The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


ELCA health-care costs will rise in 2002

Trustees of the ELCA Board of Pensions approved increases in the 2002 contribution rates for the health-care plan at their Aug. 1-3 meeting in Minneapolis. The increases will range from 6.7 percent to 16.4 percent, with an average of 10.6 percent.

Increases will vary among the six rate classes established last year. The board expects an increase of 13 percent in 2002 claims based on U.S. projections, said David Adams, vice president for research and design.

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