Health Insurance Payment

by Matt
(Sidney, MT)

I am a part of a small church. Both myself and the other pastor have private health insurance.


1) Are the health insurance costs considered benefits thus exempting them from the pastor self-employment taxes?

2) Can the church pay the health insurance premium for both myself and the other pastor even though we don't have a group plan?

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Apr 17, 2013
health benefits
by: Anonymous

I suggest your church set up an HRA check out IRS pubs 969 and 520.

Hope this helps

Jan 20, 2016
Small Churches health insurance for pastor
by: Doctor

Look closely, you will find that a church may reimburse a pastor for health insurance or pay for the health insurance where there is only one employee who is the pastor.

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