The University System of Maryland (USM) has selected Metropolitan Life (MetLife) Insurance Company as the new vendor for life insurance and long term disability (LTD) insurance plans. The USM MetLife plans are available to all Regular and Contingent II employees and will replace the existing UNUM Group Life and LTD vendor. The transition will take place effective April 1, 2021.
For the period of April 1 through April 30, 2021, eligible employees will have the opportunity to:
· enroll for new life insurance and/or long term disability coverage
· make updates to existing coverage
· take advantage of lower life insurance rates
· enjoy online enrollment (no paper forms)
Employees who are currently enrolled in the USM Group Life and LTD coverage with UNUM will not need to take any action to re-enroll during this period. Existing coverage will automatically roll over from UNUM to USM MetLife. We encourage employees with existing coverage to visit the dedicated USM MetLife website to ensure existing beneficiary information is up to date.
The dedicated USM MetLife website will be available on 4/1/2021. In the meantime, employees can review the USM MetLife Life Insurance and USM MetLife Long Term Disability plan summaries on the HR Benefits website for more about the specific benefits for both plans, or submit questions via email to email@example.com.