Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage An employee may purchase accidental death and dismemberment coverage that provides principal sum benefits in amounts ranging from five thousand dollars ($5,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). Payment is made only for accidental bodily injury or death and may vary, depending upon the extent of dismemberment. An employee may also purchase from five thousand dollars ($5,000) to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) in coverage for his/her spouse, but not in excess of the amount carried by the employee.
Optional Life and Disability Coverages In order for coverage to become effective, the employee must be in active payroll status and not using sick leave on the first day following approval by the insurance company. If it is an open enrollment period, coverage may be applied for but will not become effective until the first day of the employee's return to work.
Long-term Disability Coverage New employees may enroll in long-term disability insurance by their initial effective date of coverage. Employees who become eligible for insurance may enroll in long-term disability insurance within thirty (30) days of their initial effective date as defined in this Article, Section 5C. The terms are the same as for employees who wish to add/increase during the annual open enrollment. During open enrollment only, an employee may purchase long-term disability coverage that provides benefits of from three hundred dollars ($300) to seven thousand dollars ($7,000) per month, based on the employee's salary, commencing on the 181st calendar day of total disability, and not subject to evidence of insurability but with a limited term pre-existing condition exclusion. Employees should be aware that other wage replacement benefits, as described in the certificate of coverage (i.e., Social Security Disability, Minnesota State Retirement Disability, etc.), may result in a reduction of the monthly benefit levels purchased. In any event, the minimum is the greater of three hundred dollars ($300) or fifteen (15) percent of the amount purchased. The minimum benefit will not be reduced by any other wage replacement benefit. In the event that the employee becomes totally disabled before age seventy (70), the premiums on this benefit shall be waived.
Term Life Insurance During the Employment Term, and in addition to any other benefits to which Executive shall be entitled, the Company agrees to pay the premiums on a term life insurance contract covering the Executive that pays a death benefit of at least $906,000. The Company in its discretion shall select the term life insurance contract on which it will pay the premiums; but, the Executive shall be the owner of such contract and will be or will designate the beneficiary of such contract. The Company (i) will include and report such premium payments in the Executive’s taxable income to the extent required under applicable law and (ii) also will pay to the Executive an additional payment in an amount such that after payment by the Executive of all taxes imposed on the additional payment, the Executive retains an amount of the additional payment equal to the taxes imposed upon the Executive with respect to the Company’s payment of the premiums on the term life insurance contract. The amount of the additional payment shall be determined based on the Executive’s likely effective rates of federal, state and local income taxation for the calendar year in which the additional payment is to be made, net of the likely reduction in federal income taxes that is obtained from any deduction of state and local taxes. Such premium payments and additional payments for taxes shall be paid on or before March 15 immediately following the year for which the term life insurance contract was in place. Executive agrees, for purposes of calculating the amount of the additional payment, to provide the Company such information as the Company may reasonably request to determine the amount of the additional payment and to cooperate with the Company in good faith in order to effectively make such determination. The Company shall hold all such information secret and confidential and shall not, without the prior written consent of the Executive or as otherwise may be required by law or legal process, communicate or divulge such information to anyone other than the Company and those in need of such information for purposes of determining the amount of the additional payment. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in the event the term life insurance contract described herein extends beyond the termination of Executive’s employment with the Company, the Executive, and not the Company, shall be obligated to pay the premiums on such term life insurance contract accruing after the Executive’s termination of employment with the Company.