As of January 1, 2008, we are part of the Orthodox HealthPlan network!*
The Orthodox HealthPlan provides benefits for the clergy and lay employees of:
- The Serbian Orthodox Church of the United States
- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
- The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
- The Orthodox Church in America
- The Diocese of The Armenian Church
*This new coverage information applies to only those members who participate in all three of our Health Care Plans (Medical, Vision and Dental.) Members who enrolled to our previous stand-alone Vision and Dental plans prior to 2008 still belong to DCSC Vision and MetLife Dental, respectively.
ENROLLMENT is open to all clergy and (at least half-time) employees of any Serbian Orthodox Church in America, within our five dioceses. Under the Church Constitution, parishes are required to provide healthcare to their priests and their dependants with the plans selected by the Central Council, or plans with equal or better coverages. A major advantage our plans is that they accept pre-existing conditions, with no waiting periods, in most cases.
Enrollment and other general administration questions should be directed to Fr. Milovan. Payment and premium questions should be directed to Central Church Council Treasurer, Brian Gerich.
PREMIUMS with the new plan are now the same for all participants and no longer based on zip code. The monthly premium for a single person is $1365.50 and $2395 for a family.
If you are interested in joining any of the Clergy Health Care Plans, please contact Fr. Milovan to provide you with and the appropriate application form(s). The more members we have in the group, the more affordable the coverage stays for all members.
A deductible is a pre-determined dollar amount that is the responsibility of the member. The insurance company’s responsibility begins after the member pays their deductible. The annual member deductible is now only $300 for single coverage and only $600 for family coverage (in-network). It is important to note that most services are covered without being subject to this deductible. The deductible applies to services such as:
- A hospital admission
- Outpatient surgery
- An inpatient stay at a Skilled Nursing Facility
- Home Health Care
- Inpatient Hospice Care
IN-NETWORK: DOCTOR VISIT COPAYS: $25.00
Informed Health® Line
Alternative Health Care Discounts
Oral Health Care Discounts
Pregnancy/Maternity Management Program*
Pregnancy Risk Survey
Breast Health Survey
Women's Health Asthma
Caring for Asthma
Caring for Diabetes
Caring for Congestive Heart Failure
Caring for Coronary Artery Disease
*(Editor's note: Although this plan offers great pregnancy coverage, pregnant members are encouraged to check with their local state maternity medicaid coverage to help defray hospital stay co-pays and reduce/eliminate out-of-pocket expenses. Most states offer coverage to pay whatever the insurance does not. Family income guidelines apply.)
The Summary of Plan Benefits can also be accessed here.
Through Vision One, You Have Access to:
• A wide selection of designer frames and brand-name contact lenses
• A discount program for the whole family
• Thousands of locations nationwide
• Unlimited use of the program with no maximums
• Evening and weekend hours
• PLUS … — No referrals — No claims forms — Immediate discounts — No waiting for reimbursement — Major credit cards accepted
• New — A 15 percent discount off the provider’s usual charge for Lasik corrective surgery
To find the Location Nearest You Call 1-800-793-8616 to access the automated locator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Representatives are also available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Or go to the Aetna U.S. Healthcare website and click on DocFind®, then select Vision One.
Clergy of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the US and Canada are entitled to receive Life Insurance through the Serbian National Federation (SNF) at a face value of $15,000 USD.
For an application please contact Fr. Milovan at 724-342-1198.
Download application here
SEND YOUR APPLICATIONS TO:
SERBIAN NATIONAL FEDERATION
938 Penn Avenue, Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222