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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Benefits and Administrative Services”

    Equitable Compensation Application for January-June 2017 available

    October 17, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Commission on Equitable Compensation has issued guidelines and application forms for salary grants to local churches for the period January 1 to June 30, 2017. Salary grants are available only to churches with a pastor under full-time appointment.  To apply for salary assistance from the Equitable Compensation Fund, applicants should review the policies and procedures in the application document for guidance, and then complete the application according to the …more

    Pre-retirement Seminars scheduled in September

    August 16, 2016 / By Ashley Riddell / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There will be two Pre-retirement Seminars held in September to highlight and explain the benefits available through The United Methodist Church to retiring clergy.  These are intended to assist persons in their later years of ministry understand the current pension plan, health insurance options, Social Security, and moving assistance available. Please select one of the following dates ... ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ... as we will provide clergy-specific retirement projections, and …more

    Charge Conference Forms and Clergy Compensation Package information available

    August 1, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Forms required for this fall's upcoming Charge/Church Conferences are now available on the Upper New York Conference website's Forms page. There is a checklist that can be printed to help track the completion of these required forms. Please note that most forms are due two weeks prior to your charge conference. The forms are largely the same as last year with some minor revisions including the addition …more

    Bishop Webb issues annual Call to Conference

    April 21, 2016 / By Ashley Riddell / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In his annual Call to Conference video, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb stands amidst the quiet halls of Syracuse's OnCenter to highlight the worship, learning, and business that will occur during the 2016 Annual Conference session. "This has become a familiar place for United Methodists in Upper New York," he says in the video. "It's quiet here at the OnCenter now, but soon this place …more

    You have Health Care Reform tax forms, we have information

    March 30, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Below is information on Health Care Reform related tax forms you may be receiving for the 2015 tax year: Section 6055 Reporting – Minimal Essential Coverage (IRS Form 1095-B) All HealthFlex participants will receive a letter and Form 1095-B from Businessolver on behalf of The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. This form verifies the “individual mandate” for health coverage under Affordable Care Act provisions, which requires most U …more

    Blueprint for Wellness pre-registration begins

    March 21, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has teamed up again with Quest Diagnostics to offer “Blueprint for Wellness,” a free health screening program for eligible participants in the Upper New York Conference. This is an opportunity to obtain a free comprehensive “biometric” screening, which provides information about your heart, liver, and kidney function, diabetes risk and blood sugar control, and calcium and iron – …more

    Registration for the 2016 Annual Conference session opens

    March 9, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Registration is now open for the Upper New York Annual Conference session, held June 2-4 at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Click here to visit the registration page, which includes a link to the online form, the Registration and Event Guidelines, and the Housing Form.   Questions about registration can be addressed to Julie Valeski at julievaleski@unyumc.org. Click here for more news and information about the 2016 Annual Conference …more

    Equitable Compensation Application for July-December 2016 available

    March 1, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Commission on Equitable Compensation has issued guidelines and an application form for salary grants to local churches for the period July 1 to December 31, 2016. Salary grants are available only to churches with a pastor under full time appointment.  To apply for salary assistance from the Equitable Compensation Fund, applicants should review the policies and procedures in the application document for guidance, and then complete the application according …more

    CLT and CFA announce changes to 2016 spending plan

    February 22, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: The following letter was released by the Conference Leadership Team and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration on Feb. 22.  Sisters and brothers in Christ, We want to share some challenges, concerns, and, by the grace of God, opportunities for our Conference in the area of financial stewardship. As we finalized the total of Conference Ministry Shares collected in 2015 from local churches, we became aware …more

    IRS deadline extended for health coverage mandate form

    February 11, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The IRS has extended the due date to March 31 for mailing Form 1095-B to individuals for 2015 tax returns. As part of Section 6055: Reporting under the Affordable Care Act, Form 1095-B verifies the "individual mandate" for minimum essential health coverage. The General Board of Pension & Health Benefits will provide these forms to HealthFlex participants before the March 31 IRS deadline. In order to leverage the …more



    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."