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Employee Benefits

Welcome to the Office of Employee Benefits!

The Office of Employee Benefits supports the work of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland through coordination of employee group benefit offerings. We provide ongoing assistance to employees in understanding and utilizing their benefits.  For benefits eligibility requirements, please check with your employer.

Lay Employee Health Benefits

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland’s group medical, dental and vision plans are administered through Reta Trust, a Catholic healthcare trust.  For more information about Reta Trust, click here. Our vendor for medical coverage is Aetna. Three Aetna plans are offered. Envision Rx is the pharmacy benefit manager for two of the three medical plan (the third medical plan has Aetna as the pharmacy benefit manager).  Dental coverage is through Delta Dental of CA. Vision coverage is through VSP. Our health coverages are bundled benefits. This means that if you enroll in medical coverage, you are automatically enrolled in dental and vision. Standalone coverage is not available. The cost of the Employee and Dependent coverages under these plans are shared by the employer and employee. As an enrollee in the medical plan, you also are eligible to participate in the voluntary Reta Trust Live Well Health and Well-Being Program. This voluntary wellness program is powered by WebMD Health Services and helps you to improve your health in the ways that matter most to you. Live Well has been designed to provide an array of options that empower you to choose and personize your own wellness journey.

Employee Life/AD&D and Long-Term Disability coverages are administered by CIGNA.  The full cost of this coverage is paid for by the employer.

To view health benefit plan summaries, please go to the Reta Trust website at the link above, log in with your Reta Trust employee user ID and password, then click on Reta Benefits Center.

Lay Employee Pension Benefits

403(b) Plan
A 403(b) pension plan is very similar to a 401(k) plan. The 403(b) plan is available to all employees on Diocesan payroll. The 403(b) Plan is administered by MassMutual and funded by the employee only via payroll deduction.  

401(a) Lay Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DC Plan)
A special type of retirement plan commonly referred to as a money purchase pension plan. The 401(a) Pension Plan is administered by MassMutual. 

Please note: If you were hired prior to 7/1/17, you might be enrolled in a different pension plan. Please contact Employee Benefits with questions.  

For additional benefits information, please contact Nancy Lombardi, Employee Benefits Coordinator at [email protected] or call (207) 321-7827.