New benefit: group life insurance for spouses

During a special open enrollment Feb. 1-28, employees will have the opportunity to purchase Optional Group Life Insurance (OGLI) coverage for spouses. In addition, the open enrollment applies to employees who want to begin participating or add to their existing coverage. New or additional coverage will become effective on May 1, 2014.

You do not have to have OGLI for yourself to add coverage for your spouse and can elect up to $25,000 of coverage that is guaranteed with no health questions asked. If you choose higher coverage amounts, medical underwriting will be required, and heath questions will need to be answered. You can also increase your employee optional life insurance coverage by adding up to $25,000 on top of what you already have. This additional coverage will be issued without health questions as long as you have not been previously declined by Minnesota Life, our OGLI insurer. If you do not currently have OGLI coverage, now is the time to enroll for coverage. See the chart below.   


Coverage Available


Proof of good health not required

Proof of good health required


$10,000 or $25,000

$50,000 or $100,000


start at or increase by $5,000 to $25,000*

$30,000 to $250,000*

*$5,000 increments

Note: You cannot have OGLI coverage for your spouse if he/she is already a KPERS or Kansas Board of Regents member. For complete details, view the informational flier or visit the KPERS website.  To enroll, please complete the application, print it and mail it to Minnesota Life, 719 SW Van Buren, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66603 or fax to 785-354-0784. 

If you have questions about enrollment, please contact Minnesota Life at 1-877-215-1476. For general information, please call Human Resources at 913-588-5086. Wichita employees should call Leona Johnson at 316-293-1803.

Last modified: Feb 02, 2014