You want to know (about your benefits) – part four

January 23, 2018

Your employee benefits team is here to answer your questions and help you navigate the complex world of benefits. So far this year, we’ve helped 23,890 customers over the phone or chat, responded to 16,709 emails and updated customer information 24,604 times. Questions like:

Retiring soon? We can help.

What coverage am I eligible for as a retiree?

When you reach your retirement date, your employer notifies the employee benefits team. We assemble a package that outlines your retirement options and mail it to your home address. Depending on your years of service and age when you retire, you may be eligible to receive:

Life insurance

  • Group Life conversion privilege – you can convert up to $250,000 of your basic, optional, or dependent life insurance to an individual policy with Great-West Life.
  • Group Life continuation on early retirement – you can continue all or a portion of your existing life insurance at the same rate that you pay as an active member.
  • Retired plan member life insurance benefit of $5,000 – this benefit is payable to your beneficiaries upon your death.

Health and dental coverage

  • Plan members, can elect to join the Retiree Health and Dental Plan through GMS.

All premium costs are the responsibility of the plan member.


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