FAQs

What is the CBA?

The CBA is the collective voice of over 1,000 American Catholic employers with over 88,000 employees asserting their First Amendment rights to perpetuate a Catholic culture within their ministries and businesses with operational policies consistent with Catholic teachings.

Who are our members?

Our members include Catholic dioceses and religious orders, parishes, schools, and colleges, hospitals, ministries of all types, and Catholic-owned businesses like nursing homes, bookstores, publishing houses, window companies, auto parts dealers, and travel companies.

What are the benefits of membership?

CBA has the resources, experts and strength in numbers that make it possible to represent member interests affordably and efficiently. Member services include consultations regarding moral and legal issues from preeminent legal and religious experts, practical business guidance, and educational resources in the areas of employment and benefits.

Moral: CBA’s ethics committee is staffed by of Catholic archbishops. It has close ties with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Catholic Bioethics Center, the Catholic Medical Association, and others involved in the moral issues facing Catholics. These affiliations make CBA uniquely equipped to offer our members guidance and practical advice as they strive to operate their ministries and businesses consistent with Catholic values.

Legal: The CBA is a cost-effective way for members, without necessarily disclosing their identity, to pursue legal protection from government intrusion so its members can operate their ministries and businesses consistent with Catholic teaching.

Business: The CBA provides consultative services for our Members through personal one-on-one assistance, interactive webinars, educational white papers and templates for employment, healthcare and other policies.

Health and Insurance Services: The CBA provides reinsurance for members with self-funded plans through the CBA-owned association captive, The Catholic Insurance Company. It also provides third party administrator services and medical provider networks.

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How do I join?

Joining is simple. Click JOIN for the membership application form and further information about qualifications for membership.

What is the cost of membership?

Monthly dues are $1.50 per covered employee (not to exceed $4,000). Half will be allocated to litigation fees, half will be allocated to dues.