Postdoc Life Insurance
You can purchase MetLife life insurance at affordable group rates for yourself, spouse/domestic partner & dependents.
Within 30 days of the start of employment, eligible postdoc employees who work at least 30 hours per week can elect to purchase optional, 100% employee paid life insurance for themselves, their spouse / domestic partner, and dependents. The enrollment kit and application forms for this benefit are below.
You can purchase up to 5 times your salary to a max benefit of $500,000
Spouse & Domestic partner can purchase up to $100,000 (rates based on your age)
Dependent coverage can be purchased at increments up to $10,000
Your first $100,000 of coverage is without medical evidence, $25,000 for spouse, and $10,000 for dependents
Coverage is portable at group rates if you leave UMass
Free, face to face, will preparation service if you participate in the plan
Relevant Plan Documents
How to Apply
Form 1 is REQUIRED for all applicants. When you have completed the form, email and ask to be send a secure email, to which you can reply for your form as an attachment.
Form 2 is ONLY required for those applying for more than $100,000 of coverage. Completed form should be mailed or faxed to MetLife per directions on top of form.