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Life

Summary

Active Employees
All benefits-eligible employees may participate in the group term life insurance coverage provided by Dearborn National. Group Term life insurance provides survivors with a monetary benefit.  If you are enrolled in UT Select, you will receive $20,000 in coverage for free. You have the opportunity to apply for the following additional coverages:

  • Yourself: 1-6 times your annual salary (not to exceed $1.5 million.)
  • Spouse: $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000
  • Children: $10,000 each

Coverage for dependents and/or spouse requires purchase of additional coverage for yourself. 

Retirees
If you're enrolled in UT Select as a retiree, you'll receive $6,000 coverage at no additional cost. You can apply for voluntary coverage for yourself for $7,000, $10,000, $25,000 or $50,000. For your spouse and each eligible child, you can apply for voluntary coverage of $3,000.

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Enrollment Opportunities

Based on federal law, employees may make changes to their benefits only at the times specified below.

At Hire

Within 31 days of hire, benefits eligible employees may add or change benefits.

Moving to a benefits eligible position

Employees moving from a non-benefits eligible position to a benefits eligible position have 31 days from this change in status to complete their benefits enrollment.

At Annual Enrollment

Benefits eligible employees may make any changes to their benefits once a year, without a change of status during annual enrollment, which occurs each July.

Family Status Change

Certain events in your family or changes in your dependent’s employment or coverage may enable you to make changes to your benefits outside of annual enrollment. These events, known as Family Status Changes or qualifying events, allow changes to benefits that are consistent the event. (Ex: add medical coverage to your newborn child.) 

Benefit changes and supporting documentation must be received by myHR within 31 days of the event. Learn more about these qualifying events and documentation requirements.

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Eligibility

Full and Part-time Employees

Both full and part-time employees pay the same amount for life insurance coverage. As a result, you and your dependents are eligible for life insurance coverage if:

  • You work at least 20 hours per week, and
  • Your appointment is expected to continue for at least 4 ½  months, and
  • You are not currently covered by another state-sponsored medical insurance plan.  

Dependents & Required Documentation

See Required Documentation for Dependents for adding dependents to life insurance coverage.

Evidence of Insurability

Evidence of Insurability is the record of a person's past and current health events and is used by insurance companies to verify whether a person can be approved for coverage. See Evidence of Insurability to determine when EOI is required to add life insurance.

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Resources

Rates 

Beneficiary Designation Form

Online Beneficiary Management

Life/AD&D Benefit Highlights

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Contact Information

Dearborn National - Group Term Life Insurance
866-628-2606 
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST

Call 5-myHR
713-745-6947

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