Definition of Eligible Sponsoring Organizations
The Synod, Member Congregations and Affiliated Agencies (as defined below).
The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
The individual congregations listed in the Directory of Congregations in the annual Yearbook of the Synod.
Organizations under the supervision of Member Congregations, or any other Lutheran organization in fellowship with the Synod, including Northwestern Publishing House, Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service, Synodical Schools, area Lutheran high schools and Charitable Agencies, ELS – Evangelical Lutheran Synod, all as set forth in the Yearbook of the Synod. The VEBA Commission determines eligibility for participation in the WELS VEBA plan.
Enrollment in the WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan and its ancillary plans is determined by employee choice and in compliance with the eligibility rules of each plan. While a Sponsoring Organization is not able to enroll, terminate, or make any changes to an employee’s plan, each Sponsoring Organization is free to determine the amount that it contributes toward each employee’s premiums. Please note that the Sponsoring Organization is responsible for making payroll deductions, if applicable.
Sponsoring Organization Obligations
Each Sponsoring Organization is obligated to the following:
Learn more about the eligibility rules of the WELS VEBA health plan and if you are able to enroll.
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