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 Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of California. Three BCBS plans are offered. CVS Caremark is the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for the medical plans. Dental coverage is through Delta Dental of CA. Vision coverage is through VSP. Our health coverages are bundled benefits, which means that if you enroll in medical coverage, you are automatically enrolled in dental and vision. Stand-alone 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 Wellvolution wellness program. This voluntary wellness program helps you to improve your health in the ways that matter most to you. The Wellvolution wellness program has been designed to provide an array of options that empower you to choose and personalize your own wellness journey.

Employee Life/AD&D and long-term disability coverages are administered by New York Life. The full cost of these coverages is paid for by the employer.

To view health benefit plan summaries, please go to the Reta Trust website, 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 Empower and funded by the employee only via payroll deduction. Pre-tax and Roth options are available.

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 Empower. 

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.  


Ms. Karen Murphy
Employee Benefits Coordinator