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Life insurance

King county employees are provided with a basic life insurance policy, as well as the opportunity to elect additional life insurance for yourself, a spouse or domestic partner, and children.

  • For the Regular and full-time Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups, the basic life insurance policy is typically equal to your base annual salary to a maximum of $200,000.
  • For part-time Transit ATU 587 employees, the basic life benefit is $25,000.
  • For Deputy Sheriff employees, the basic life benefit is $6,000.

You can purchase additional life insurance for yourself or eligible dependents within 30 days of hire or when you have a qualifying life event.

To select your life insurance beneficiaries, complete the Beneficiary Designation Form.

Coverage is through Minnesota Life Insurance Company, a Securian Financial Group affiliate.

  • Minnesota Life Insurance Company, a Securian Financial Group affiliate
  • Phone: 866-293-6047 (customer service)
  • 866-365-2374 (conversion/portability)
  • 888-658-0193 (claims)
  • 800-872-2214 (medical underwriting)
  • Mail: Minnesota Life Insurance Company, 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101

Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

King County employees are provided with a basic accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy and the opportunity to elect additional AD&D insurance for yourself and your eligible dependents.

  • The basic AD&D policy for the Regular and full-time Transit ATU 587 employee benefit groups is typically equal to your base annual salary to a maximum of $200,000.
  • For part-time Transit ATU 587 employees, the basic AD&D benefit is $25,000.
  • For Deputy Sheriff employees, the basic AD&D benefit is $6,000.

You can purchase additional life insurance for yourself or eligible dependents within 30 days of hire, during Open Enrollment, or when you have a qualifying life event.

To select your AD&D insurance beneficiaries, complete the Beneficiary Designation Form.

Coverage is through Minnesota Life Insurance Company, a Securian Financial Group affiliate.

  • Minnesota Life Insurance Company, a Securian Financial Group affiliate
  • Phone: 866-293-6047 (customer service)
  • 866-365-2374 (conversion/portability)
  • 888-658-0193 (claims)
  • 800-872-2214 (medical underwriting)
  • Mail: Minnesota Life Insurance Company, 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN 55101

Long-term disability

King county employees are provided with a basic long-term disability (LTD) insurance policy, as well as the option to purchase supplemental LTD insurance for yourself when you first become a benefit-eligible.

If you are in the Regular employee benefit group, or in the part-time or full-time Transit ATU 587 employee group, and you become disabled, are unable to work, are approved for LTD, this benefit combines with other sources of disability income to replace 60% of your pre-disability earnings (to a maximum benefit of $6,000 per month) after a 180-day waiting period.

You can purchase additional LTD insurance for yourself only within 30 days of hire.

Coverage is through Standard Insurance Company (The Standard).

  • The Standard
  • Phone: 844-239-3567 (claims)
  • Claims: The Standard Employee Benefits Department, P.O. Box 2800, Portland, OR 97208
  • The Standard Online Claim Form

 

Benefits and retirement

Phone 206-684-1556
Fax: 206-296-7700

Phone hours:
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays
Payroll

Fax: 206-296-7678