Basic and Optional AD&D Insurance

Basic and Optional AD&D Insurance

Basic AD&D Benefit
You may choose an amount equal to 3 times your Base Annual Salary, up to a maximum of $3,000,000.
Optional AD&D
You may choose a coverage amount from $10,000 to $500,000 in multiples of $10,000. However, you may not choose more than $250,000 if that amount is more than 10 times your Base Annual Salary
Family AD&D
The coverage amount for each of your covered family members will equal a percentage of your coverage amount, see plan details for more information.

Complement your life insurance with coverage for severe accidents or loss of life on or off the job.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) insurance pays benefits if you suffer a covered accident that results in paralysis or the loss of a limb, speech, hearing or sight, or if you suffer a covered fatal accident. AD&D can provide financial security should a sudden accident take your life or cause you serious loss or harm. This coverage complements your life insurance coverage and helps protect you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Coverage Options

This valuable coverage benefits beyond your disability or life insurance for losses due to covered accidents — including while commuting, traveling by public or private transportation and during business trips. MetLife’s AD&D insurance pays you benefits if you suffer a covered accident that results in paralysis or the loss of a limb, speech, hearing or sight, or brain damage or coma. If you suffer a covered fatal accident, benefits will be paid to your beneficiary.

Optional AD&D Coverage Amounts for You:

  • You can choose the Optional AD&D option that meets your needs:
    • Coverage in increments of $10,000
    • The maximum amount of coverage you can receive is $500,000 or ten times your basic annual earnings
    • Coverage decreases to 69% at age 75, 46% at age 80 and 23% at age 85

Optional AD&D Coverage Amounts for Spouse and Child(ren):

  • You can choose to cover your dependent spouse and child(ren) with AD&D coverage. Your dependents will be eligible for the following coverage:
  • Dependent Spouse and Child(ren):
    • Spouse— 55% of your coverage amount
    • Child(ren) — 15% of your coverage amount
  • Dependent Spouse only:
    • 60% of your coverage amount
  • Dependent Child(ren) only:
    • 25% of your coverage amount
  • The amount of coverage for spouse is minimum $5,500 and maximum $300,000
  • The amount of coverage for child is minimum $2,500 and maximum $125,000
*Child(ren)’s Eligibility: Dependent children under age 25, unmarried and supported by employee.

Covered Losses

This AD&D insurance pays benefits for covered losses that are the result of an accidental injury or loss of life. The full amount of AD&D coverage you select is called the “Full Amount” and is equal to the benefit payable for the loss of life. Benefits for other losses are payable as a predetermined percentage of the Full Amount, and will be listed in your coverage in a table of Covered Losses. Such losses include loss of limbs, sight, speech and hearing, various forms of paralysis, brain damage and coma. The maximum amount payable for all Covered Losses sustained in any one accident is capped at 100% of the Full Amount.

What Is Not Covered by AD&D?

AD&D insurance does not include payment for any loss which is caused by or contributed to by: physical or mental illness, diagnosis of or treatment of the illness; an infection, unless caused by an external wound accidentally sustained; suicide or attempted suicide; injuring oneself on purpose; the voluntary intake or use by any means of any drug, medication or sedative, unless taken as prescribed by a doctor or an over-the-counter drug taken as directed; voluntary intake of alcohol in combination with any drug, medication or sedative; war, whether declared or undeclared, or act of war, insurrection, rebellion or active participation in a riot; committing or trying to commit a felony; any poison, fumes or gas, voluntarily taken, administered or absorbed; service in the armed forces of any country or international authority, except the United States National Guard; while in any aircraft for the purpose of descent from such aircraft while in flight

Is your AD&D insurance beneficiary information up to date?

You should name a beneficiary for your MetLife insurance coverage(s). This ensures that MetLife will distribute the policy proceeds the way you want after your death.

We encourage you to take a few minutes to review your beneficiary designations, especially after a life event, such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.

Go to Peabody’s MyBenefits site at then click on the MyBenefits tile or call the Peabody Benefits Service Center at 800-952-0490 to update your beneficiary designations.

Plan Details

AD&D and voluntary AD&D coverage 

This summary provides an overview of your plan’s benefits. These benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between MetLife and the Peabody and are subject to each state’s laws and availability. Specific details regarding these provisions can be found in the booklet certificate.

AD&D coverage is provided under a group insurance policy (Policy Form GPNP99/137332-1-G) issued to your employer by MetLife. AD&D coverage under your employer’s plan terminates when your employment ceases, when your AD&D contributions cease, or upon termination of the group contract. Should your AD&D insurance coverage terminate for reasons other than non-payment of premium or voluntary cancellation, you may convert it to a MetLife individual permanent policy without providing medical evidence of insurability.