Por-ti-co

Definition: A porch or covered walk, consisting of a roof supported by columns, often at the entrance or across the front of a building.

Meaning: For us, a portico is a gathering place and an entry point to something larger. More importantly, a portico is a symbol of our partnership in the ELCA’s mission.

Together, we’ll forge a long-term partnership focused on helping you achieve your organization’s goals with benefits rooted in the teachings and principles of the ELCA.

Our Philosophy

Wellness is multi-dimensional and unique to each individual. Wellness equips us to live out our vocations in family, ministry, and community with intention.

Churches and organizations foster wellness by offering benefits that support the whole person.

Portico offers a holistic approach to benefits, with a focus on financial, emotional, and physical well-being.

Our Promise

We are defined by ministry, refined through expertise, and aligned in service.

Defined by Ministry

We support those who serve so they can serve well. Whether it’s developing innovative health and wellness programs to help you attract and retain the right talent, or providing employees access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan that can enhance financial stability, our values and practices are rooted in service to others.

Refined Through Expertise

Our goal is to help every individual we serve to live a full, whole, healthy life. Dedicated, knowledgeable experts know how to engage, equip, and support your employees from program design to onboarding and ongoing program management.

Aligned in Service

Our commitment to serving those who serve is reflected in the support we provide to you and to your employees. We are committed to delivering solutions and services that support the financial, emotional, and physical well-being of those whose daily work is to serve.

Our Guiding Principles

Our Vision

Enhancing Lives.
Strengthening Ministry.
Together for Life.

Our Mission

As a ministry of the ELCA, we provide retirement, health, and other related benefits and consultative services to enhance the total well-being of those who serve faith-based organizations.

Our Values

Integrity

We act with honesty, sincerity, and accountability.

Excellence

We strive to understand the changing needs of those we serve, and take action to innovate and improve, exceeding expectations.

Respect

We honor all individuals and address their diverse needs.

Stewardship

We responsibly manage all resources entrusted to us, including money, time, and well-being.

Collaboration

We work together as a community, to achieve common goals, support each other in our challenges, and celebrate our successes.