Impact on Pension and Health Benefits

for TAC Clergy who Withdraw or Discontinue Membership

The following information is provided as a resource to TAC clergy; however, any TAC clergy considering withdrawal should contact Wespath directly at 1-800-851-2201 to receive definitive information

regarding the impact of withdrawal upon their personal retirement benefits.
 

RETIREMENT & PENSION PLAN BENEFITS

For a summary of current retirement plans, click here.

  • Active ordained deacons or elders who withdraw will receive a lump sum payment in lieu of a life annuity.  Contact Wespath at 1-800-851-2201 to receive an estimate.
    For more information, click here.
     
  • Active provisional and associate members and local pastors who withdraw or discontinue are still eligible for life annuity benefits.
    For more information, click here.
     
  • Retired clergy who withdraw or discontinue will continue to receive a life annuity.
    For more information, click here.

    For a Wespath chart summarizing the impact of withdrawal on Pension Benefits click here.

ACTIVE GROUP HEALTH PLAN BENEFITS

  • Active Clergy who withdraw or discontinue may not continue in the TAC Group Health Benefits plan.
    For more information, click here.

RETIREE MEDICAL PLAN BENEFITS

  • Retired clergy who withdraw or discontinue will lose eligibility for all retiree health plan benefits.
    For more information, click here.