C065 Uniform Maternity Disability Coverage

Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring,

That the 80th General Convention recognizes the disparity of maternity coverage provided for clergy employees versus lay employees, with lay employees provided six weeks disability income coverage for natural birth and eight weeks for c section versus 12 weeks for clergy, and in a desire to provide parity between lay and clergy employees; and be it further

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention recognizes the difficulties that occur in obtaining affordable policies through insurance vendors and products; and be it further

Resolved, That the 80th General Convention mandates strongly recommends Church Pension Group make available adequate 12-week coverage for lay and clergy employees through available marketplace policies.