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Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • PEHP at 801-366-7555 or 800-765-7347
    • COBRA is available for a surviving spouse and/or dependents.

Life and AD & D Insurance

  • PEHP 801-366-7495 or 1-800-753-7495

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • PEHP at 801-366-7503 or 1-800-753-7703

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

  • PEHP at 801-366-7503 or 1-800-753-7703

Visit PEHP’s website for more information about core benefits.

Voluntary Benefits

 

Retirement Plans – www.urs.org

 

  • Defined Contribution– 401k, 457, IRS, Roth IRA – Contact URS Defined Contribution at 801-366-7720 or 1-800-688-401k

 

  • This is how the beneficiary can access funds

Defined Benefit/Pension Benefits (Retired or Eligible to Retire)

 

  • Contact URS Defined Benefit at 801-366-7770 or 1-800-695-4877

 

  • This is how the beneficiary/spouse can access the pension and/or life insurance benefit
  • If employee was a member of the Retirement Systems, his or her Social Security number, date of death, and a death certificate must be provided. When there is no continuing benefit that is all that is needed.
  • The surviving spouse may be eligible for a continuing or lump-sum benefit, or a life insurance payment. If so, the necessary forms will be mailed to the surviving spouse, once URS is contacted. The surviving spouse should then complete and return the forms to URS.
  • If the deceased employee was already retired, an explanation will be given to the surviving spouse or designee concerning what to expect regarding his or her final monthly benefit check. Because of varying provisions among the several retirement systems, specifics may not be available immediately. However, as soon as a determination is made on the nature of the benefit due, the surviving spouse or designee will be contacted. A continuing benefit of a retired member will usually begin the month following the date of death. If you were the member and your deceased spouse was not, you should fill out a new beneficiary designation.
  • If the spouse is the designated beneficiary, in addition to qualifying for a career benefit, the spouse will be required to select the option of a lifetime monthly benefit or a refund of the employees member contributions

Death Benefit Insurance to URS Non-Retired Members

 

  • Contact URS Defined Benefit at 801-366-7770 or 1-800-695-4877

 

  • This is how the beneficiary/spouse can access death benefit insurance
  • Death Benefit Insurance – If employee is a non-retired member of the Retirement Systems, at the time of death, the beneficiary will receive an insurance payment representing 75% of employees highest annual salary (pro-rated for less than 12 months of service)
  • Accelerated Death Benefit – This provision allows the employee to take an advance payment of 75% of their death benefit coverage if the employee has a terminal illness and a life expectancy under 18 months

Sick Leave Retirement Benefit

 

  • Contact Employee Resource Information Center (ERIC) at 801-538-3742

 

  • An employee who has retired or is eligible to retire may have a sick leave benefit available to them that can be passed on to the surviving spouse upon death.

Medical Insurance upon Retirement

 

  • Contact PEHP Medical/Dental at 801-366-7555 or 800-765-7347

 

An employee who has retired or is eligible to retire can purchase PEHP medical insurance or a medicare supplement, depending on age. This benefit can be passed on to the surviving spouse upon death.

 

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