Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon, Benefits Manager
By now most of us are aware that our life insurance company changed to MetLife during the last Open Enrollment, but are you aware that if you are enrolled in MetLife life insurance through Green River – as an eligible employee – you have access to free services for support, planning and protection when you need it most?
“MetLife Advantages” is a comprehensive suite of valuable services that offers free product services to you and your family, such as will preparation and estate resolution services.
The services are offered by third-party vendors, but free for those enrolled in MetLife.*
Find out more about the program here, MetLife Advantages Program. Scroll down and click on the green “Sign in to MyBenefits” link. (Note: you do not need to sign in –just click on the “Group Life Insurance” tab at the top of the page, then click on the “MetLife Advantages link).
*Note: some services require that you be enrolled in “supplemental” life insurance (more than just the employer-paid basic coverage) in order to utilize the particular resource.
Posted on behalf of Sheryl Gordon
MetLife’s website and customer service phone lines have experienced high visitor and call volumes, and many members have reported being unable to complete their life insurance transactions online or get through to a customer service representative.
To ensure that PEBB Program subscribers can take advantage of this special, one-time open enrollment opportunity, the deadline for life insurance only has been extended. Subscribers now have until midnight on December 16, 2016, to take action.
This open enrollment extension only pertains to MetLife’s life insurance benefits effective January 1, 2017. This is NOT an open enrollment extension to make other PEBB Program benefit changes for 2017.
MetLife’s website is likely to remain busy. To ensure that your life insurance enrollment or changes are received by MetLife by December 16, 2016, please don’t wait!
You have two options:
- Go to MetLife’s website at www.mybenefits.metlife.com/wapebb to create an account. At the home page, type in PEBB and then click on PEBB Benefits – State of Washington and continue to register. Once you’ve enrolled in or made changes to your life and/or accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, print your confirmation page and keep it for your records. OR
- Complete and print the MetLife Enrollment/Change Form – Enrollment Period from November 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016. You can either mail this form to the address shown on the bottom of page 1 or fax it to MetLife at 1-859-825-6719. Please keep a copy of your form or the accepted fax transmission for your records. (MetLife will disregard the enrollment period shown at the top of this form.)
Please review the MetLife Frequently Asked Questions on the MetLife website.
Use the MetLife Life Insurance Calculator to determine how much life insurance you need.
Review the Support, Planning and Protection Advantages MetLife offers. These benefits include:
- grief counseling
- face-to-face will preparation
- solutions for continuing workplace coverage and more.
*Although the MetLife deadline has been extended to December 16, there is no reason to wait!