Death benefits

Death benefits in the Death and Disability Plan offer income security and peace of mind to your survivors after you die.

How death benefits work

Death benefits protect your eligible survivors from unexpected loss of income if you die. This coverage is provided through the Death and Disability Plan, and may include several components, depending on your employment status when you die. The Term Life Plan is a separate plan and not part of the Death and Disability Plan.

Using death benefits

Generally, your employer is responsible for the cost of death benefits coverage and for your enrollment with the exception of supplemental death benefits coverage. You, a family member, or other authorized person must report the death of a covered person to the Board of Pensions as soon as possible.