Winthrop University: Human Resources - Benefits - Life Insurance

Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance — The employer provides $3,000 group term life and accidental death and dismemberment coverage at no cost if you are enrolled in a health plan offered by the state

Optional Life Insurance — New employees can elect coverage in $10,000 increments up to three times your basic annual earnings without providing medical evidence of good health. You can select a higher benefits level in increments of $10,000 up to a maximum of $500,000 by providing medical evidence of good health. Insurance rates are based on your age as of each January 1.

Dependent Life Spouse — If you are currently enrolled in Optional Life, you may cover your spouse in increments of $10,000 for up to 50 percent of your Optional Life coverage or $100,000, whichever is less. Medical evidence of good health is required for coverage amounts greater than $20,000. If you are not enrolled in Optional Life, you may cover your spouse for $10,000 or $20,000. Premiums are the same as the Optional Life premiums, based on the spouse's age.

Dependent Life Child — You can cover your eligible dependent children for $15,000. Medical evidence is not required for child coverage even if late entrant. The monthly premium is $1.26 regardless of the number of children covered.


More details can be found on the PEBA website.  A plan summary, including monthly premiums, is available in the Group Term Life Insurance document.

Underwritten by MetLife.

Last Updated: 8/26/19