Retiree/COBRA

Important Information: Most benefits such as Health Insurance and Flexible Benefits (Dental, Vision, Accident and Hospital indemnity) terminate at the end of the month in which your employment ends. For example, if your employment termination date (this date may not be the same as your last day of work) is October 8, benefits will terminate on October 31.

COBRA information will be mailed to you by WEX, to your home address listed on file, within 30 days of your benefits terming. You will have 60 days to enroll in COBRA. Once enrolled, COBRA coverage will be backdated to when your benefits termed with the state. Therefore, you will never have a break in coverage.

Life Insurance: Basic Life Insurance is not portable but can be converted once you end employment with the State. Supplemental Life Insurance is portable and may be continued up to the age of 99.

Continuation information will be mailed to you by Transition Solutions (a partner of MetLife) to your home address listed on file once your coverage terminates with the State. You will have 30 days to elect continuation of coverage. Visit https://www.metlife.com/southdakota/ for more information.

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