LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE

Children’s Mercy provides basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at no cost to help ensure your loved ones have sufficient income in case of a death or serious accident. You do not have to enroll for basic life insurance. For additional income protection, you may choose to buy supplemental life insurance for yourself and for your spouse and/or children.

If you are currently enrolled in supplemental life insurance, you must re-enroll during Annual Enrollment to continue your coverage.

BASIC LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE

  Basic Life Basic AD&D
Benefits paid as a result of
  • Your death
  • If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness, you may receive up to 80% of the benefit immediately to help pay expenses
Your death or serious injury as a result of an accident
Coverage amounts One times your annual pay rate, rounded up to the nearest $1,000, to a maximum of $500,000
  • 100% of your basic life insurance benefit, up to $100,000, if you die
  • 25% to 100% of your basic life insurance benefit, depending on the loss, if you are seriously injured (e.g., lose a hand, foot or eyesight)

SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE AND AD&D INSURANCE

 

Supplemental Life Benefit Amount Benefit Maximum

Employee

One, two, three, four or five times your annual pay rate rounded up to the nearest $1,000*

Five times your annual pay rate rounded up to the nearest $1,000, up to $1 million

Spouse Life

$25,000,* $50,000,*
$75,000* or $100,000*

$100,000

Child Life

$5,000 or $10,000

$10,000

* May require completion of the Personal Health Application form to document proof of good health.

If you enroll for employee and/or spouse supplemental life insurance, Children’s Mercy automatically provides you with additional AD&D insurance. The amount of the additional insurance matches your supplemental life insurance election(s), up to $100,000. The life insurance benefit for you and your spouse will be reduced by 50% on or after the date you or your spouse attains age 80.

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Confirm your eligibility and when you can enroll for life and AD&D insurance.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION

As a reminder, designating your beneficiaries ensures that your benefits are distributed as you wish if the unthinkable happens. Please refer to the following instructions to designate beneficiaries for the benefits listed above.

How to Update Your Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance Beneficiary Information

  • Log in to Infor Gl​obal HR​.
  • Click on Beneficiaries on the right side of the page.
  • Log in to Lawson using your network username and password and follow the instructions.

DUAL COVERAGE

If both you and your spouse or child are Children’s Mercy employees, then:

  • You cannot be covered as both an employee and dependent (under your spouse’s plan) for life and AD&D insurance.
  • You can only elect ​​spouse life coverage for your spouse if your spouse is in an ineligible status to have his or her own coverage at Children's Mercy.
  • Between you and your spouse, only one of you can elect child and/or spouse life coverage.
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Some insurance benefits require you to provide proof of your health before you (or your dependents) are eligible for coverage. The Personal Health Application (PHA) form is used to document proof of good health. If you need to submit a PHA form, The Hartford — our life insurance plan administrator — will email you instructions to submit your PHA form. You may need to provide proof of good health:
  • When you are newly eligible for coverage. You may choose coverage up to two times your annual pay rate for yourself and $25,000 for your spouse without proof of good health. Any coverage more than that amount (except child life insurance) requires proof of good health.
  • During Annual Enrollment. You may enroll in or request an increase to your level of supplemental life insurance coverage up to five times your annual pay rate. You also may enroll in or request an increase to supplemental life insurance coverage for your spouse in $25,000 increments, up to $100,000. Any increase in coverage (except child life insurance) requires proof of good health.

If you elect coverage greater than this, you will receive instructions from The Hartford about how to submit your PHA form through its website. The increase in your coverage will not take effect until The Hartford has notified you that it has been approved.