Citi Benefits Handbook
Group Universal Life (GUL) Insurance
You can enroll in Group Universal Life insurance (GUL) at any time during the year. If you need to obtain an enrollment form or want to enroll, visit the MetLife MyBenefits website, available through TotalComp@Citi, or call MetLife at 1 (888) 830-7380. Your spouse/partner must complete a separate enrollment form.
You can enroll in GUL insurance, provided by MetLife, from 1 to 10 times your benefits eligible pay, not to exceed $500,000, up to a maximum coverage amount of $5 million. If your benefits eligible pay is not an even multiple of $1,000, then your benefits eligible pay will be rounded up to the next $1,000.
Your cost is based on the amount of coverage you elect, your age, and whether you have used tobacco products in the past 12 months. The cost of coverage is deducted from your pay.
If you are enrolling in GUL insurance outside your initial eligibility period (31 days from your date of hire/date you are eligible to enroll in Citi benefits), outside of a qualified change in status, or for an amount greater than three times your benefits eligible pay (capped at $500,000) or $1.5 million, you must provide evidence of insurability and be actively at work before coverage will be effective. "Actively at work" means that you are regularly scheduled to work in the office or at home. You must be able to perform all the activities of your job.
If your benefits eligible pay is reduced, your GUL amount will continue to be based on the higher benefits eligible pay unless you call MetLife at 1 (888) 830-7380 to request that the GUL amount be reduced. Once you reduce coverage, you can increase it by reinstating the automatic benefits eligible pay or by purchasing additional multiples of your benefits eligible pay. You may be asked to provide satisfactory evidence of insurability before the increased coverage will become effective. GUL coverage for an employee ends at age 95.
If you leave Citi, your GUL coverage may be continued by paying premiums directly to MetLife. MetLife will send you information regarding the continuation of your GUL coverage once notified of your termination or retirement. MetLife will bill you at a higher rate than the Citi group rate. The rate will become effective the month following your termination of employment.
If you are receiving disability benefits from the Citigroup Disability Plan at the time your employment terminates and you are enrolled in GUL coverage, MetLife will bill you at the active employee rate for the same length of time you pay active employee rates for medical coverage. Afterwards, MetLife will bill you at a higher rate than the Citi group rate. The rate will become effective the month after you are no longer eligible to pay active employee rates for medical coverage. If you have any questions on continuing your coverage, call MetLife directly at 1 (888) 830-7380.
If you continue GUL coverage, you also can continue to contribute to the Cash Accumulation Fund (CAF). If you have a balance in the CAF and do not pay the GUL premiums or notify MetLife that you wish to discontinue the GUL coverage, premiums for the GUL insurance will be deducted from your CAF to keep your coverage active until you notify MetLife that you don't wish to continue GUL insurance. If you don't have a CAF account, or your CAF becomes depleted and you don't pay the premiums to MetLife, your GUL coverage will end.