May 30, 2023

Guaranteed Life Insurance Coverage Opportunities

We have two providers, New York Life Insurance and Washington National Insurance, providing guaranteed issue of life insurance (no medical questions and no physical).  Please think carefully about your life insurance beyond your UMW employment because our coverage is a term life insurance policy.  If you leave employment before you are eligible to retire, your life insurance ends.  Here is the link to review the impact due to separation of employment. Full-time employees may review this link for information on the group basic life insurance benefit

If you are purchasing optional life insurance, please review this link. 

If you want to know your coverage amount, you may contact Minnesota Life at 1-800-441-2258 or log into your MyVRS account (if you are a VRS Participant).

New York Life – all full-time employees  are eligible to purchase a whole life policy from $5,000 to a maximum of $200,000.  New York Life representatives will be on campus, September 10th and 14th in Lee Hall, Room 412 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General Information sessions begin at 9 a.m., Noon, and 3 p.m. on each day. Please contact Denise Frye at 540/654-1210 or, if you want to schedule an individual appointment on September 1oth or September 14th.

Washington National  – All employees are eligible, however, guarantee issue up to $50,000 is contingent upon the enrollment of 74 employees.  Washington National Representatives will be on campus in Lee Hall, Room 412 on September 8th, 15th, 21st, 29th and 30th and October 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Stop by at your leisure, no appointment is necessary.  To schedule an appointment you may contact the representative directly at