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All regular, full-time employees (those who work a minimum of 30 hours per week on a 1-year academic/calendar year contract) and full-time temporary employees (who have at least a one year appointment) are eligible. Regular part-time employees (those who work a minimum of 20 but less than 30 hours per week) can enroll, but must pay the full premium on a payroll deduction basis.

Part-time employees who work less than 20 hours per week are not eligible for benefits.



Marquette's basic life insurance plan administrator is MetLife. The basic coverage provides equal to one times your annual salary, rounded up to the next $1,000. Basic life insurance is an automatic benefit and is at no cost to full-time regular and full-time temporary employees with a one year appointment. Regular part-time employees can enroll, but must pay the full premium on a payroll deduction basis. For information on getting started, click herePDF Icon.


Employees may purchase optional coverage of one, two or three times their basic amount, subject to certain limitations.

Use the calculators below to calculate how much your premium would be.

Marquette University is proud announce that along with your purchase of Group Supplemental Life Insurance, you will receive the benefit of MetLife Estate Resolution Services and Will Preparation Services at NO additional cost when you use a participating plan attorney.

Click on the links below for more details:



You may call MetLife for additional information at 1-800-638-6420.


The detail of the basic and optional life insurance plans is contained in the official Plan document. This site is meant to only cover highlights of the basic and optional life insurance benefit. It does not contain all of the details that are included in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) (as described by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act). If there is ever a question about this plan, or if there is a conflict between the information on this site and the formal language of the Plan documents, the formal wording in the Plan documents will govern. Please note that the benefits described on this site may be changed at any time and do not represent a contractual obligation on the part of Marquette University.





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