Churches and Healthcare

John Butler recently wrote an article for Church Executive Magazine that runs through how the health care changes that are currently in process could affect the local church.  In the article he lists a few things that may affect how your church handles staff health care:

  • No lifetime or annual cover age limits
  • Extension of dependent cover age up to age 26
  • Coverage for preventive health services without any cost-sharing requirements
  • Mandated specific patient protections
  • For insured health plans, no discrimination in favor of more highly compensated employees
  • Mandated claims appeals and review processes
  • Prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusionsW-2 reporting of the cost of health coverage (beginning with calendar year 2011 and reported on the Form W-2 issued in 2012)

For more, read John’s article here.


About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.