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New program addresses important financial needs


n response to the requests of NYSUT members, NYSUT Member Benefits is excited to announce the launch of a Universal Life Insurance program with Convalescent Care Benefit provided by Trustmark®.

This innovative universal life insurance product offers added financial protection for NYSUT members and their spouses/certified domestic partners, while the YourCare360® feature provides access to long-term care resources.

Available May 1, 2023, this program combines a life insurance benefit to help provide financial security for your family with a convalescent care benefit that can assist with paying for long-term care services at any age. In addition, caregiving tools provided by YourCare360® offer guidance to help manage long-term care needs.

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Special offer for NYSUT members

As part of the launch of this new product, a special limited-time offer will be available from May 1, 2023, through June 16, 2023. In-service members from 18 to 64 years old can enroll for up to $50,000 of life insurance with an accelerated death benefit for convalescent care that is guaranteed issue (i.e., no health questions are asked) and up to $300,000 by answering a few medical questions.

Retired members up to age 70 and in-service members ages 65 to 70 may also elect coverage by answering some medical questions. In addition, in-service members can purchase coverage for their qualifying spouse/certified domestic partner along with their children by answering a few medical questions.

Program features

Approximately 70 percent of Americans ages 65 and older will require long-term care at some point in their lives, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. With this universal life insurance program, policyholders with a qualifying claim can collect 4 percent of their universal life death benefit per month for up to 25 months — helping to cover the cost of long-term care services such as an in-home health aide, assisted living facility or nursing home care.

Along with the grief that comes when a family member passes, survivors also deal with costly expenses, debts and a loss of income. The death benefit provided by this program can be used to help with these expenses or for other items such as tuition or savings.

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All NYSUT members also receive access to online caregiving tools provided by YourCare360® that offer resources to manage your long-term care needs (along with those of your spouse/certified domestic partner).

NYSUT members can learn more about this new universal life insurance program with convalescent care benefit by visiting memberbenefits.nysut.org or calling 800-626-8101.

For information about contractual endorsement arrangements with providers of endorsed programs, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits.