Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Union Death Benefit: $1,000 to $3,000

Reminder: CSUEU provides a death benefit to actively employed, rank-and-file members of CSUEU. The benefit ranges from $1,000 to $3,000 depending on when the member joined. Claims must be made within 12 months of the date of the member's death. See the Notice of Benefit for more details.

If you're aware of a member's death, it may be helpful to advise your campus benefits office of the union death benefit, so they can have the information at hand when the family contacts them.

The union death benefit is in addition to the $10,000 life insurance provided under section 21.8 of the contract:


Life, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

21.8 The CSU shall provide eligible employees with a life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy at no cost to the employee. This program shall provide life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance during the term of employment in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each for both types of coverage.


Thanks to Alisandra Brewer, Unit 9 Vice Chair, for tracking down the Notice of Benefit.

Update: Sonoma HR Using Benefit Information

Unit 9 Vice Chair Alisandra Brewer notes in the comments that Sonoma State University's Human Resources department has already added the Notice of Benefit to the information packet for this situation. She goes on to say We encourage all chapters to make sure their Benefits Departments know about it.

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2 comments:

Alisandra Brewer said...

The unfortunate circumstances that motivated this message is the passing of past Chief Steward and Activist Marie Lovell at Sonoma State University:

http://www.sonoma.edu/pubs/nb/2010/03_19/index.shtml

While $3,000 cannot in any way make up for the loss of a colleague and friend, it should at least ease the burden on the family. SSU's HR, working with our Chapter, has added this certificate to their Info Packet for this situation. We encourage all chapters to make sure their Benefits Departments know about it.

Alisandra Brewer said...

Our local paper has a lovely write-up, too:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20100323/ARTICLES/100329838