2017 Health Initiative - Freedom to Choose

The Florida Annual Conference approved the Freedom to Choose - 2017 Health Initiative effective January 1, 2017.  This new benefit criteria applies to all full time clergy, including deacons, appointed to a local church, mission, or district office.  A guideline and a question and answer sheet are listed below to help you through this transition. 

Below are two videos regarding the 2017 Health Initiative - one for the local church leadership and the other for the clergy member.  2017 will be a big change for most of the clergy that will need to seek alternative healthcare. The following videos are available to assist you with this transition.  


Attention Local Church Leadership (SPRC, Finance, Administration). An overview of clergy health insurance changes


Attention Clergy at a local church - Overview of 2017 Health Initiative



Important Notice regarding 2017 Health Savings Accounts

If you currently have a health savings account or are thinking about setting up a health savings account for 2017, please watch the following video to ensure you are in compliance with the IRS rules.


2017 Health Initiative Announcement 

Communication for Clergy and Local Churches 

2017 Health Initiative Questions and Answers

Find a Navigator for the Marketplace

Important Notice Regarding HSA in 2017



Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

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Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011