Death benefits

​Death benefits coverage protects your eligible survivors from unexpected loss of income if you die. This coverage is provided through the Death and Disability Plan. There are several components to the death benefits coverage available, depending on your status.

New for 2020: On January 1, 2020, the minimum salary continuation death benefit for retirees will increase from $9,000 to $10,000, also increasing the living needs benefit available for retirees to $10,000. In addition, the maximum lump-sum death benefit basis will increase from $100,000 to $110,000, and available supplemental death benefits coverage levels for children will increase to $10,000 and $20,000.