Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1991-A137
Title: Provide Certain Lay Employees With Health and Life Insurance Benefits
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Substituted and Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That all parishes, missions, and other ecclesiastical organizations or bodies subject to the authority of this Church, and any other societies, organizations, or bodies in the Church which under the regulations of the Church Pension Fund have elected or shall elect to come into the pension system, be encouraged to provide for all lay employees who work a minimum of 1,000 hours annually health and life insurance benefits that are comparable to those provided to active clergy in the jurisdiction; and be it further

Resolved, That all dioceses be encouraged to allow employees of parishes and other units under ecclesiastical authority to participate in diocesan health and life insurance benefit programs; and be it further

Resolved, That the Church Pension Fund and its subsidiaries be requested to conduct a study and make recommendations to the 71st General Convention concerning the implementation of a comprehensive employee benefits program for lay church employees.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Phoenix, 1991 (New York: General Convention, 1992), p. 402.