Teachers and Employees Association (TEA)
The Teachers and Employees Association (TEA) of Kansas State University is a member organization that offers the opportunity to purchase voluntary insurance plans to its members and their dependents (spouse and children). This program is designed to provide a source of economic security for the member and family. TEA does require a one-time membership processing fee of $10. Please make your check or money order payable to "TEA of KSU" and return to TEA, 103 Edwards Hall, 1810 Kerr Drive, Manhattan KS 66506.
Benefits-eligible employees may purchase from $10,000 to $500,000 in optional group life insurance coverage. Coverage of $100,000 is guaranteed, regardless of health, when the employee enrolls online within the first 30 days of employment. Premiums are paid through payroll deduction.
Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (The Hartford) underwrites this voluntary program. The cost of these insurance programs are paid by the member through payroll deducted paid from the first paycheck each month. Retired members participating in TEA are billed annually.
You may enroll through The Hartford’s website. You’ll need to know your Employee ID and your birthdate. Please see the “How Do I Enroll” under the FAQ’s for more information.
- TEA Cost Sheet (pdf)
- TEA Voluntary Life Insurance (pdf)
- TEA Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismembership Insurance (pdf)
Additional Benefits with Coverage from The Hartford
- Ability Assist Counseling Services (pdf)
- Beneficiary Assist Counseling Services (pdf)
- EstateGuidance Will Services (pdf)
- Funeral Planning and Concierge Services (pdf)
- Travel Assistance - ID Theft Protection (pdf)
Q: What happens to my voluntary life insurance coverage when I retire?
A: You may switch to the retiree plan should you desire. Your coverage will remain with the group, but your coverage amount will reduce to $10,000 and if you have spousal coverage, that reduces to $1,000. You will be billed on an annual basis by Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (The Hartford).
Q. How do I enroll?
A. You may enroll by going to Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (The Hartford) website. The Login Information is as follows:
|Login ID||Password Information|
|Your login ID is your employee ID Number.|
Your password is your first and last name initials in lowercase followed by your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY).
|For example: John Smith's employee ID number is W0000099999. His login ID is W0000099999.|
For example: John Smith's birth date is October 25, 1963. His password is js10251963.
|You will be required to reset your password during your initial login.|
Q. I already have The Hartford voluntary benefits. How do I login as the password information didn't work for me?
A. You may enroll by going to Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company (The Hartford) website. You will use your Login ID (this is your full employee ID). Choose reset password. You will then be asked for your email address. Your email address is your K-State email. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow all prompts to reset your password.
Q. How can I get more information?
A. See The Hartford's My Tomorrow website, it's a great resource to help you look at what benefits may be helpful to you!