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October is open enrollment month for Optional Group Life Insurance offered through KPERS.  Any benefits-eligible employees at ESU are able to enroll in this benefit.


Guaranteed coverage

During open enrollment, most members can get guaranteed coverage. 

Who’s Covered

Anytime Coverage

With a few
health questions

Open Enrollment

Guaranteed coverage
with no health questions


In $5,000 increments
Plan max $400,000

Add up to $50,000
(to $250,000 guaranteed max)


In $5,000 increments
Plan max $100,000

Add up to $25,000

(to $25,000 guaranteed max)


$10,000 or $20,000

$10,000 or $20,000


How much do you need?

Calculating how much life insurance you need to protect your loved
ones doesn’t have to be hard. Check out our tool to help you find the right amount. Life Insurance Needs Estimator


How to apply

Download the enrollment form.  Please do not apply online through the KPERS website.  Board of Regents institutions must apply through the paper form.



Contact The Standard with questions.


Helpful Resources

Open Enrollment Member Flier

Open Enrollment Slides

Rate Sheets: Employee | Spouse | Child Coverage
Calculator: How much do I need?