The plan administrator for life insurance benefits is Minnesota Life. Members should maintain an up-to-date beneficiary form (PDF 76 KB) especially when life-changing events, such as marriage or divorce, occur. All life coverage benefits may be found in the Life Certificate (PDF 307 KB).
When a member requests to increase Member Optional Life, or requests to add Spouse Life or Child Life coverage, an approved Statement of Health (PDF 145 KB) application is required. If approved, coverage will be effective the date the statement of health was approved by the life insurance plan administrator. A statement of health is not required for newborns added within 60 days of birth, or for newly-acquired dependents (including a spouse, civil union partner, adopted child, stepchild, child of civil union partner or child for whom the employee has obtained legal guardianship) added within 60 days of the qualifying event.
Life insurance benefits differ for employees, annuitants and survivors, based on various criteria.