Important Notice: Changes to Benefit Amounts for Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Effective 9/1/19

TO:         Fresno Unified School District Health Plan Participants – Active Employees Only

DATE:     September 6, 2019

***This benefit is only available to active employee plan participants***

The District’s Joint Health Management Board (JHMB) continuously strives to build and maintain a comprehensive benefits program for our employees and their families. Each year, the JHMB reviews various aspects of the benefit plan to ensure our plans address the needs of our members.

Most recently, the JHMB approved a change to the district-paid Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance benefits for all active plan participants (insured by Standard Insurance).  Previously, benefit amounts gradually decreased with age. However effective September 1, 2019, the JHMB now provides both Life and AD&D benefits equal to $30,000, regardless of age.

New Benefit Amounts Effective September 1, 2019

Please note this plan change does not affect the voluntary employee-paid additional life insurance coverage. For more details about the insurance benefit options available to you through the District, review the Benefits Information Guide (pages 19-20) available online at You may also download a copy of the official Standard Life Insurance Certificate via the District’s internal SharePoint site at

REMINDER: Are Your Beneficiaries Up To Date?

In the event of an unfortunate death of an active employee, the Life and AD&D Insurance benefits provide the surviving family member(s) or other beneficiaries with financial protection and security. It is important to make sure your beneficiary designation is up to date and on file, so as to ensure the correct individuals or entities receive the payments they shall be due from your policy. If you have remarried, married, divorced, etc., please remember to update your beneficiary designation. You can change your designations at any time and you may designate a sole beneficiary or multiple beneficiaries to receive payments based on specific percentage allocations.

How to Update Your Beneficiaries: To select or update your beneficiaries, download the Beneficiary Designation Form, under the “Life Insurance” tab on the JHMB’s Benefits Forms page ( Type your details into the PDF form, and then print and mail, fax, or deliver the completed form in-person to the Benefits Department at the information below:

Fresno Unified School District
Benefit Department
2309 Tulare Street
Fresno, CA 93721-2287
Fax: (559) 457-3760

Once the information is processed, it will be updated and available to view within your Employee Self-Service account online.

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