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The RCA's Board of Benefits Services (also known as BOBS) is an agency of the General Synod that provides, manages, and administers retirement income, assistance grants, and insurance benefits for all ordained ministers and their families, and for other employees of agencies, assemblies, and institutions of the Reformed Church in America.

Insurance Info

Beginning January 1, 2014, the newly formed Reformed Benefits Association (the RCA's insurance partnership with the Christian Reformed Church in North America) provides group medical insurance and other insurance products for RCA ministers and lay staff. Visit the RBA website for more information about insurance.

Despite the fact that BOBS no longer offers group medical insurance, it continues to stipulate minimum standards for medical insurance coverage for ordained ministers (RCA Required Insurance, 2016).


The Covenant of Care

The theological paper "Covenant of Grace/Covenant of Care" provides a biblical foundation for the work of the Board of Benefits Services.

Newsletters and Communication

Recent communication documents from the Board of Benefits Services.

Long-Term Disability and Group Life Insurance

All ministers of Word and sacrament in the RCA are required to have long-term disability and group-life insurance (per Formulary 5 of the Book of Church Order).


More on the retirement program for clergy, missionaries, and qualifying lay employees of the RCA and its agencies and affiliates.


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    Claude Bussieres

    Manager of Retirement Services
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    Thos Shipley

    Retirement Program Plan Administrator
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    Mornier C. Rich

    Retiree Chaplains Program and Executive Assistant for Retirement Services
    (212) 870-3245
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    Cineca Anthony

    Life and LTD Administrator
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    Jeanenne Spencer

    Life and LTD Administrator
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    Feifei Liu

    Benefit Actuarial Analyst
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    Kelly Oliveira

    Human Resources Director/Executive Director of Benefits Services