Life Insurance

Life insurance provides financial protection for you and your loved ones in the event of a tragedy. Penn offers varied life insurance benefits for our various employees.


Faculty and staff enrolled in any of the University’s life insurance plans also have pre-planning and at-need funeral and concierge services through Metlife, Penn’s life insurance carrier.

Life Insurance Benefits

Full-time Faculty and Staff: A full range of life insurance options for you and your dependents:

Basic Life Insurance

Supplemental Life Insurance

Dependent Life Insurance

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D)

Part-time Faculty and Staff

Optional life insurance coverage for you:

Collective Bargaining Units

The provisions of applicable agreements govern the Health and Welfare benefits available:

Choosing a Beneficiary

Once you enroll in a plan, you need to choose a beneficiary to receive your life insurance payment. You can choose as many beneficiaries as you'd like, whether it's your spouse, child, or other family and friends. You can even choose an entity like a charity, trust or your estate as your life insurance beneficiary.


Use Penn’s online benefits enrollment site to enroll, name a beneficiary or change insurance options.


Contact the Benefits Solution Center