Payment of Premiums

Payment schedules for each plan are as follows:

  • The WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan, Voluntary Group Term Life Benefits, Voluntary Long Term Disability Benefits, and Voluntary Dental Benefits are billed on a monthly basis. Monthly premiums are due on the 1st day of each month and allow a 10 day grace period.

  • The WELS Pension Plan is billed on a quarterly basis. Quarterly premiums are due on the first day of each calendar quarter and allow a 20 day grace period. Note that a late payment penalty will be applied to Pension premiums paid past the grace period deadline. Click here for details on the Pension late payment penalty.

Checks for premium payments should be made payable to WELS and should include the bottom third of the premium invoice.

Payment, along with the bottom portion of the invoice, should be sent to the WELS Benefit Plans Office lockbox at the following address:

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
PO Box 856840
Minneapolis, MN  55485-6840

Payments should not be sent to the Benefit Plans Office in Waukesha.

Please note: Congregations that choose to use automated payment services to pay premiums should be sure to include their church name, address, and plan for which payment is being made (i.e. Health, GTL, etc.) on the check that is sent to the Benefit Plans Office lockbox. Members who choose to use automated payment services to pay premiums should be sure to include their member ID number and plan for which payment is being made (i.e. Health, GTL, etc.) on the check that is sent to the Benefit Plans Office lockbox.

The WELS Benefit Plans Office offers an automated payment option through Automated Clearing House (ACH). Please contact the WELS Benefits Service Center at 1-800-487-8322 (option 1) or wels@bswift.com for more details.