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Optional Life Insurance

Changes for 2017

Starting January 1, optional life insurance has some new limits.

  • New hires: increased to $250,000 in guaranteed member coverage
  • Family status change: increased to $50,000 in member coverage and $25,000 in spouse coverage guaranteed
  • Member coverage: new plan max of $400,000
  • Spouse coverage: now available in $5,000 increments

What This Means for New Employees

Employees hired in December who want to take advantage of the higher guaranteed amount may wish to wait until January 1 to enroll. New hires who don’t need the higher coverage can enroll right away. Remember, enrollment forms must be submitted within 31 days of the employee’s hire date.

For December Enrollments

Current brochure
Current form

For January and After Enrollments

Jan 1, 2017 and after brochure
Jan 1, 2017 and after form

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Contact Standard Insurance Company

KPERS Optional Life Insurance benefits are underwritten by Standard Insurance Company.

The Standard Branch Office
800 SW Jackson, Ste 1110
Topeka, KS 66612

Toll Free: 1-844-289-2306
Email: [email protected]

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