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Continuing Basic Life Insurance at Retirement

Jan 28, 2019, 13:54 PM by MOSERS

My wife also worked for the state of Missouri for 29 years. Her office closed just before she reached 80 and out. A year later she started collecting her state retirement when she turned 51. Does she still get the $5,000 life insurance like I do. I stayed for 35 years and received full backdrop at age 55. 

No. Anyone who does not retire directly from state employment ;(within 60 days from their last day of state employment), does not get the automatic $5,000 in basic life insurance coverage at no cost to them.

The state will continue to pay for $5,000 of basic life insurance coverage for life for retirees who meet the following conditions:

  • They had basic life insurance coverage as an active employee and did not terminate coverage at retirement.
  • They have a MOSERS retirement date that is within 60 days of when they left state employment.
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