The ELCA Health Plan has always been a community plan, designed to meet the specific needs of the ELCA community. As we prepare for Annual Enrollment November 4 – 18, 2020, Portico is offering additional information and guidance on the two ELCA-Recommended options for 2021.

For 2021, the Church Council is recommending the following options:

  • Gold+
  • Silver+ paired with a Level A or B health savings account (HSA) employer contribution

Both options are aligned with the 80% – 20% cost-sharing traditionally recommended by the ELCA. This ELCA stamp of approval on the Silver+ option will be good news for members wanting to tap the savings and tax benefits offered by a high-deductible health plan paired with an HSA.

Portico has provided an overview of the Gold+ and Silver+ plans and things to for organizations and individuals to consider when selecting their benefit options. Learn More.

Additionally, Portico’s president, Rev. Jeff Thiemann, and Bishop James Dunlop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, answer some key questions to help you choose the best option to fit your needs. Watch Now:

If you have additional questions, you may reach out to:

Rev. Catherine Schibler, Regional Representative 
C: 419.3489760 /  800.352.2876,