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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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Bettering the world



BBT Newsbites

The housing allowance provision that provides pastors with a tax benefit for their housing expenses is constitutional. That decision was announced today by the Seventh Circuit Appeals Court, which is located in Chicago....  Read More ›
A change to the Internal Revenue Code imposes a new tax on parking facilities owned by nonprofits, and may affect some churches. This new business income tax provision is found in Section 512(a)(7) of the code. Last November, Nevin Dulabaum as president of Brethren Benefit Trust (BBT) signed a letter to Congress expressing concern about this, among other changes to tax code. The letter was sent by an interfaith organization representing denominational benefit plans. ...  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 ›

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