Life Insurance Benefits
If your employer participates in the VRS Group Life Insurance Program, you are covered from the first day of employment. Your employer may pay your portion of the premiums for basic group life insurance coverage.
If you are covered under the Basic Group Life Insurance Program, you are eligible to purchase additional life insurance for yourself as well as your spouse and dependent children through the Optional Group Life Insurance Program. You pay the premiums for this additional coverage through payroll deductions.
Keep Your Beneficiary Up to Date
VRS pays benefits according to the latest beneficiary designation in your record. For more information, see Naming a Beneficiary.
In the Event of Your Death
If you die while you are an active member, your beneficiary or family member should contact your employer. The employer will assist in coordinating any benefits that may be due. If you die while you are retired, your beneficiary or survivor should call Minnesota Life toll free at 1-800-441-2258. VRS has contracted with Minnesota Life as the insurer for the Group Life Insurance Program. For more information, see Losing a Loved One: Guide for Families.
Questions about Your Coverage?
For more information, contact: