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200+ Years of Compassion and Progress

As early as 1783, Lutherans in America began providing a financial benefit to widows of pastors. See how today’s comprehensive ELCA benefit program continues this legacy — to support those who serve. Timeline & Video

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Pro-Church Legislation Passed

After years of advocacy by Portico and our denominational partners, three pieces of pro-church legislation have become law, including the repeal of the Cadillac Tax and the Parking Lot Tax. See how church-affiliated organizations will benefit from these policy changes.

ELCA Health Plan Takes Another Evolutionary Step

New ELCA-Primary benefits help members save money on health care, personalize their wellness journeys, and live a more resilient, healthy life.

Tax Reporting Can Be Complicated

Portico offers the annually updated Richard R. Hammar tax guide at no cost to help congregations understand federal reporting requirements.

Common Tasks


Managing Benefits 101


This video covers key terms, common questions, and annual action steps.