The state offers basic life insurance in which you are automatically enrolled at the time you become a benefits eligible employee of Minnesota state government, or the organization that participates in SEGIP. We also offer additional life insurance for you, your spouse and dependent children which you may purchase through SEGIP on an optional basis
Life Insurance Details
Benefit Information: Helpful information from the State website regarding your life insurance benefits
Beneficiary Planning: Important information regarding the naming of a beneficiary, how to manage details online, and other specifics
Life Benefits: Minnesota Life’s State of Minnesota website
Rates (PDF): Breakdown of monthly costs of life insurance benefits
Additional Life Insurance & Resources
The following additional life insurance plans may be purchased through SEGIP on an optional basis.
Employee Basic Life
The state pays the full cost of basic group term life insurance for benefits eligible employees who are eligible for at least a partial employer contribution for health/dental coverage. The amount of this insurance is determined by the collective bargaining agreement or plan that covers your job, and is based on the amount of your annual salary. To see how much Basic Life Insurance you have, go to the Employee Self site. Sign in. In the right column, click on "Benefits" then "Benefits Summary". The next page will show your Basic Life Coverage.
If you are a manager, the State offers an employer paid life insurance benefit equal to 11/2 or 2 times your annual salary. See your collective bargaining agreement or plan to determine the amount of your state-paid life insurance and your eligibility for employer-paid coverage. Click here for more information.
Additional Employee Life
You may purchase additional life insurance for yourself. Generally you may purchase this insurance in increments of $5,000 up to a total of $500,000. The amount of coverage you may purchase may vary by collective bargaining agreements and plans. Click here for more information.
You may purchase additional life insurance for your spouse. Generally you may purchase this insurance in increments of $5,000 up to a total of $500,000. The amount of coverage you may purchase may vary by collective bargaining agreements and plans. Click here for more information.
You may purchase life insurance providing $10,000 of coverage for your eligible children as defined in the Certificate of Coverage. One child life insurance policy covers all of your dependent children, but not your spouse. Coverage for newborns begins on the 15th day after birth. You may add child life insurance without evidence of insurability within 30 days of the birth of a child or the placement of a child for adoption. Click here for more information.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance provides coverage for death or dismemberment due to an accident. This optional benefit is available to both you and your spouse. You may purchase accidental death and dismemberment insurance in increments of $5,000 up to a total of $100,000 ($50,000 if you are 61 or older). You may also purchase up to a total of $25,000 worth of coverage for your spouse, but you may not have more coverage for your spouse than you have for yourself. Click here for more information.
Minnesota Life and Global Rescue have teamed up to provide emergency assistance and evacuation services as well as online pre-trip resources. Some services include medical professional locator services, transport to safe areas for security emergencies, passport/visa information, security alerts, immunization information and more. Click here for more information.
Minnesota Life now offers Legacy Planning services for State of MN employees, their spouses and dependents. This is a free & easy way to access a variety of information and resources to help individuals work through end-of-life issues. Click here for more information.