This employment-connected accidental death benefit is provided to employees who, at the time of their death, are contributing to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) retirement plan; classified employees who are in the KPERS one year waiting period; unclassified employees who are contributing to the Kansas Board of Regents mandatory retirement plan; and unclassified employees who are in the Kansas Board of Regents one year waiting period.
Work related accidental death payment includes a lump-sum amount of $50,000 and 50% of the employee’s final average salary payable monthly to the surviving spouse until death or remarriage, to dependent children to age 18, or to disabled children until no longer disabled or until death.
When Eligible: Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
Who Pays: The University pays for this benefit which is administered through the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System for all KSU benefits-eligible employees.
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