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The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

President and CEO of Portico Benefit Services

Jeff was drawn to lead Portico by the opportunity to combine two things he cares about deeply: solving the complex challenges of health care and retirement planning and helping more people through God’s work. When he became president and CEO of Portico in 2011, Jeff was able to combine his passions, leading the talented team at Portico to help bring over 40,000 members holistic benefits so they can better serve the congregations, employees, and communities of the ELCA.

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June 03, 2021

Reaffirming Our Commitment

By The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

Amidst this suffering, I believe strongly that we’ve also been given the opportunity to grow, and with fresh energy, to reaffirm the important work of creating meaningful inclusion and diversity, […]

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April 14, 2021

Putting An End To Surprise Medical Billing

By The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

What Is It? Surprise medical billing is a term to describe a bill for an out-of-network service that a patient gets after going to an in-network provider where the patient […]

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December 28, 2020

Good Thing or Bad? Employees Are Heavy Users of Mental Health Benefits.

By The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

In a recent video, I said, “Good news, our Portico plan members are using mental health resources more than the average user,” and was surprised to learn that some people […]

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February 12, 2020

Socially Responsible Investing

By The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

Over the last year, I’ve read several articles that describe growing interest in socially responsible investing — especially among millennials who crave the choice to invest according to their priorities. […]

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January 29, 2020

Portico Advocates on Your Behalf

By The Rev. Jeff Thiemann

The first quarter of the year is often a time of transition, launching new initiatives and recognizing work completed in the previous year. For Church Alliance member organizations and representatives, […]

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