Group Life Insurance
The UNC System has partnered with Securian Financial to provide a consolidated life insurance plan that offers coverage for employees, spouses or domestic partners and dependent children.
Spouse, Child and Domestic partner coverage
Available through the UNC Group Term Life plan.
- Can be $10,000 or a multiple of $25,000 up to $250,000 and must be less than the employee coverage amount.
- Spouse coverage in excess of $50,000 requires evidence of insurability for underwriting.
- Flat amount of $10,000 for children up to age 26.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage
Those who enroll in the plan will also receive Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage for the employee coverage only. This coverage is paid out at the same level as the group term life coverage. As an example, if an employee has $120,000 in life coverage and dies in a car accident, the $120,000 is paid out in life insurance and $120,000 is paid out in accidental death coverage-subject to determination by the insurer. If an employee dies of cancer, only the life insurance of $120,000 would pay out.
To learn more, visit the University of North Carolina System Human Resources Income Protection Benefits webpage and select the UNC System Group Term Life Insurance sections to read about this plan.
The premiums for this UNC Group Term Life Insurance plan are on average 12% lower than our previous plan. To view the costs, see the UNC System Life Insurance and AD&D Plan Rates.
The amount you pay depends on your selected plan level and who is covered. The timing of deductions from your paycheck depends on your pay schedule:
- If you are paid one time per month, the full monthly rate is deducted from your paycheck.
- If you are paid every two weeks, half of the monthly rate is deducted from each of the first two paychecks in the month.
- If there is a third bi-weekly paycheck in the month, the premium is not deducted.
You have 30 calendar days starting from your date of hire to enroll, and coverage begins on the first day of the month following your hire date.
For those on the plan who have a qualifying life event, such as birth or marriage, coverage is effective the first day of the month following the event.
See the UNC HR Life Events webpage for more information about qualifying life events.
- Log in to ConnectCarolina
- Click on Self Service
- Click on My Benefits
- Click on Benefits Enrollment (on left)
- Click on UNC System Enrollment Portal
This will securely sign you to the enrollment platform for the UNC Life Insurance where you can make your elections. You have 30 days as a new hire or 30 days from the qualifying life event date to enroll or make changes to coverage.
- Legal Help/Will Preparation
- Lifestyle Benefits: travel, legacy planning, financial
These services are free for those enrolled in the UNC Life Insurance Plan.
Retirees from UNC-Chapel Hill have options for continuing or enrolling in coverage. Securian Financial, the vendor for this plan, will reach out to the retiree.
For retirees who were enrolled in the UNC Life Insurance Plan as an active employee | Continuation options are available at the same coverage level or less. Rates will be higher as you are moving off the active employee group plan. For additional information and rates, see the UNC System Retiree Coverage Flyer.
For retirees who were NOT enrolled in the UNC Life Insurance Plan as an active employee | As a new retiree, you may elect a $25,000 guaranteed coverage amount within 31 days of retirement. For coverage greater than $25,000, you must complete an evidence of insurability process for approval.
To see the enrollment forms and coverage information, visit the University of North Carolina System Human Resources Income Protection Benefits webpage and scroll to the UNC System Group Term Life Insurance section for retirees.