These funds use a three-pronged approach to investing that includes positive social investments1, shareholder advocacy2 and social screening3. Portico Benefit Services’ social purpose funds are designed to deliver attractive returns over the long term — like their similar unscreened funds — while investing in ways that are compatible with the social policies of the ELCA and consistent with Portico Benefit Services’ fiduciary obligations.
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About our plans
Portico Benefit Services maintains the following plans: ELCA Retirement Plan, ELCA Disability Benefits Plan, ELCA Survivor Benefits Plan, ELCA Health Benefits Plan (which includes the ELCA post-retirement medical benefits obligation) and ELCA Flexible Benefits Plan. We also maintain three group retirement plans for ELCA-affiliated social ministry organizations — the ELCA Master Institutional Retirement Plan, the ELCA Retirement Plan for The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and the ELCA 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. The assets of each plan are held in various trusts and therefore do not allow one plan to fund a shortfall of another plan. Portico Benefit Services’ plans are not subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). The health, disability and survivor plans are self-insured and are not protected through any type of insurance program. Our ability to pay claims is dependent on continued contributions and market performance. We reserve the right to change any of the terms of the plans at any time through the amendment or termination process described in each plan’s summary plan description.
About our funds
You should carefully consider the target asset allocations, investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any fund before investing in it. All funds are subject to risk. Past performance cannot be used to predict future performance. Portico Benefit Services’ funds are not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Fund assets are invested in multiple sectors of the market. Some sectors, as well as the funds, may perform below expectations and lose money over short or extended periods. See "Your guide to investing for retirement & Investment fund descriptions" for more information about our funds.
Neither Portico Benefit Services nor its funds are subject to registration, regulation or reporting under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 or state securities laws. Participants, therefore, will not be afforded the protections of those provisions of those laws and related regulations.