Basic/Optional Life Insurance

VRS Basic Group Life Insurance

The City offers Basic Life Insurance to eligible employees at a rate paid by the City. The Basic Life Insurance benefit is equal to two (2) times your annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand. Coverage is automatic upon employment for eligible employees paid for by the employer. No medical examination is required. The plan carries a conversion option upon termination of employment for reasons other than retirement. For more information click here.   

After you separate employment and/or retire, your life insurance continues at no cost to you provided you are at least age 55 with at least five years of service as an employee; or are age 50 with 10 years of service under Plan 1. Under Plan 2 or the Hybrid Retirement Plan you must be at least age 60 with five years of service or the combination of your age and service equals 90. Your life insurance also continues if you retire because of disability.

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) administers the Group Life Insurance Plan. Minnesota Life provides the coverage. If you have questions about your life insurance coverage, contact Securian’s Richmond Office using any of the options below:

rbo@securian.com ;1-800-441-2258; P.O. Box 1193, Richmond, VA, 23218-1193

To add or change your beneficiaries:

For inquires contact VRS at 1-888-827-3847 Mon-Fri from 8:30 to 4:00pm.

Optional Life Insurance 

The City offers Optional Life Insurance to eligible employees at a group rate fully paid by the employee.  Employees may purchase additional coverage through the Optional Group Life Insurance Program. If members elect optional group life insurance coverage, they also may cover a spouse and dependent children. Dependents are eligible only if the employee elects optional coverage as well. Your spouse can apply for half of the amount of your coverage. It is available to newly hired employees without a health status declaration if selected within the first 30 days of hire.Optional group life insurance provides benefits for natural and accidental death or dismemberment. Employees pay the premiums through payroll deduction. 

 For more information: contact Securian Life at: P.O. Box 1193, Richmond, VA 23218-1193 or call 1-800-441-2258 or For more information click here.  or review the Optional Life Brochure

To enroll, complete the Group Life Insurance Application (VRS-39) and if electing more than the guaranteed issued, complete the Evidence of Insurability Form, OR visit MyVRS Portal (coming soon) to complete this process online:

To make changes, complete the Request for Change (VRS-39a)  OR visit MyVRS Portal (coming soon) to complete this process online: