Who is Eligible: All active members and agency fee payers of UUP in the Professional Services Negotiating Unit are eligible. Eligibility for this program differs from that for dental and vision coverage. This benefit does not cover dependents or retirees.
If you go on an employer-approved leave without pay, you are not eligible for the life insurance program unless you are in paid membership status on the date of death. To continue membership while on an approved leave, a direct-dues payment must be made within 60 days of commencing the leave. Contact UUP Member Services at 800-342-4206 for more information or you may use the application provided at www.uupinfo.org (click on Benefits/Benefits Forms).
Individual Eligibility Date: The date on which UUP first receives dues and/or fees from the employee represented by the Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Termination of Eligibility: When you are no longer paying dues as a member of the Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Maximum Benefit: $6,000
Beneficiary: We strongly advise that you have a group life insurance beneficiary card on file with the Fund. Beneficiary cards are available from the Fund or at www.uupinfo.org (click on Benefits/Benefits Forms).
Claims: To file a claim under this policy, a certified copy of a death certificate with a completed claim form is required. Mail this information to the Fund. The claims process generally requires four to six weeks for completion and payment.
Other benefits available to UUP members through the life insurance program are listed below. Call the Fund for additional information.
$1,500 Death and Dismemberment policy
Survivor financial counseling services
Assist America (worldwide travel assistance)
New York State Public Employee and Retiree Long-Term Care Insurance (NYPERL) is available for purchase by New York State employees and retirees. Eligible family members (spouse, domestic partner, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children) are also eligible to apply for coverage at the same group rates.
What is long-term care?
Long-term care is assistance you or your family members may need to carry out basic activities of everyday living in your home or in an extended care facility. The need could arise from an accident, debilitating illness, or it could simply be the natural result of aging. You could need long-term care at any time, at any age.
Why enroll now?
For more information or an enrollment kit, visit http://www.suny.edu/insurance/ltc/ or call 1-866-474-5824.
All employees must complete and return the NYPERL Employee Notice and Fact Sheet.