Optional Insurances
for Faculty, Staff & Librarians - Overview

If you are eligible for employee medical, dental, life and long-term disability (LTD) insurances, then you are eligible to apply for any of these optional insurances. By taking advantage of group rates, you could save money.


Auto, Homeowners & Renters Insurance

Group rates are available to WWU employees through Liberty Mutual. Read more about Auto, Homeowners & Renters Insurances.


Long-Term Care Insurance

The Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program no longer offers a long-term care (LTC) insurance benefit to new applicants. Our LTC insurance carrier, John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.), closed this benefit to new applicants effective August 1, 2014.

For more information, visit PEBB's website.


Long-Term Disability Insurance

Long-term disability (LTD) insurance replaces a portion of an employee's income if he/she is unable to work due to illness or injury. The LTD optional plan for PEBB employees includes a retirement supplement feature, so the premium rate is determined by both the selected waiting period and the retirement plan, if any, in which the employee participates. Read more about Long-Term Disability Insurance.


Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Read more about Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. The chart on this page shows that the University pays Part A premiums for $25,000 of employee life insurance and $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance. All other insurances listed are those that eligible employees may elect to purchase.


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Page Updated 12.15.2014