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The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church is now Wespath Benefits and Investments—effective July 18, 2016.

The federal government enacted comprehensive health care reform in March 2010: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA” or “ACA”). The documents linked to this page offer information for annual conferences, local churches and employees of employers related to The United Methodist Church. For more complete details, please visit these government websites: and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Note: These updates are provided by Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) as a general informational and educational service to its plan sponsors, the annual conferences, plan participants and friends across The United Methodist Church. The updates should not be construed as, and do not constitute, legal advice nor accounting, tax, or other professional advice or services on any specific matter; nor do these messages create an attorney-client relationship. Readers should consult with their counsel or other professional advisor before acting on any information contained in these documents.