Survivor Benefits

To help protect an employee's family from the sudden loss of his/her earnings, the University provides a comprehensive program of survivor benefits.

Retirement Annuity

The full value of the employee's retirement annuity accumulation is paid to his/her named beneficiary.

Health Insurance Continuation

An employee's spouse and children may remain in the University health insurance plan through COBRA continuation for up to three years. The University continues to pay its portion of the premium for the first year.

Educational Grants

If an employee has worked full-time for six or more consecutive years immediately preceding his/her death, the employee's children will remain eligible for the educational grant benefit.