- Retirement Benefits
- Health and Life Benefits
- Organizational Investing
- Help for Church Workers
- Plan Sponsors
Eder Retirement Plan has been providing a dependable, well-managed service of retirement benefits since it was established in 1943. It is available to individuals, organizations, and
congregations affiliated with the Church of the Brethren as well as those of like mind within the broader faith-based and non-profit community.
Eder Retirement Plan serves nearly 5,000 current and former employees of congregations and denominational organizations. At the end of 2021, Eder Retirement Plan was managing nearly $285 million for active participants in the Plan and nearly $187 million in its Retirement Benefits Fund, from which lifetime benefits are paid to annuitants. (Current interest rate paid on lifetime annuity is 4.5%.)
Every month, over 1,700 annuitants receive a monthly benefit in the form of a check or direct deposit. Organized as a defined contribution plan, the amount of money accumulated over a participant’s active involvement with the Plan is determined by two sources — contributions to the participant’s account (both employer and employee) and investment earnings on those contributions.