Transition Completed – 10 April 2012
The transition to the Ministers’ & Employees’ Benefits Scheme (MEBS) from the Provident Fund was finalised in early 2012.
MEBS is now operating as an affiliated agency of Churches of Christ in Australia – ie part of the legal entity of CCCA. Previously the Provident Fund was run as a seperate trust with a company trustee.
Payments via Electronic Fund Transfer- 30 Jan 2012
This is the first year that we are actively promoting the option to enable contributions to be made by electronic banking. For those taking up the option of internet banking, please be aware that it is important to post (or scan & email) the completed Contribution Notices back to the office & follow the steps outlined in the email that will be sent to you on receipt of the notices to enable the correct amount to be allocated to individual members. For more information, please contact us.
Name Change- 1 July 2011
As you may have noticed, the Churches of Christ Provident Fund has changed its name to the “Ministers’ and Employees’ Benefits Scheme” (MEBS).
Please note that essentially nothing has changed for our members or contributing employers. MEBS continues to provide an external account enabling portable Long Service Leave. Administration services for MEBS will continue to be provided by the Centenary Development Foundation (CDF).
For legislative reasons, a change in governance structure has ensured that it is clear that MEBS is a service provided by Churches of Christ in Australia. The new name is part of this change, clarifying that it is open to all Ministers and employees within organisations affiliated to Churches of Christ in Australia. If you have any questions, please contact us.
MEBS Policy on Superannuation – 6 June 2013
The FAQ has been updated to show clearly MEBS policy on superannuation. Superannuation should not be included in contribution calculations, or LSL prepayment/reimbursement claims.