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ELCA health-care cost-sharing approved

The ELCA Board of Pensions trustees at a Nov. 5-7 meeting in Minneapolis approved a move to price the ELCA health plan more competitively and adjust cost-sharing among congregations. The ELCA Church Council will act on the new rate structure at its April meeting.

Health-care costs are higher in some sites, such as metropolitan areas. Currently ELCA rates, based on salary, aren't adjusted for geographic differences, said David Adams, vice president for research and design. Consequently, contributions of most ELCA congregations exceed the average cost of coverage for their area.


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