3.8 Survivor Benefits
Employees enrolled in the College's Medical, Dental, and EFAP plans have survivors' benefits. If an employee dies while in an active employment status, his or her survivors will receive the following benefits:
Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance: Such benefits will continue for 60 days following the date of death with all premiums paid by the College. Following the initial 60 days, accumulated staff sick leave reserve may be converted to insured days (see sick leave conversion section of handbook for details). Following the sick leave reserve conversion the benefits may be continued as described in the “medical” section of the Middlebury College Health & Welfare Benefits Summary Plan Description.
Employee & Family Assistance Plan (EFAP): The EFAP provides caring, experienced professional counselors to help with a wide variety of issues including grief and financial counseling services. Arrangements can be made to extend this benefit for a period of time; please contact Human Resources if you are interested in these services.
Accrued CTO: Survivors of insured staff have the option of converting accrued CTO time to cash or insurance benefits.
Faculty Survivor Insurance Continuation: Survivors of insured faculty members receive a week of insurance continuation for each academic year in which a full course load was carried. Prorations are made and all conflicts resolved by the provost and the associate vice president for Human Resources and Organizational Development.
Comprehensive Fee Credit and Tuition Cash Grant Scholarship: If, at the time of his or her death, a tenured faculty or staff employee has met the eligibility requirement for the comprehensive fee credit and/or the tuition cash grant scholarship educational benefits, the dependent children will retain such benefits until age 25.
Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, and Retirement Plans: All benefits under these plans will be settled with the survivors in accordance with the provisions of the plans and beneficiary designations.
MiddCard Privileges: A surviving spouse/domestic partner/civil union partner receives full faculty/staff MiddCard privileges for one year. If no spouse/domestic partner/civil union partner survives, dependent children will receive Snow Bowl and Golf Course discounts for one year instead of MiddCard privileges.