Critical Illness and Accident

No one can predict a critical illness or an accident. The Aflac group critical illness plan can help you and your family cope with and recover from the financial stress of a critical illness like cancer, heart attack, stroke, renal failure, major cardiac events, or occupational HIV. The Aflac group accident plan can help with unexpected costs associated with a covered accident. These new plans are being offered along with the short-term disability plan through the KUMC Credit Union and Aflac.

Plans Snapshot

  • Benefits are paid directly to you unless you choose otherwise
  • Coverage is portable, which means you can take it with you if you change jobs or retire (with certain stipulations)
  • Premiums are paid through a direct deposit account
  • Benefits are paid in addition to sick pay and vacation leave; this insurance does not replace or reduce accruals.

Who Can Benefit

  • Full-time/part-time, benefits-eligible employees, regardless of position
  • Recently hired benefits-eligible employees
  • Employees who just want the additional protection

How It Works

  • Open enrollment will be May 15-June 15, with an effective date of Aug. 1.
  • Everyone who signs up for the critical illness and/or accident plans during this enrollment period (May 15-June 15) will be offered guaranteed-issue coverage regardless of health issues. If you wait until the next open enrollment period (May 2015) to enroll, you will be subject to health questions and be required to undergo the underwriting process.
  • Short-term disability applicants will need to answer health questions. More information on short-term disability can be found here.
  • Premium payments will be set up via payroll deduction to the KUMC Credit Union.

If you have questions regarding the plans, contact Terry Burnett, Aflac agent, at 316-788-2212 (office) or 316 651-7199 (cell). Kansas City employees can also contact HR at 913-588-5148. Wichita employees may contact Leona Johnson.

You may contact Terry Burnett, Aflac agent, at 316-788-2212 (office) or 316-651-7199 (cell) with questions.

*Subject to plan provisions.

Note: While these benefits are designed to complement the excellent employee benefit programs offered by the state of Kansas, they are not a part of the state's benefits package. Open enrollment for critical illness and accident will occur every May. Open enrollment for the state's benefits will occur every October.

Last modified: Sep 16, 2014
Helpful links

Aflac Group Critical Illness brochure

Critical Illness insurance FAQs

Aflac Group Accident Insurance brochure

Instructions on how to enroll

Contact Terry Burnett, Aflac
Office: 316-788-2212
Cell: 316-651-7199

Info meetings

Kansas City
June 9: 1–3 p.m. in Clendening Auditorium (click on the time link to add to your calendar). An Aflac representative will be available to answer questions.

June 4:
 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Founders Room (Aflac representative will be available for questions.)