Stronger Together – President’s Message

We are blessed to have a synod that more than 30 years ago established a health care system called WELS VEBA to provide for the health care needs of our workers. By providing WELS VEBA for our workers and their families, our churches and schools ensure stable, consistent, nationwide, long-term health coverage for the duration of our workers’ ministries, regardless of where the Lord calls them to serve.

The business of health coverage is now more confusing than ever, especially with the uncertainties brought about by health care reform. But even with the changing rules and reforms, you can rest assured that WELS VEBA will analyze the complex regulations to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and offer the best coverage at a reasonable price for our pastors, teachers, staff ministers, and lay workers.

Participating in this system, which has been such a blessing, will not only benefit our workers but also is one more way in which we demonstrate that we are walking together and working together in our common mission and in support of those workers.

President Mark Schroeder


The WELS VEBA Plan utilizes numerous industry-leading service providers to administer benefits for our members. Click to view our partners and their contact information.


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