Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
The PEBB Program offers life insurance through MetLife (Plan number 164995-1-G). This is a summary of benefits only. To see the certificate of coverage, go to: www.mybenefits.metlife.com/wapebb.
As part of your benefits package, you receive — at no cost to you — $35,000 of life insurance coverage and $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage. You have the option to buy additional coverage (described below) by enrolling in the supplemental plans offered.
We recommend you name your beneficiary for this coverage even if you are not electing any additional optional coverage(s) (described below) as you have the Basic employer paid coverage.
Remember you are eligible for coverage as long as you’re eligible for PEBB benefits.
Optional life and AD&D insurance available through MetLife
|Types of optional coverage||Employee (subscriber)||Spouse or state-registered domestic partner||Child(ren) – ages 2 weeks up to 26 years|
|Up to $1,000,000 (in $10,000 increments) – any election or increase will require health questions/medical exam||Up to $500,000
(in $5,000 increments*)
– any election or increase will require health
|Up to $20,000 (in $5,000 increments) – any election
or increase will require health questions/medical
|Value||$10,000 to $250,000 (in $10,000 increments) with no health questions/ medical exam||Up to $500,000
(in $5,000 increments*)
– any election or increase will require health questions/medical exam
|Up to $20,000 (in $5,000
increments) – any election
or increase will require health
When can I enroll?
You may enroll no later than 31 days after your eligibility date for PEBB benefits (see your eligibility notice for your personal eligibility date) for the following coverage, without providing evidence of insurability:
- Optional Life Insurance for Employees up to $500,000.
- Optional Life Insurance for Spouse or State-Registered Domestic Partner up to $100,000.
- Optional Life Insurance for Children, all amounts Guaranteed Issue in increments of $5,000 up to $20,000.
You must provide evidence of insurability to MetLife if you:
- Apply for Optional Life Insurance for yourself and/or your spouse or state-registered domestic partner more than 31 days after becoming eligible for PEBB benefits.
- Request more than $500,000 in Optional Employee Life Insurance.
- Request more than $100,000 in Optional Life Insurance for your spouse or state-registered domestic partner.
MetLife must approve your request for additional levels of coverage.
How do I enroll?
Complete enrollment directly with MetLife.
Note: You should see “PEBB Benefits – State of Washington” in the Account Sign in box.
- If you see “Enter your company name,” start typing “PEBB” (without the quotes) and a dropdown list should appear. Select “PEBB Benefits – State of Washington.”
If you have any questions regarding enrollment or if you prefer to complete a paper enrollment form, please contact MetLife at 1-866-548-7139.
How much insurance do I need?
Fill out the easy-to-use life insurance calculator to find out how much additional life insurance you need.
How much will Optional Life Insurance cost?
Check out the PEBB Monthly Premiums for Optional Life Insurance.