It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that an employee’s enrollment form is completed and submitted to the FBP Administrator at least 30 days prior to the eligible date – which is three months after start of employment. Income reported on enrollment will include salary and allowances (car, clergy residence deduction, etc) but does not include overtime or bonus.
All employees are eligible provided they are working 20 hours per week or more and have completed three (3) months of continuous service. An employee is defined as a person earning at least $2,000 per month.
Employees that are paid less than $2,000, including benefits, may choose to participate on a voluntary basis, on agreement by pastor and church council. Please send the National Office a signed letter by the Council for voluntary participation or if they wish to waive the 3 month wait time.