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The County provides Basic Life Insurance at no cost to you!

If you would like more than these amounts, you can apply anytime for Supplemental Life Insurance for up to $500,000 for yourself and up to $500,000 for your spouse/domestic partner.

You are guaranteed coverage for up to $200,000 for yourself and $50,000 for spouse/domestic partner, if you apply within 31 days of hire. For more than this amount, The Standard requires a medical questionnaire and will approve or deny.

New for 2018:

  • The Standard is the County's new Life and Disability Insurance provider.

How to apply:

  • Fill out The Standard's enrollment form online for changes and initial enrollment. 
    • Costs will be deducted post-tax from your paycheck on a monthly basis for pay begin date 1/1/18.
    • Log into the ESS Benefits Participation Overview to see your current coverage.

Detailed information can be found in the:

Life Insurance Beneficiary Form


Continuing Your Life Insurance Post-Employment

When you leave County employment you can purchase the same level of life insurance coverage (or a lesser amount) directly from The Standard Insurance Company, at the group insurance rates. The Standard will send you a notice when applicable.