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Surviving Spouse Benefits

...Faculty & Administrative Professionals

 

 

If you should die while employed by the University, your eligible dependent(s) who were enrolled at the time of your death, may be eligible for coverage continuation based on your appointment type.

 

  Regular or Special Appointments
 

If you are a benefits eligible Academic Faculty or Administrative Professional on a regular or special appointment and your surviving eligible dependents were enrolled in:

  • Medical Coverage - Your enrolled survivor(s) may continue coverage in the group medical insurance at no cost to them for a period of one year from the last day of the calendar month in which you died OR until your enrolled survivor(s) become(s) eligible for another group medical insurance policy including Medicare/Medicaid, whichever occurs first. At the end of the one-year period, your survivor(s) may elect to continue enrollment in the University's group medical insurance coverage at their own expense until eligible for another group medical insurance plan (in the case of a surviving spouse or domestic partner) or until no longer eligible according to the terms of the policy (in the case of dependent children).

  • Dental Coverage and/or FSA Account - Your survivor(s) may have the option to elect Continuation Coverage through COBRA for up to 36 months.

     

  Temporary Appointments
 

If you are on a benefits eligible temporary faculty appointment, are a Post Doctoral Fellow, Veterinary Intern, or a Clinical Psychology Intern and your surviving eligible dependents were enrolled in medical and/or dental coverage and/or a health care flexible spending account, your survivor(s) are covered through the last day of the calendar month in which you died. They have the option to elect Continuation Coverage through COBRA for up to 36 months.