Benefit Information

Group Life Insurance is offered to state of Wisconsin employees and employees of participating local government employers. 

Group Life Insurance offers:
  • Basic, Supplemental, and Additional Plan coverage for up to five times your annual earnings
  • Spouse and Dependent Plan coverage
  • Accidental death, dismemberment, and loss of use coverage
  • Living benefits
  • Optional conversion of post-retirement coverage to pay premiums for ETF sponsored health insurance or long-term care insurance
  • LifeStyle Services:  legal, financial, grief services, travel assistance, legacy planning, beneficiary financial counseling.

For more information about this program, see our member page linked below.

Life Insurance

Group Life Insurance Administration Manual

The Group Life Insurance Administration Manual (ET-1117) is intended as a reference to aid your administration and participation in the program. Its contents are based on State statute, administrative code, and the group life insurance policy between the GIB and Securian Financial. This manual provides instruction relevant to the administrative and reporting procedures of the program. Authority for the program is vested in the GIB [Wis. Stat. §15.165 (2)].

ETF’s Employer Communications Center provides a single point of contact to resolve issues regarding eligibility, enrollment and coverage for ETF-administered benefit programs. Contact the Employer Communications Center at 1-877-533-5020 or

Securian Financial acts at the third-party administrator, resolving application and claim processing issues and should be the point of contact when such issues arise. However, ETF provides ombudsperson services to assist claimants with unresolved problems or complaints regarding the third-party administrator.

ETF considers current statute, administrative code, group insurance policy, federal and state laws and case law when addressing specific program questions and unique situations. Consult this manual as a first-step resource when you encounter group life insurance program-related questions or concerns.

Life Insurance Employer Forms

Use the forms on this page to administer the Group Life Insurance program.

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