Insurance through the UB Association

As you examine health insurance plans for your church staff, you might want to consider two plans offered through the United Brethren Association for Church Development, based at Rhodes Grove Camp in Chambersburg, Pa. This is our denomination’s voluntary insurance program. About 50 UB people, including the staff of the US national office in Indiana, are enrolled in the plan.

The United Brethren Association for Church Development offers insurance products to the ministries of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA. The UB Association is incorporated as a domestic nonprofit corporation within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is an “Association” as described in ¶523 of the UB Discipline.

For information, contact Dr. Larry Reinertsen, Director.
United Brethren Association Health Plans
6112 Pine Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112

Insurance Products Offered

Capital Blue Cross

Benefits and Pricing information for Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision

Download the enrollment form

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Dearborn Basic Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability (LTD)

Their benefit amounts are $10,000 each. Voluntary coverage can be added if you have the basic coverage first.

Spouse and dependents can be covered as well.

Rates are locked in until January 2025.

Download the Enrollment Form

(A beneficiary or several totaling 100% distribution of your life insurance policy must be completed on the Enrollment form, page 2.)

HSA / Optum Bank is the website you can go to for setting up your Health Care Savings Account (HSA), if you are insured with Capital Blue Medical products.

Monthly or annual deductions can be withdrawn from your church or personal bank accounts to build-up your HSA.

You get a bank card from Optum bank to use at your medical providers, to pay for their services from the money you have set aside in your HSA.

Download enrollment form.


Aflac Insurance will be offered sometime in 3rd or 4th quarter of 2022.

About the UB Association for Church Development


The UB Association was founded in 2002 as the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Church Multiplication. Its purpose was expanded as a result of the denominational restructuring in 2006, and its name changed in 2012. It maintains an office at Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center between Greencastle and Chambersburg, Pa.


The purpose of the United Brethren Association for Church Development is to support the ministries of the United Brethren in Christ, including but not limited to the following:

1. Enhance the unity of United Brethren ministries by:

  • Fostering connectedness congregation-to-congregation and between UB congregations and Rhodes Grove Camp.
  • Supporting local congregations through training and church development opportunities.
  • Providing spiritual enrichment opportunities for pastors and their spouses.

2. Provide resources to the US National Conference of the United Brethren in Christ by:

  • Offering health, life, death and dismemberment, and disability insurance.
  • Supplying the National Office with news and advice about insurance, clergy taxes, church law, and related matters.

The UB Association works in close partnership with Rhodes Grove Camp and the United Brethren National Office to fulfill this purpose.


The UB Association 2022 Board of Directors. Standing, l-r: Mike Dean (pastor of Living Water UB church, Winchester, Va.); Stuart Johns (representing the Rhodes Grove Camp board; pastor of Idaville UB church in Gardners, Pa.); John Christophel (pastor of Mt. Olivet UB church, Mt. Solon, Va.); David Rawley, secretary (pastor of Otterbein UB church in Greencastle, Pa.). Seated, l-r: Donna Smith, administrative assistant (from Otterbein UB church in Greencastle, Pa.); Michael Mudge, president (pastor of Bethany House of the Lord UB church in Cumberland, Md.); Glen Gochenour, vice president (from Macedonia UB church in Greencastle, Pa.); Marvin Shubert, treasurer (from Blue Rock UB church in Waynesboro, Pa.).

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