A lot of preachers struggle with finding and paying for medical insurance. Personally, I am blessed because I have this Tennessee Rural insurance which is 336 dollars a month for the the whole family. It does not include drugs, but after a $1000 dollar deductible, it is a 80/20 pay. Not bad for the cost of it every month. Now I pay my own insurance so I shop around for a good deal. If I did not, I would be paying something like $950 a month. This would be a major hit to the budget. Every year my elders ask me how the money situation is and every year I tell them I am thankful for my health insurance plan. Fortunately, before I had this plan, the elders were willing to work with my family and I in maybe paying for the deductible if we had to pay it one year. That way we could save some money by having a high deductible. Anyway, not everyone has a good situation and some good elders like me. Some elders will not provide or help with insurance at all. The wife is not working so the husband has to provide the family with the insurance. It is sad that some ministers do not even have health insurance. So what is the role of the congregation in providing health insurance? Is the minister always expected to find his own and pay for it? Paying $1000 dollars a month when you are making $3000 or $4000 seems to eat the money quickly. Is there a way that all ministers can come together and develop a group plan for preachers in the churches? Some ministers are leaving the ministry because of insurance issues. This is a important topic for the preachers and the churches.
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