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Bethany Benefit Service

The simple choice. The Covenant choice.

Bethany Benefit Service was created by the Evangelical Covenant Church in 1993 to provide a comprehensive benefits package to denominational and conference staff, missionaries, local church and camp staff, and retirees.

We are a nonprofit, multi-employer group health plan for the ECC with a commitment to:

  • providing a "one-stop shop" for employers to easily offer a comprehensive benefits package to their pastors and staff as a way of care and employee retention
  • protecting members from financial hardship in times of physical or mental hardship
  • providing quick and thorough service to all
  • managing funds wisely to continuously increase the quality of our benefits package while keeping yearly premium rate increases low

We focus on your benefits, so you can focus on your ministry.

Ready to Apply for Insurance?

To apply for insurance benefits, contact Bethany Benefit Service for an enrollment packet.

P.O. Box 316560
Chicago, IL 60631-6560
phone: (800) 313-8955
fax: (773) 784-2249


As a pastor serving with the Covenant for over 35 years I cannot express how grateful I am for the excellent medical coverage provided by Bethany Benefit Service. Our family has been well covered for medical needs that have included prenatal care and delivery, surgeries for our children, hospitalization for my wife following a heart attack, and numerous surgeries for myself. Excellent coverage and personal service at a competitive price.
Randy Thyberg, Covenant pastor

Bethany Benefit Service has been a blessing to our family over the last 4 years. We have had many questions come up as we navigate the complexities of Health Insurance, Dental care, and our vision needs. Every time I have called the lovely folks at Bethany I have received so much care, support, and helpful information. They have been top notch at customer care and helping me answer my questions and sending me in the right direction. So, from me and my family we say Thanks Bethany Benefit Services! You Rock!
Pete Anderson, Pastor in the ECC

I can’t imagine what we’d do if we didn’t have Bethany Benefit as our healthcare provider. Coverage is great and anytime we have questions we know we can always call and get prompt and friendly personal service. A+++
Baxter Swenson, Retired Covenant missionary

In a day of lots of complaints over health care and medical insurance, I am blessed to be covered by Bethany Benefits. Claims and concerns are addressed promptly and efficiently, communications are clear, coverage is outstanding, and the staff is more than helpful. I have never had an issue that has not been resolved quickly and satisfactorily. Thanks to all who make this outstanding care and support available.
Mike Przybylski, Retired ECC minister

For most of us in ministry, our lives are often filled with taking care of others. It’s nice to know Bethany Benefits has my family and me covered which allows us to focus our energy on living and serving. When my daughter injured her wrist when out of the country and out of network, Bethany Benefits walked us through the easy steps of how to file a claim while easing the fears we had about any extra costs or complications.