December 09, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Lisa Drew, Managing Director, Communications
(847) 866-4111 or ldrew@wespath.org

Glenview, IL—Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) is excited to debut two redesigned websites: Wespath Benefits and Investments (wespath.org) for our participants, conferences and plan sponsors and Wespath Institutional Investments (wespath.com) for institutional clients.

“We heard loud and clear from several audiences that the current site navigation just wasn’t working as well as it should,” said Bill Kavanaugh, Chief Operating Officer. “The designs of the new websites are a direct result of feedback from many of those stakeholders – through focus groups, surveys and user-experience testing. We heard the need to simplify our content, and create a more intuitive user experience.”

What Changed

The new sites will provide more concise information about Wespath plans and programs at your fingertips. Additionally, the refreshed websites will offer:

  • Mobile-compatible designs;
  • More intuitive site navigation; and
  • Independent landing pages, rather than one page that redirects to the two separate sites.

While the bookmarks for frequently-visited pages will redirect to the new content, we recommend that:

  • Participants, conferences and plan sponsors save wespath.org as their homepage to access articles, webinars, videos, benefit plan information, Benefits Access Login and investment information
  • Institutional clients save wespath.com for access to the Wespath Portal, fund and performance details and access to market overviews.

“We are most excited about the improvements to the mobile navigation. The new websites offer a much improved experience for participants or clients who need to access information from their mobile phone, or tablet,” said Kavanaugh. “We are also looking to make a similar mobile enhancement to our Benefits Access website in the upcoming year.”


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About Wespath Benefits and Investments
Wespath Benefits and Investments (WBI) is a not-for-profit agency that has been serving The United Methodist Church (UMC) for over a century. In accordance with its fiduciary duties, WBI administers benefit plans and, together with its subsidiaries, including Wespath Institutional Investments, invests over $24 billion in assets on behalf of over 100,000 participants and over 130 United Methodist-affiliated institutions (as of June 30,2019). WBI invests in a sustainable manner that seeks to achieve positive financial, social and environmental impact while upholding the values of the UMC. WBI maintains the largest reporting faith-based pension fund in the world. For additional information about Wespath Benefits and Investments, please follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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