Group life insurance is an integral part of most employee benefits packages. When provided by an employer, employees appreciate the value of life coverage and the additional security it provides to their families.
Employers have a wide variety of optional plan designs to customize a group life insurance plan. Optional coverages include voluntary life insurance, supplemental life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment policies, and dependent life insurance. The premium paid for group life insurance is generally a business deduction, and this stand-alone contract is usually less expensive than the life coverage provided with medical/health insurance.