Via Benefits

Wespath partners with Willis Towers Watson’s Via BenefitsTM, one of the nation’s leading providers of health care solutions for Medicare-eligible retirees. The Via Benefis program offers assistance in selecting Medicare supplemental health coverage for eligible retirees, spouses and certain disabled participants using individual Medicare supplement plan markets. Via Benefits provides a portal to Medicare supplemental plans available from more than 90 health insurers (“carriers”) nationwide, as well as administration for tax-advantaged Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) from which retirees can pay their Medicare supplement premiums.

  • The Via Benefits program allows flexibility for retirees to customize their Medicare supplement coverage to their own financial and health situations. Current UMC retirees and their spouses have selected hundreds of different plans that meet their individual needs.
  • The program also offers an opportunity for cost savings to participants and plan sponsors, as well as potentially greater sustainability of retiree medical benefits and potential to reduce retiree medical liabilities by offering a fixed contribution via HRA.
  • UMC annual conferences and employers can partner with Wespath to offer Medicare supplemental coverage through Via Benefits. Wespath offers assistance with vendor management, implementation, communications and ongoing eligibility.
  • Through Wespath, UMC annual conferences and employers can adopt Via Benefits for their Medicare-eligible population—even if they have not adopted HealthFlex for active clergy and lay employees.
  • Phone support from Via Benefits licensed benefit advisers guides participants through individualized plan selection and enrollment, and provides ongoing support with related questions after enrollment.
  • As of 2018, more than 22 annual conferences and two UMC employer groups sponsor Via Benefits for over 75,000 Medicare-eligible retirees and spouses.

Via Benefits Resources

Via Benefits FAQs

Via Benefits HRA Notice of Privacy Practices

Via Benefits website

Contact Information

Plan Sponsors—1-866-249-7785


  • Via Benefits—1-866-249-7785
  • Wespath Health Team—1-800-851-2201 (option 2)


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