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Life Insurance

As an eligible employee of an employer who is affiliated with the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), life insurance benefits are available to you and your dependents through a group life insurance policy underwritten by MetLife.  Please note that effective July 1, 2022, PEIA’s life insurance vendor has changed from Securian to MetLife.

PEIA offers decreasing term basic life insurance, optional life insurance, and dependent life insurance. Basic life insurance premiums for active employees are paid by WVU. To view rates and additional plan details, visit the PEIA Shopper's Guide.

If you want more protection than the basic life insurance benefit provides, you may elect additional coverage. New benefits-eligible employees are guaranteed up to $100,000 coverage without evidence of insurability provided enrollment is made within the new hire enrollment period, during the month of hire and two following months. You may also elect term life insurance for a dependent. Employees may apply for additional coverage at any time. Coverage will be subject to approval by MetLife.

Visit and log in to “Manage My Benefits" to apply for or to increase your Optional Life Insurance coverage.
Optional Life Insurance coverage is subject to approval.

​To view and/or change beneficiaries for your plan, please visit  For more information, please contact MetLife at 888-466-8640.