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Background Information

Employment History

Chair

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Assistant Actuary

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp.

Affiliations

Committee Co-Chair
Church Benefits Association

Board Member
ELECTED

Board Member
Pensions

Member
American Academy of Actuaries

Fellow
Society of Actuaries

Member
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Inc

Member
Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

Education

bachelor's degree

education

Concordia College

bachelor's degree

education

Concordia University

bachelor's degree

education

Concordia University Nebraska

bachelor’s degree

education

Concordia College

bachelor’s degree

education

Concordia University

master's degree

mathematics and statistics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

master’s degree

mathematics and statistics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

master’s degree

mathematics and statistics

University of Nebraska†Lincoln

Web References (40 Total References)


Church Benefits Association Homepage

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James Sanft (2016-2018) Lutheran Church - Missouri Syynod

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Board Liaison: James Sanft Email: james.sanft@concordiaplans.org
CHURCH/SYNAGOGUE RELATIONS


James F. Sanft, ...

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James F. Sanft, FSA President and Chief Executive Officer

James F. Sanft began serving Concordia Plan Services (formerly Worker Benefit Plans) in January 1999. Jim has been involved in group insurance and employee benefits for the past 19 years, working for both Minnesota Life and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jim received his bachelor's degree in education in 1985 from Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska) and received his master's degree in mathematics and statistics in 1988 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jim is both a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA). He and his wife, Janell, have three children and are members of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Sunset Hills, Missouri.


2006 Annual Meeting: Improving Retirement Readiness

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Moderator: James F. Sanft, Exec. VP and CEO, Lutheran-Church Missouri Synod


2008 News Stories - Concordia Plan Services

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James F. Sanft Named President of Concordia Plan Services(2/08)

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James F. Sanft President and CEO
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James (Jim) F. Sanft has been named as Middeke’s replacement. (See related story: “James F. Sanft Named President of Concordia Plan Services.â€)
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“While looking forward to my retirement, I’m delighted that Jim Sanft has been named as my successor,†Middeke said. “We have enjoyed a close working relationship for nearly five years and I’ve seen the care and commitment that Jim has for the organization, the LCMS employers, plan members, and Concordia Plan Services staff. I’m certain that Jim will continue to keep Concordia Plan Services moving forward and meeting the needs of our valued plan participants, both employers and church workers.â€
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James F. Sanft Named President of Concordia Plan Services The Board of Directorsâ€"Concordia Plan Services is pleased to announce that James (Jim) F. Sanft has accepted the appointment to serve as new president for the organization. Sanft will succeed Paul W. Middeke, who is retiring, effective March 3, 2008, after more than four years of committed service. (See related news story, “President Paul W. Middeke Announces Retirement Date.â€)
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Sanft joined Concordia Plan Services in 1999 (then named Worker Benefit Plans) as the organization’s first director of actuarial services. Since that time, Sanft has held a number of positions, including co-interim executive director and most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this position, Sanft oversees benefit administration/operations, information technology, products and services, and education and outreach.
“For the last nine years I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the LCMS as part of Concordia Plan Services. I look forward to the opportunity to serve the church, and the workers of the church in this new role,†says Sanft.
Sanft has been involved in group insurance and employee benefits for the past 19 years, working for both Minnesota Life and Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation before joining Concordia Plan Services. Graduating in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia University, Nebraska, he taught mathematics and computer science in 1985 and 1986 at Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Sanft also holds a master’s degree in mathematics and statistics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which he earned in 1988.
He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).
Sanft, his wife Janell, and children Evan (18), Ryan (16) and Tyler (13), are members of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Sunset Hills, Mo. (02/08)


According to Jim Sanft, ...

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According to Jim Sanft, President of Concordia Plan Services, the Missouri Synod’s church’s benefit partner, the Synod operates its own health plan, and therefore has control over any changes that are made to it.

However, Sanft added, the Synod is still concerned that it may ultimately lose its grandfathered status if it is forced to make changes to the plan in order to remain competitive in a changing insurance market.

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