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Brethren Benefit Trust provides retirement benefits, health and welfare benefits, asset management, and financial advocacy to pastors, employees, and members of the greater Church of the Brethren community. Since it began as the Pension Board 74 years ago, BBT has been called to serve its members and clients, and we are thankful for that opportunity.


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Effective July 1, 2015, the IRS changed the rules pertaining to medical insurance premiums reimbursed by employers to congregational employees. Reimbursed medical premiums for some church, district, and camp employees began being treated as taxable income as a result of the change.The IRS rules for determining which medical premiums are taxable and which are exempt from tax are complicated, so it's difficult to generalize whether a particular reimbursement arrangement will be pre- or post-tax....  Read More ›
Brethren Pension Plan now provides an exciting new option for accessing the personal contributions in your Pension account. You can now withdraw those funds on a schedule that meets your needs by using our new PERIODIC PAYMENT PLAN. The periodic payment plan provides more flexible options to withdraw money you have personally contributed to your Pension account. Payments can be period-specific (a specific number of years over which you would like your balance to be spread) or dollar specific (for example, $500 per month until your balance is depleted)....  Read More ›
A first-quarter greeting to our members and clients from the PresidentFrom a market standpoint, one word that might describe the beginning of 2016 is rocky. This can be blamed on everything from China's economy to plummeting oil prices, to the upcoming presidential election. If you are watching the headlines, you may be feeling anxious about your investments, and how this market and financial volatility going on worldwide might affect you. It's normal to feel this way. ...  Read More ›

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