Term Life Insurance for Active Employees

The Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) offers two types of life insurance for active employees: Basic Term Life Insurance and Optional Term Life Insurance.
  • Every employee enrolled in a GBP health plan is automatically enrolled in Basic Term Life Insurance.
  • Optional Term Optional Term Life Insurance provides additional coverage, including AD&D coverage, up to four times your annual salary (Election 1, 2, 3 or 4). 

Plan Benefits

  • Basic Term Life Insurance pays $5,000 to your beneficiary in the event of your death and includes $5,000 of accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) coverage.
  • Optional Term Life Insurance provides additional coverage, including AD&D coverage, up to four times your annual salary (Election 1, 2, 3 or 4). Maximum coverage is $400,000. The monthly premium is based on your coverage election, your salary and your age. Coverage begins to decrease when you reach age 70.
  • All life insurance participants have access to LifeSuite value-added services.

Eligibility and Enrollment

  • Once you have enrolled in a health plan, you will get Basic Term Life.  You don’t need to provide any additional information to get Basic Term Life Insurance.
  • During your first 31 days of employment, you can enroll in Election 1 or 2 of Optional Term Life Insurance without evidence of insurability (EOI). After your first month on the job, you can apply with EOI during Summer Enrollment or with a qualifying life event (QLE). Election 3 or 4 always requires EOI.

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