Grounded in Faith, Aligned in Service

Because Ministry Is the Reason We Exist

Why We Serve: Church Together

Portico was created as a nonprofit ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and established to serve ELCA-affiliated ministries and organizations like yours. We offer quality, affordable employee benefits designed specifically to help our members strengthen their overall well-being, find resilience, and live into their calling to serve.

How We Serve: The Wholeness Wheel

The Portico Wholeness Wheel illustrates that wellness is multi-dimensional — made up of spiritual, vocational, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and financial dimensions of well-being. Spiritual well-being is intertwined with and influences our well-being in all other dimensions. 
Portico Benefit Services Wholeness Wheel
Portico Benefit Services Wholeness Wheel

How We Serve: The Wholeness Wheel

The Portico Wholeness Wheel illustrates that wellness is multi-dimensional — made up of spiritual, vocational, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and financial dimensions of well-being. Spiritual well-being is intertwined with and influences our well-being in all other dimensions.

Who We Serve

We believe ministries and faith-based organizations are stronger when God’s people are good stewards of the gifts God has given. When we care for our own well-being, we can show up with strength, courage, vulnerability, compassion, and grace.

As a ministry of the ELCA, Portico provides retirement, health, and other related benefits and consultative services to enhance the total well-being of those who serve in faith-based organizations — throughout their working years and in retirement. We serve the following types of organizations within the ELCA and its full-communion partners:

  • Congregations, ELCA synods, and the ELCA churchwide organization
  • Social ministry organizations and other ELCA-affiliated institutions
  • Colleges, universities, seminaries and other ELCA-affiliated organizations

Our Service to You is Our Life’s Work

Total Benefits Provider:

Work with a single point of contact to administer your entire benefits program with access to health, retirement, disability, life, and wellness benefits.

Buying Power:

Activate the collective buying power of a large pool that includes discounted rates, historical rate stability, and access to a wider variety of products.

Extension of Your Team:

Receive engagement support that makes your benefits program more efficient and effective.

Aligned in Faith and Service:

Partner with a faith-centered nonprofit who provides holistic benefits that serve those who serve.
Working With Us Is Easy
Step 1
Set up a discovery call so we can learn more about one another.
Step 2
We will gather your information so we can create a custom solution. 
Step 3
Offer benefits through Portico and allow your organization to focus on its mission.

Working With Us Is Easy

 
Step 1
Set up a discovery call so we can learn more about one another.
 
Step 2
We will gather your information so we can create a custom solution. 
 
Step 3
Offer benefits through Portico and allow your organization to focus on its mission.

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It’s refreshing to work with a mission-driven organization like Portico that really lives out their values. I don’t feel like we’re just another customer.

Jeanne Lucas, Director of Human Resources
Bethany College

 

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Portico understands our work, and through their partnership, we will be empowered to support our staff with the resources they need to be healthy and live abundantly.

Ray Ratke, CEO
enCircle

 

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We once thought we couldn’t afford Portico, now we realize we can’t afford NOT to be with Portico!

Reier Thompson, MBA, LNHA, HSE President/CEO
Missouri Slope

 

Set up a call

Set up a call with us today to learn more about our plans and how you can take advantage of our pooled plan with rate stability and curated offerings.