A102 Churchwide Education Efforts to Control Healthcare Costs

Final Status: Concurred

Resolved, That the 81st General Convention urge the Church Pension Group to continue its education efforts around health insurance benefit selection, with more purposeful attention given to the benefits offered to employees, covered communities, and the whole church through greater use of the Medicare Small Employer Exception by employees age 65 or older in eligible communities; the need for group administrators to exercise discretion in the number of benefit levels offered within a group; and the benefits to employees and covered communities through the adoption and use of Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHPs) and associated Health Savings Accounts, and methods by which institutions may transition their employees to such plan offerings.