|Why Term Life Insurance?
To assure your family a continuing income.
To pay for child care and educational expenses.
To pay a mortgage, other exisiting debts or funeral expenses and taxes.
Availability of up to $300,000 of affordable coverage for you, up to $200,000 of coverage for your spouse, up to $30,000 available for your dependent children.
Who is Eligible?
Active employees under age 70, of an educational institution or agency where MEA-sponsored plans are available. If you meet these conditions, your spouse, if under age 70, also is eligible.
Dependent children, if unmarried, from the age of 14 days through the end of the calendar year in which they reach age 25. Step children and legally adopted children are also eligible.
A dependent child's insurance will continue beyond the date it would otherwise terminate because the child attains the limiting age, provided he or she is physically incapable of earning a living due to a handicap or mental retardation. The insured child must be chiefly dependent on the Person insured for support and maintenance, and satisfactory proof of the child's incapacity must be submitted within 120 days following the end of the calendar year in which he or she attains age 25.
What Coverage* is Available?
Up to $300,000 of term life insurance for you and up to $200,000 for your spouse.
$10,000 is guaranteed issue if the employee is:
Actively at work and applies for coverage within 31 days of becoming an active employee of an educational institution or agency where MEA-sponsored plans are available.
*Coverage in excess of guaranteed issue amount is subject to evidence of insurability and approval by Union Security Insurance Co.
Matching amounts of AD&D (accidental death & dismemberment) coverage up to $200,000 are available at a small additional premium for you and your spouse.
Up to $30,000 of group term life insurance is available on your dependent children. (See the schedule of insurance for applicable amounts.)
What is the Accelerated Benefit?
This feature provides money to the insured at a time of need, but still protects the interest of the beneficiary. When a covered employee or spouse qualifies, we will advance to the insured up to 50% of the certificate amount to a maximum of $150,000. The covered employee or spouse must have a terminal illness that results in an expected life span of 12 months or less. Also, the covered employee must qualify and be eligible for the Disability Benefit, before age 60. The covered spouse must meet the insurance company's definition of "disability."
If the employee does not qualify for the Disability Benefit but is permanently confined to a nursing home, he or she may still be eligible for the Accelerated
Benefit. The same holds true for a spouse should he or she not meet the definition for disabilty.
Other than an interest adjustment on the final statement, there is no charge for this feature.
There must be a minimum of $10,000 of life insurance in force to be eligible to received an Accelerated Benefit and the requested benefit can not be less than $5,000. The tax treatment of Accelerated Benefits has been clarified by I.R.C. Section 101(g) for amounts received after 12/31/96. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
What is the AD&D?
Insurance that doubles the face amount of group term life insurance payable in the event of accidental death prior to age 70. A benefit also is payable in the event of accidental dismemberment.
Higher Education Benefit-If an insured's death is the result of an accidental injury and an Accidental Death Benefit is payable, then a Higher Education Benefit of $3,000 will also be paid to each of the insured's eligible dependent students who are enrolled in an accredited college, university, trade or vocational school. The benefit will be paid at the beginning of each school year for up to four consecutive years, provided the dependent student continues to be enrolled in an accredited school. The student must be a unmarried child, under age 24, and already enrolled on a full time basis at the insured's death, or enrolls within 1 year of the insured's death.
|Can I Change the Amount of My Coverage?
As long as you are an eligible employee and under age 70,
you can apply at any time to change the amount of coverage,
subject to evidence of insurability for increased coverage.
Your insured spouse may also change the amount of coverage,
if under age 70, subject to evidence of insurability
for increased coverage.
What if I Become Disabled?
If prior to age 60, you become totally disabled while you are
an insured active employee and remain disabled for at least
six months life insurance covering you and your children
will remain in force, without premium payments, for a long as
your total disability continues. The premium waiver does not apply
to spouse coverage.
The total disability must wholly prevent you from engaging in
any and every gainful occupation or employment for which you are
or become reasonably fitted by education, training or experience.
What Are My Conversion Privileges?
If all or part of your group term life insurance terminates because
you are no longer in an eligible class, or because of a change in
age or other status, up to the full amount of terminated insurance can be converted.
A conversion privilege is also available for your spouse and dependent children.
When Will My Coverage Begin?
On the first day of the month coinciding with or following
approval of your application by Union Security Insurance
Company provided you pay the initial premium for coverage.
When Will My Coverage Terminate?
Insurance automatically terminates for you and/or your spouse on the earliest of the
· The date the master policy is terminated;
Are There Any Exclusions?
· The date the policy is amended to terminate the insurance;
· The last day of the period for which premiums for your (or your spouses's)
coverage have been paid;
· For purposes of AD&D insurance, on the policy anniversary coinciding with,
or next following the date on which you (or your spouse) attain age 70.
No Accidental Death & Dismemberment benefits will be provided if loss results
directly or indirectly from:
· War or any act of war, whether declared or undeclared;
· Riot or insurrection, or any act incident to riot or insurrection
when the insured takes part in such an act.
· Service in the military, unless the loss is due to an injury sustained
while the insured is off duty.
· Any physical or mental disease or any infection, other than a pyrogenic infection
that occurs with an accidental cut or wound.
· Intentionally self-inflicted injury of any kind while sane or insane.
In addition, continuance of life insurance under the disability benefit provision will not apply if the disability results from:
· The use of any drug, unless used as prescribed by a physician.
· The commission of any assault or felony by the insured person.
· Intentionally self-inflicted injury of any kind.
How Do I Apply for Group Term Life?
· Involvement in a war, or any act of war.
· Serving in the military while at war, whether declared or undeclared.
· Taking part in a riot or insurrection, or any such act.
Complete the application-you and your spouse must complete separate applications.
If appropriate, be certain to complete the dependent child section of the application
for each eligible child.
Decide the amount of coverage you need, using the table enclosed within. The dependent
child premium is indicated directly below the employee/spouse rate.
Complete the health portion of the application, sign and date.