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Death, disability and survivor benefits for clergy and their families.

The Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) provides peace of mind for you and financial security for your family. The plan, which is self-insured and funded by plan sponsor contributions, includes death benefits, long-term disability income replacement and other survivor benefits.


Generally, you are eligible to participate in the CPP if your conference or salary-paying unit sponsors the plan and you satisfy eligibility requirements, which include full-time episcopal appointment and plan compensation equal to or greater than 25% of the Denominational Average Compensation (DAC). Plan sponsors may elect to cover three-quarter time clergy. Contact your plan sponsor regarding other eligibility requirements.


The CPP is administered by Wespath and includes the following benefits:

  • Benefit payable upon the death of an active or retired participant, a spouse or surviving spouse and dependent children under age 19
  • Supplemental benefits for surviving spouses
    • Educational benefits for surviving dependent children (limitations apply)
    • Minimum Surviving Spouse Annuity
  • Long-term disability (LTD) benefits
    • Return-to-Work Program for participants receiving LTD benefits who are deemed able to return to work by a physician
  • Voluntary Transition Program (ends December 31, 2020)

Have Questions?

Call your Plan Sponsor or Wespath at 1-800-851-2201.