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RCA Board of Benefits Services

The Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) strives to provide security and support so RCA ministers, their families, church staff, retirees and surviving spouses, and denominational staff can serve God’s church from first call through final breath.

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Resources for employers
Are you wondering where to look for medical insurance requirements, forms, and benefits guidance for your minister or other church employees? The employer page is your one stop for comprehensive resources for RCA employment in our churches and institutions.
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Benefits and ministries

The RCA cares for the people who devote themselves to serving the church: pastors, church staff, missionaries, retirees and surviving spouses, and denominational staff. Through the Board of Benefits Services (BOBS), employees receive medical, life, and long-term disability insurance, as well as contributions to retirement.


To help you achieve financial security in retirement, BOBS provides a retirement plan designed for clergy, missionaries, and qualifying lay employees of the RCA, its agencies, and its affiliates. 

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Ordained and commissioned pastors actively serving at least 17.5 hours per week are provided with employer-paid group life and long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits through the Board of Benefits Services.

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Free counseling

The Employee Assistance Program provides free confidential counseling services to eligible RCA Ministers of Word and Sacrament, retirees, denominational staff, missionaries, and their households. In addition to counseling, many other services are available at no additional cost to the employee.

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Financial health

We believe that financial health frees pastors and other ministry leaders to serve. When finances are out of order, it’s much harder to focus on ministry. It’s our goal to equip pastors to be financially secure both now and in retirement. We offer resources so that pastors can get out of debt, budget well, and prepare for retirement. We also offer tools for negotiating fair compensation and for navigating taxes, including taking advantage of the tax benefits offered to ministers.

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Employer resources

Whether you’re a church or a nonprofit, if you employ an RCA minister of Word and sacrament, you have a hand in the minister’s retirement plan, insurance benefits, and even taxes. Find all the information and forms in our employer resource center.

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Contact Kelly

Kelly Oliveira

Executive Director of Benefits Services

Board of Benefits Services
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1606
New York, NY 10115
866-221-5480; FAX: 833-627-7620