Pre-Retirement Seminar


Active clergy of the North Georgia Conference are invited to a Pre-Retirement Seminar on Thursday, January 7, at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. This program is targeted to those nearing retirement eligibility. If you are 58 years old or older or have 26 years of service or more in the United Methodist Church, you may be eligible to retire soon. Paula Whitbeck from the General Board of Pension & Health Benefits, a Social Security representative, Karen Fullerton and others will ...

HealthFlex Open Enrollment Time


Open enrollment for HealthFlex insurance participants is November 4-19. Go to and click on “2010 Annual Election” to learn more about HealthFlex 2010 benefits and to make your annual elections. You will need to have entered a personal identification number (PIN), which was mailed to you by WebMD. For help with the PIN, call the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits Health Team at 1-800-851-2201.  

HealthMiles Participants: Get in the 'Zone'


The conference has temporary custody of a portable VHM Health Zone. It is located in the DS Office on the 3rd floor of the United Methodist Center at Simpsonwood. You get 200 HealthMiles for use of a Zone for your monthly bio measurements.  We will have the Zone here at Simpsonwood or about in the conference until about November 10. Anyone at Simpsonwood for a meeting or a visit, come up and get extra miles by taking this month's measurements via the Zone. If you are able to stop by, please ...

Clergy Benefits Academy


All active clergy members of the North Georgia conference are invited to attend the Clergy Benefits Academy presented by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of The United Methodist Church! New ordinands, mid-career clergy, ready-to-retire clergy, district superintendents, clergy in extension ministries ... you are invited! There's something for everyone! This year, the Clergy Benefits Academy will be held October 5-7, 2009 in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. This event is a unique ...

Two Opportunities to Positively Impact Your Health at AC2009


Your Conference Board of Pensions & Health Benefits invites all HealthFlex members to take advantage of 2 opportunities during annual conference to positively impact your health. 1. Visit our computer kiosk station to take your Health Risk Quotient (HQ). Get help logging on, spend a few minutes privately reviewing your health risks. 2. Visit Becky Mader of ProCheck from 7 to 10 AM on Tuesday-Thursday for a FREE health screening. (Non HealthFlex members eligible for $115) You will be evaluated ...

HealthFlex Participants: Enroll in the HealthMiles Walking Program


HealthFlex participants:  If you haven't enrolled in the Virgin HealthMiles walking program at, what are you waiting for? 650 of us are enrolled, but there are still over 1,300 of us eligible for the program-covered retirees and spouses this includes you. 228 people have already earned $25 in the program and 23 have earned $100. The weather is mild, your health will be improved, there is cash on the table. Log on, sign up, order a free uploadable ...

Get In With Your New WebMD PIN


If you’re a HealthFlex participant, watch for an important letter from HealthFlex/WebMD the week of April 13. Every HealthFlex participant and covered spouse will receive a personalized letter. This letter contains a new personal identification number (PIN)—which is required to verify your authorization to access personal health information through the HealthFlex/WebMD Web site. This is a one-time authorization designed to maintain the security of your personal health data as HealthFlex moves ...

Participation Pays


You may be aware that we encouraged our HealthFlex participants to complete the Health Quotient (health risk assessment) and wellness exams last year. There were cash incentives to the individual participants but there were also incentives for the Annual Conference. Here are the results: Health Quotient 573 clergy and lay employees 349 spouses 922 total (62.2% of 1483 eligible persons)   Wellness/Pro-Check 545 clergy and lay employees 317 spouses 862 total (58.1% of 1483 eligible persons) ...