SSMP is designed for generally healthy missionaries
who may suffer short-term illness or injury while serving. It is not intended
to provide long-term care or to replace government, retiree, or employer-sponsored
health coverage. It is not designed to be a healthcare plan, but is structured to protect you against catastrophic medical costs.
Benefits are only available during your mission and for a short time after. This coverage is provided by Aetna International.
The SSMP provides medical and prescription drug benefits during your missionary service. The plan includes a medical deductible
and a maximum out-of-pocket expense benefit (catastrophe protection). To review a brief outline of the plan, see the
To be eligible for the SSMP, you must:
- Serve as a full-time missionary or volunteer for the Church
- Be called for a predetermined length of time with a minimum call of 6 months
- Live away from your home state or country
- Not be eligible for other adequate health insurance coverage
After you have received your missionary call, if you meet the eligibility requirements for SSMP coverage, please open and complete the two forms below.
Send the completed enrollment forms to DMBA by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 801-578-5907,
or by mail to PO Box 45730, Salt Lake City, UT 84145.
Post-mission Transitional Coverage
If you are not eligible for other health insurance coverage when you complete your
mission, you may be able to continue the SSMP for up to 90 days. This will
give you time to transition to another health insurance plan. In order to be eligible
for this post-mission coverage, you must elect to receive it when you enroll in
Certificate of Creditable Coverage
When you return home, the SSMP will send you a Certificate of Creditable Coverage.
This will help you obtain new health insurance if you lose your other coverage while
serving. Or if you are eligible for Medicare Part D, it will help you enroll
in Medicare-approved prescription drug coverage. For more information about
Medicare, please review the Medicare information available on this site.
If you are interested in enrolling in the SSMP, please contact the
Missionary Medical Membership Team.