Mid-South District is responding to Jesus’ command through a dynamic effort called IMPACT. To empower these LCMS ministries to make an IMPACT for Christ in their communities.
As we move into the employer election period for 2015, Concordia Plan Services would like to take a moment to answer the questions of our employers about the Affordable Care Act, exemption status, and the benefit of our 2015 health plans. You are invited to attend a special webinar presentation where you will be able to have your questions answered, and your concerns addressed. Visit concordiaplans.org to register for the appropriate webinar.
Simply select a date and time, and register for the event using the link. To decide if you should attend an exempt or nonexempt webinar, please check your exemption status with this flowchart.
Glenn Mahnken, CMO – Concordia Plan Services
Marie Glancy, AVP, Products and Services – Concordia Plan Services
Please join us for this special presentation to learn more about what’s changing (and what’s not), and how we will continue to be here for you.
As you analyze your health care objectives and needs for 2015, please let us know if we can be of assistance in any way. We are here to serve you.
Benefit Consultant-Southeast Region
Concordia Plan Services
The following video update includes some news of new ministries and new missionaries.
Please keep the entire Peru mission team and the Peru mission in your prayers. I am including a picture of Pastor Herb Burch and his wife Markie, Pastor Joshua Gale and his wife Amanda and their children Katy and Zechariah, and Vicar Willie Grills and his wife Angelica and son Agustin. We look forward to them all arriving here in a few months.Read more...
SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby - The Wait is Over
The United States Supreme Court recently rendered its decision in the landmark Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Burwell cases. While the decision has no immediate direct impact on the Concordia Health Plan – these cases dealt with the right of for-profit privately held companies to exercise religious freedom under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 – Concordia Plan Services supports this Supreme Court decision upholding the right of family business owners to follow their religious convictions as guaranteed in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Concordia Plan Services will continue to monitor the impact of this decision, as well as other cases still to come before the Court, and work to provide comprehensive, quality health care that meets the needs of our members, while staying compliant with changing health care laws and committed to LCMS beliefs and theology. The decision rendered by the Court is consistent with the LCMS initiative Free to be Faithful, an education and awareness campaign to support American citizens' freedom of religion, to maintain the rights afforded in the Constitution for future generations, and to respond to increasing intrusions by government in the realm of the church.