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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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Latest News

Some of you may be wondering what is happening with the housing allowance, now that we are approaching tax time. BBT president Nevin Dulabaum reports that as of December 2017, the pastor’s housing allowance was officially declared unconstitutional by a judge in Wisconsin. This was not unexpected. The judge had ruled similarly on a previous case, but it was thrown out by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago because the party that filed the lawsuit had not tried to receive a housing allowance, and therefore, were not impacted and had no grounds on which to file the case....  Read More ›
Remember that your retirement plan is intended for long-term investment. Attempts to time the market are rarely successful. One way to manage risk over time is to ensure you have a diversified portfolio that is rebalanced through up-and-down markets. Keep your individual needs, goals, and time horizon in mind, and consult with your financial adviser if needed. It is important to note that diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit and do not protect against loss in declining markets....  Read More ›
In December 2017, the ConocoPhillips Board of Directors adopted a resolution that the annual stockholder meetings of ConocoPhillips will be held in-person with internet availability until the Board determines otherwise. This decision was made after the company considered feedback received from stockholders, including Church of the Brethren Benefit Trust, regarding the 2017 Virtual Stockholder Meeting that was conducted in May....  Read More ›

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