(5 ILCS 375/7)
(from Ch. 127, par. 527)
Group life insurance program.
(a) The basic noncontributory group life insurance program shall
provide coverage as follows:
(1) employees shall be insured in an amount equal to
the basic annual salary rate, exclusive of overtime, bonus, or other cumulative additional income factors, raised to the next round hundred dollar amount if it is not already a round hundred dollar amount;
(2) annuitants shall be insured in the same manner as
described for active employees, based on the salary in force immediately before retirement, with coverage becoming effective on the effective date of retirement benefits or the first day of the month of application, whichever occurs later, except that at age 60 the amount of coverage for the annuitant shall be reduced to $5,000;
(3) survivors whose coverage became effective prior
to September 22, 1979 shall be insured for $2,000;
(4) retired employees shall not be eligible under the
group life insurance program contracted to begin or continue after June 30, 1973.
(a-5) There shall also be available on an optional basis to employees,
annuitants whose retirement benefits begin within one year of their receipt of
final compensation, and survivors whose coverage became effective prior to
September 22, 1979, a contributory program of:
(1) supplemental life insurance in an amount not
exceeding 8 times the basic life benefits for active employees and annuitants under age 60 and not exceeding 4 times the basic life benefits for annuitants age 60 and over, as described above, except that (a) amounts selected by employees and annuitants must be in full multiples of the basic amount, and (b) premiums may be adjusted by age bracket established in rules supplementing this Act; beginning July 1, 1981, survivors whose coverage becomes effective on or after September 22, 1979, shall have the option of participating in the contributory program of life insurance in an amount of $5,000 coverage;
(2) accidental death and dismemberment, with the
employee and annuitant having the option of electing an amount equal to the basic noncontributory life benefits only, or an amount equaling the combined total of basic plus optional life benefits not exceeding 5 times basic life benefits, or $3,000,000, whichever is less;
(3) dependent life insurance in an amount of $10,000
coverage on the spouse; however, coverage reduces to $5,000 when the eligible annuitant turns 60; and
(4) dependent life insurance in an amount of $10,000
coverage on each dependent other than the spouse.
(b) A member, not otherwise covered by this Act, who has retired as a
participating member under Article 2 of the Illinois Pension
Code, but is ineligible for the retirement annuity under Section 2-119
of the Illinois Pension Code, shall pay the premiums for coverage under
the group life insurance program under this Act. The Director shall promulgate
rules and regulations to determine the premiums to be paid by a member
under this subsection (b).
(Source: P.A. 94-95, eff. 7-1-05