Employer Education

As your trusted benefits partner, Portico works on your behalf to keep you informed about important benefits information and updates so you can effectively support your organization’s mission.

Church Plan Status

This summary provides general information on church plan requirements. Determination of church plan status is dependent on each organization’s unique facts and circumstances. This is provided by Portico as information to help your organization make its own decision regarding its status as a church plan.

Assess Your Organization's Status as a Church or Church Organization

This questionnaire is designed to help you assess if your organization can offer benefits to your employees through a church plan. This is not an exhaustive list of factors; rather it is a starting point to help you with this assessment.

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Preventing compassion fatigue is the key. It is much easier to stop it from occurring in the first place than it is to fix things once it sets in. The goal is to maintain your resilience so that you can keep doing your work with professionalism, energy, and compassion.

Addressing Emotional Well-Being


Rostered ministers and those in caring professions experience emotional stress with high levels of self-reported anxiety and depression. Learn how Portico used health claims data to identify and provide innovative programming that addresses the continuum of members’ mental health care needs.

Holistic Health

Holistic Health Serves All

The benefits of a whole-person approach to health serve both employers and their employees. The Rev. Jeffrey Thiemann shares Portico’s journey and approach to holistic health.

Annual Report


Our Annual Report provides specifics about the financial health of Portico and its Plans and Trusts, and demonstrates our stewardship to the ELCA, plan members, and their beneficiaries.

What Sets Portico Apart?


Portico’s commitment to service can make your job easier by connecting church workers and employees with the information they need to get the most value from their benefits.