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Overview of Plan and Transition to Via Benefits on April 1, 2023

The Collins Retiree Health Plan provides eligible retired missionaries who have served Global Ministries a supplementary health plan. The benefit is based on years of eligible Collins credited service. The Plan was transitioned from Global Ministries to Wespath in August of 2020. Wespath and Global Ministries continue to partner to ensure the Collins Retiree Health Plan will support you through your retirement.

In April 2023, the Collins Retiree Health Plan will change. The current plan, administered by Stirling/90 Degree Benefits, will end on March 31, 2023. Wespath is partnering with Via Benefits Insurance Services to offer a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) beginning April 1. There is nothing for you to do at this time.

From January–March 2023, Via Benefits will help Medicare-eligible retirees receiving health care in the U.S. select and enroll in a new Medicare supplement plan for April 1, and you will be able to reimburse yourself for the premiums and out-of-pocket expenses using your HRA. Via Benefits is the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for Medicare-eligible retirees.

All eligible retirees will receive HRA funding based on years of service beginning April 1.

This change applies to all eligible (current and future) missionary retirees. Wespath and Global Ministries believe this change is in the best interest of our U.S. and international retirees.

Resources

Video of Webinar Highlights

“Transition to Via Benefits—U.S. Medicare-Eligible Retirees”

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Slide Deck for Retirees With Medicare
Receiving Care in the U.S.

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Slide Deck for Retirees Living Internationally
or not Enrolled in Medicare

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Letter for Retirees With Medicare
Receiving Care in the U.S.

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Letter for Retirees Living Internationally or not Enrolled in Medicare

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