Life Insurance

Employer Provided Life Coverage

WSU provides Basic Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance for benefit eligible employees. The basic policy is $35,000 worth of coverage. The AD&D basic policy is $5,000 worth of coverage.   WSU provides this coverage at no cost to you.

It is highly recommended you name your beneficiary for this coverage, even if you do not purchase additional insurance.

Additional Coverage Options

Employees may design their own plan by purchasing additional Term Life Insurance coverage for themselves, a spouse, and each eligible dependent child.  Some amounts require the employee to provide medical evidence of insurability.

 

Types of Optional CoverageEmployee (Subscriber)Spouse or State-registered domestic partnerChild(ren) (Ages 2 weeks up to 26 years)
Optional Life InsuranceIncrements of $10,000 up to $500,000 with no Medical Evidence of Insurability. Up to $1,000,000 maximum with Medical Evidence of Insurability.Increments of $5,000 up to $100,000 with no Medical Evidence of Insurability. Up to $500,000 maximum with Medical Evidence of Insurability.Increments of $5,000 up to $10,000 with no Medical Evidence of Insurability. Up to $20,000 maximum with Medical Evidence of Insurablity.
Optional AD&D Insurance (No Medical Evidence of Insurability required.) Increments of $10,000 up to $250,000.Increments of $10,000 up to $250,000.Increments of $5,000 up to $25,000.

 

When can you enroll?

You may enroll without Medical Evidence of Insurability within the first 31 days of being eligible for Employer paid benefits for the following coverage:

  • Optional Life Insurance for Employees up to $500,000
  • Optional Life Insurance for Spouse/State-Registered Domestic Partner up to $100,000
  • Optional Life Insurance for Children up to $10,000

This option is applicable for newly eligible employees (31 days) and newly eligible dependents due to marriage, birth, etc. (60 days)

 

If you enroll outside the 31/60 day enrollment window, you will have to provide Medical Evidence of Insurability. Medical Evidence of Insurability is also required to purchase the following coverage:

  • Optional Life Insurance for Employees above $500,000
  • Optional Life Insurance for Spouse/State-Registered Domestic Partner above $100,000 (up to 50% of Employee life)
  • Optional Life Insurance for Child(ren) above $10,000

How to Enroll or Make Changes

You can complete the MetLife Enrollment/Change form or create an account on MetLife’s MyBenefits Portal.

How Much Insurance do you need?

Use this easy to use life insurance calculator to find out how much additional life insurance you need.

 

 

 

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