The 2% Discount...How It Works and What You Can Do to Get It!
What is the 2% Discount?The 2% discount on health contributions is offered by Portico Benefit Services to reward seminaries, churchwide ministries and employers in synods with strong health assessment participation. Collectively, the ELCA can save $2.2 million if all synods (and employers within a synod), seminaries and churchwide ministries qualify for the discount.
How the 2% Discount is EarnedELCA employers (i.e., congregation, seminary, organization) earn a 2% discount on the current year's ELCA health benefit contribution payments if 65% or more of the ELCA-primary plan members and eligible spouses within a synod, seminary or churchwide ministry take the online Mayo Clinic Health Assessment between January 1 and April 30 of that year.
How the 2% Discount Works
How the 2% Discount Affects YouIf your synod (collectively), seminary or churchwide ministry earns the 2% discount, it reduces the amount you’ll have to pay for ELCA benefits by 2% for all of that plan year.
The 2% discount is offered to encourage and reward employers for their efforts to communicate the value of taking the health assessment to their employees.