• 2016 WELS VEBA Health Plan Rates

    2016 WELS VEBA health plan premium rates are now available

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  • May 2015 Graduates

    Benefit information for graduates of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and Martin Luther College

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  • Our Mission

    Proactively serving WELS/ELS workers and organizations with effective solutions to benefit needs.

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Welcome to the WELS Benefit Plans Office!

Get started now by contacting WELS Benefit Plans 

Find a Provider

Find a Blue Cross Blue Shield network provider in your area.

Enroll a New Dependent

Learn more about how to enroll under WELS VEBA a new dependent gained through marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

Accepting a New Call

Taking a new call or position to a new WELS or ELS ministry location? Find out more.

Planning For Retirement

Learn more about the WELS Pension Plan and estimate the monthly benefit available to you at retirement age.

View Health Benefits

Learn more about the health benefits available under the WELS VEBA Group Health Plan.

Benefiting Our Workers

The WELS Benefit Plans Office offers two main benefit plans:
the WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan and the WELS Pension Plan.


The WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan is the WELS-sponsored group health care plan that is available to all active, eligible workers at WELS and ELS ministry locations. The WELS VEBA health plan provides comprehensive medical, prescription drug and vision benefits to members.

WELS VEBA also offers a wide range of voluntary benefits available to eligible workers enrolled in the WELS VEBA health plan. Please view the pages linked below to learn more about these additional benefits.

WELS Pension Plan

The WELS Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan that provides benefits upon retirement to eligible, vested participants. Benefits are provided in the form of a monthly lifetime annuity. The Plan also offers retired workers the opportunity to provide monthly lifetime benefits to their surviving spouses, and a lump sum death benefit for workers who die while serving an active call.

Please see the Pension eligibility page for an explanation of the participation rules for the WELS Pension Plan. Please note that the participation rules for the Pension Plan differ from the eligibility rules for WELS VEBA.

“WELS Veba is a program that works so well that I don’t even have to think about it. It allows me to be able to focus on the things that are important–my wife’s health, my daughter, and my ministry.”

Rev. Jeremy Husby
Rev. Jeremy HusbyPeace, Hartford, Wis.

“I look at it not so much as an insurance policy, as much as it is a way for us to show our concern and compassion and support for each other.”

Rev. Charles Heup
Rev. Charles HeupGood Shepherd, Plymouth, Wis.

Service Providers

WELS Benefits Service Center


VSP Vision Benefits


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield


Assurant Dental Benefits


Express Scripts


UnitedHealthcare Medicare