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Basic Group Life Insurance

On this page: Plan Provisions | Eligibility | Initiation of Coverage | Designate Beneficiaries | Termination of Coverage | Rates | Travel Assistance | Contact

Plan Provisions

Plan Contributions 

Basic Group Life Insurance coverage is provided for eligible employees by Indiana University. 


Basic Group Life Insurance is available to the following classes of individuals: 

Initiation of Coverage

Designate Beneficiaries

To designate beneficiary(ies) for your Basic Life Insurance plan:

  1. Log in to the Benefits section of the Employee Center.
  2. Review elections on the left side of the page under Benefits Information.
  3. Click on the Edit button under the Insurance Plans section.
  4. Click on Basic Life link to edit your Basic Life benefits.
  5. Under the Covered Beneficiaries section, click on the Edit button.
  6. Click on the Add a New Beneficiary link.
  7. Enter the beneficiary’s information on the screen, and click the Save button at the bottom of the page. (Repeat steps 6 & 7 for each beneficiary)
  8. Assign a Primary Percent for the beneficiary(ies) listed, and click on the Update Totals button.
  9. Once satisfied with the beneficiaries and benefit percentages, click on the Save button.
  10. When working in OneStart, especially on a public computer, always remember to log out.

Termination of Coverage 


Basic life insurance coverage is provided for eligible employees by Indiana University.

Additional Services

United Healthcare Global Travel Assistance

What is United Healthcare Global?

United Healthcare Global is a comprehensive program of information, referral, assistance, transportation and evacuation services designed to help you respond to medical care situations and many other emergencies that may arise during travel. United Healthcare Global also offers pre-travel assistance, which gives you access to information on things like passport and visa requirements, foreign currency and worldwide weather.

Services are available to you only when you and eligible family members travel 100 miles or more from your permanent residence or internationally for trips of up to 180 days.

Who is Covered?

You don’t have to enroll. As a participant in your employer’s group insurance plan through The Standard, you’re automatically covered. Family members, including your spouse or domestic partner and children through age 25, regardless of student or marital status, are also covered.

United Healthcare Global offers the following:

Medical Assistance Services

The following services can help you coordinate medical needs worldwide, including:

  • Locating medical care: Assists you in locating medical care providers or local sources of Medical care referrals
  • 24-Hour Health Information: Offers 24/7/365 access to registered nurses who can provide symptom decision support, evidence-based health information and medication information, as well as help understanding treatment options to discuss with doctors.
  • Case communications: In medical care cases, communicates between patient, family, physicians, employer, travel company and consulate as needed
  • Hotel convalescence arrangements: Helps with arrangements when you need hotel accommodations to rest prior to or following medical treatment
  • Medical insurance assistance: Coordinates with insurance companies or managed care organizations regarding emergency medical care situations, verifies policy enrollment and coverage and helps arrange any guarantee of medical payments
  • Prescription drug assistance: Coordinates transfer of prescriptions or personal medical items, such as corrective lenses, that were forgotten, lost or depleted while traveling

Emergency Transportation Services

  • Emergency evacuation: Arranges and provides emergency evacuation to the nearest facility capable of providing appropriate care if you have a medical emergency while traveling and adequate medical facilities are not available locally
  • Medically necessary repatriation: Arranges and provides for your return home if it is medically necessary after initial treatment and stabilization
  • Repatriation of remains: Returns your mortal remains in the event of your death, including coordination with funeral homes, preparation of your remains, consular services (if your death occurs overseas), and, where applicable, making arrangements for any traveling companions and identification and/or notification of next of kin
  • Family or friend travel arrangements: If you are hospitalized for more than seven days and are traveling alone, provides round-trip economy airfare for one family member or friend to your hospital locale
  • Return of dependent children: Coordinates and pays for one-way economy airfare to return your dependent children under the age of 18 to their permanent residence, including an escort for young children if necessary if they are left unattended due to your injury or illness

For additional information regarding United Healthcare Global, please review the following:


For questions about Basic Group Life Insurance, please contact University Human Resource Services at (812) 855-2007.


HR at IU South Bend

Page updated: 10 August 2015
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