non-participating employees have the option to join a plan.
  • Eligible non-participating dependents may be added to a member’s plan without the need of a qualifying event.

You will need to enroll using your MyCPG Account. The user name and password you created to access your benefits information on your MyCPG Account will also be used to access the annual enrollment web page. If you have not done so previously, you will need to create a MyCPG Account prior to Annual Enrollment.  For assistance to create a MyCPG Account, contact the Church Pension Group (CPG) Client Services Team at 1-800-480-9967, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (excluding holidays), or email mtcustserv@cpg.org.

2020 Plans Highlights & Changes

  • 10 annual enrollment plans will be offered for 2020: 4 Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCard plans; 4 CIGNA plans; and 2 Consumer Directed High Deductible/Health Saving Plans
  • The CIGNA and Anthem plans cost the same. Coverage may be different.
  • All health plans include coverage for prescription drugs and vision, except as noted in the Consumer Directed High Deductible plans.
  • Cigna is the sole dental plan provider. The dental plans are separate costs from the medical plans.
  • Changes for the 2020 Plan Year: Effective January 1, 2020, our members enrolled in an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan will receive their behavioral health benefits through Anthem Behavioral Health. Copayments and coinsurance will remain the same as in 2019. If you are enrolled in an Anthem PPO and are currently seeing a provider covered by Cigna Behavioral Health, we encourage you to check your provider’s status with Anthem Behavioral Health.

Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Optional Plans
You need to be on Medicare and pre-approved through the Episcopal Medical Trust in order to participate in the MSP plans. There are 8 “MSP” plans to select from for 2020: 4 Anthem MSP and 4 Cigna MSP plans. These MSP plans are ONLY available to those on Medicare (65+) or who have a spouse/partner on Medicare who will be in the Diocesan Health Plan. The plans are optional for Medicare recipients and are not required. If you would like to have the option explained further please contact Canon Ed Tracy or Susan Allen. 

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Cigna Behavioral Health
In addition to the health plans, we offer a stand-alone EAP plan at $4 a month that parishes may elect to offer to their employees who opt out of medical benefits coverage. (The EAP is already included as part of every medical plan offering.) This will be billed in the same manner as the medical benefits. Your parish may elect to offer the EAP to all eligible employees who have opted out of medical coverage or to no one. Please contact Canon Ed Tracy or Susan Allen if you are interested.

Plan Documents
2020 Summaries of Benefits and Coverage and 2019 Plan Document Handbooks containing more information about the available plans may be found on the Church Pension Group website at www.cpg.org/mtdocs.

Questions?
If you have questions you may always email mtcustserv@cpg.org or phone CPG Client Engagement at 1-800-480-9967. They will be happy to assist you with annual enrollment or other questions you may have. Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. M-F. You may also email or phone Canon Ed Tracy or Susan Allen at the diocesan office.

2020 Health Plan Comparison chart

2020 Health & Dental Plan Comparisons

2020 Health & Dental Plan costs
 

The Rev. Canon Ed Tracy, Canon for Administration
etracy@diosova.org
Direct: 757-213-3378
Main Office: 1-800-582-8292

Susan Allen, Assistant to the Canons
sallen@diosova.org
Direct: 757-213-3391

 

Last Published: October 7, 2019 2:50 PM