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  • Keith Anderson

    Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund

    Executive Director

    (217) 529-3221

  • Carol Sims

    JC Delegate - Laity

    Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund

    United Methodist Foundation

    5th Elected

    (217) 529-3215


The Preachers' Aid Society and Benefit Fund (PASBF) began in the Civil War era to support retired clergy and their families. Over the years, the way PASBF has supported retirees and spouses has changed, but PASBF has never waivered from its original purpose.

Currently, PASBF supports retirees by virtually paying for the Medicare Supplement — contributing $3 million in 2011 to the Illinois Great Rivers Conference Health Insurance Plan.

Get signed up today and begin to earn money simply by being active! Choose "Other" for your department.

Sign up now for the annual Pre-Retirement Seminar.  It will be held October 7-8 in Peoria at the Pere Marquette Hotel.  Please see the event page for more details!  Contact Carol or Keith with any questions. 

Health Insurance Changes for Retirees and Spouses

Health Insurance: Remains the same. Medicare continues to be your primary health insurance. The Medicare Supplement is also the same – similar to a Plan F. The administrator of the plan has changed.

Third Party Administrator: Health Scope. Health Scope is the new administrator of the Conference Health Insurance Plan. Right Choice is no longer with the plan. You should have received a new medical care card (white with black lettering) for each person on the plan. If you did not receive a card, contact Robin Coats-Gauss, 217-529-2308).

Prescription Drug Coverage: Medicare Part D Plan. Retirees and Spouses no longer have Prescription Drug coverage as of January 1, 2012. Each person should have enrolled a Medicare Part D Plan of their choice. Your plan will mail you a Prescription Drug Card with your coverage information.

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A Place for Mom

A Place for Mom is a referral agency. They help families evaluate and find places for parents who need independent living to nursing facilities.


Online Donations Now Accepted


You may now give safely and securely to PASBF online through PayPal! Simply click on the Donate buttom below. Gift in honor or memory of a person, or simply just give a gift, easily and safely online! If you have any questions or problems, please contact Keith Anderson at or 217-529-3221.

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