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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 state-registered 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. For rates, go to the Benefit Costs page.

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. For rates, go to the Benefit Costs page.

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. For rates, go to the Benefit Costs page.

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

Resources

To learn more about life insurance, use the following resources:

Life Insurance Tips

Needs Calculator

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