Benefited UMass employees may be eligible for life insurance coverage in a number of ways based on their employment type. Life insurance provides financial protection for the beneficiaries of covered employees in the case of an employee's death and can also provide an "accelerated death benefit" that results in partial payment of life insurance to the employee while they are alive.
- Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC) Life Insurance
- Benefited employees who are members of the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) rather than the MA State Employees' Retirement System (MSERS/pension system) are automatically enrolled in an ORP life insurance plan. Refer to the Massachusetts Optional Retirement Program Life Insurance page for more information about this plan.
NOTE: The information provided on these pages is for informational purposes. Should this information differ from GIC policy or determination by the GIC or its representative, the latter will prevail.