Oregon
Rule Rule 101-030-0070
Life, Disability, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance — Continuation of Coverage


(1)

When an eligible employee separates from state service optional life insurance coverage may continue through the plan, not PEBB, as follows:

(a)

Portability. An eligible employee terminating employment, other than for disability or retirement, may continue the employees optional employee, spouse, and domestic partner life insurance coverage at the group rate, plus billing fees. The policy remains a term life insurance policy. The employee must apply directly to the plan within 30 days of the date coverage ends. Portability is not available for employee basic life or dependent life coverage. A survivor of a covered eligible employee may continue optional life insurance through the plan upon the death of the employee.

(b)

Conversion Rights. An eligible employee terminating employment for any reason, including disability or retirement, or experiencing a reduction in hours to less than 80 paid regular hours in the month, may be eligible to convert the employees term life insurance coverage. Not all policy types are available for conversion. The employee must apply directly to the plan within 30 days of the date insurance coverage ends. A survivor of a covered eligible employee may convert life insurance coverage through the plan upon the death of the employee.

(c)

Retiree Life Insurance Option. An eligible employee who retires may purchase the Retiree Life Insurance Option without submitting evidence of insurability. The employee must apply directly to the insurance plan within 30 days of the date insurance coverage ends.

(d)

Transfer of Premium Payment for Optional Employee Life Insurance. When two active eligible employees are married or in a domestic partnership and both are state employees, one employee can transfer their optional life insurance coverage to the other employees life insurance coverage or to themselves upon:

(A)

Terminating employment for any reason;

(B)

Beginning an active military leave;

(C)

Divorce;

(D)

Termination of their domestic partnership, or;

(E)

Retirement. The remaining employed eligible employee must submit the completed and signed transfer form to their agency within 30 days of the date of the events listed in (1)(d) of this rule.

(2)

There are no portability, conversion, or rollover continuation options for short term or long term disability or accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage.
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Nov. 12, 2019