Priests' Mutual Benefit Society


The Society’s mission is to administer the health, welfare and retirement benefits of priests serving the Archdiocese of St. Louis, providing the best services possible at the most reasonable cost.


The Priests’ Mutual Benefit Society offers priests a wide range of benefits, including physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, prescription medications, psychiatric and psychological services, hearing aids, eyeglasses, disability, retirement and other medically necessary services. Staff members process all claims submitted for services, including review of claims, claims re-pricing as needed and payments to service providers. Staff members help priests obtain needed services and advise them of in-system providers.

We are supported through the dues assessment of Archdiocesan parishes, agencies and offices, based upon the assignment of priests on July 1 of each year. This office determines the required assessment needed to meet our current estimated benefit obligations and anticipated future benefits. We must plan not only for the priests we have now, but also for those of future generations. The Society also receives an Archdiocesan Catholic Appeal grant annually to supplement the dues assessment. The Society welcomes and encourages gifts and bequests, especially from the priests of this Archdiocese.

The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees which is responsible to the Archbishop for its operation. The Board consists of Archdiocesan priests and laity. The Board meets at least quarterly. It also meets annually with the Archbishop and the Advisory Committee, which consists of the dean or his representative from each of the deaneries.

Supported by the Annual Catholic Appeal

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