Protection Plan



The Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) provides death benefits, long-term disability income replacement and certain other survivor benefits for eligible clergy of The United Methodist Church (UMC) and their families.

CPP is an Internal Revenue Code 414(e) "church plan" and is self-insured and funded by plan sponsor contributions.

Eligibility (Generally)*

  • UMC Bishops
  • UMC Clergy under full-time episcopal appointment and receiving “plan compensation” of at least 25% of Denominational Average Compensation (DAC)
  • Clergy from other Methodist denominations serving in the UMC (special rules apply)

* Other eligibility requirements may apply. Contact plan sponsor for details.


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