Basic/Optional Life Insurance 2024
NPS provides Basic Life Insurance through the Virginia Retirement Services (underwritten by Minnesota Life) to eligible employees. The Basic Life Insurance benefit is equal to two (2) times your eligible annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand. Coverage is automatic upon employment and paid by NPS for eligible employees. No medical examination is required. The plan carries a conversion option upon termination of employment for reasons other than retirement. It is important for you to know that there is imputed income on any NPS provided Employee Life Insurance coverage over $50,000. This is required by government tax regulations. This imputed income is taxable and you therefore must pay taxes on this amount. For more information click here.
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) administers the Group Life Insurance Plan. Minnesota Life provides the coverage. Certificate of Insurance for Group Life If you have questions about your life insurance coverage, contact Securian’s Richmond Office using any of the options below: email@example.com ;1-800-441-2258; P.O. Box 1193, Richmond, VA, 23218-1193. For inquires contact VRS at 1-888-827-3847 Mon-Fri from 8:30 to 4:00pm. VRS Website - Information about VRS
To add or change your beneficiaries visit: MyVRS Portal
If you are unable to log in here are the forms required: VRS Designation of Beneficiary Form and Continuation of Designation of Beneficiary form(use this form to designate additional beneficiaries when the number of beneficiaries you desire exceeds the number allowed on the Designation of Beneficiary (VRS-2). Please to confirm receipt of your form.
Optional Life Insurance
Norfolk Public Schools offers Optional Life Insurance through Securian Financial (Minnesota Life) to you, your spouse and your dependent children at an age based group rate fully paid by you. Certificate of Insurance for Group Life. Optional Life Insurance is available to newly hired employees without Evidence of Insurability for Options 1-8 coverage (up to guaranteed issue $400,000), if selected within the first 30 days of hire. Employees can also enroll/make changes at any time during the year. 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 or call the NPS Payroll Department: 757-628-3853.
To Enroll and Make Changes
You can apply for, add, decrease, or terminate Optional Life Insurance at any time during the year. Complete the Group Life Insurance Application (VRS-39) and if electing more than the guaranteed issued, complete the Evidence of Insurability Form.
To make changes here are the forms required: Request for Change Under the Optional Group Life Insurance Form (VRS-39a) Evidence of Insurability Form
Evidence of Insurability (EOI)
Evidence of insurability (proof of good health) is not required if members enroll in the Optional Group Life Insurance Program within 31 days of their employment date. If members participate in the optional plan, they may add dependents within 31 days of a qualifying event, such as marriage or the birth or adoption of a child, without evidence of insurability.
Evidence of insurability (proof of good health) is required if:
- Members apply after 31 days from their employment date.
- Members wish to add their spouse or dependent child to their coverage after 31 days from their employment date or a qualifying event.
- Members wish to purchase more than $400,000 for themselves.
- Members wish to increase their optional life insurance coverage for themselves or their spouse.
- The spouse's insurance amount is more than half the member's creditable compensation.
When Optional Life Insurance Coverage Ends
Your spouse and/or dependent's coverage ends when your coverage ends. Your spouse coverage ends also if there is a final divorce decree between you and your spouse. Optional Life coverage for minor children ends when a child turns age 21, or age 25 if he or she is a full-time student. Optional Life also ends when a child marries or becomes self-supporting.