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Page updated 30 June 2023

The Voluntary Life Assurance Plan is designed to provide an additional lump sum at the date of death for the benefit of your dependents and/or estate in respect of an employee who dies before age 70 while employed by the University. All employees under 70 years of age are eligible. 

This lump sum is in addition to the death benefits available to you under your pension scheme.

Benefits of the Plan:

  • A lump sum of twice salary
  • €5,000 children’s benefit
  • €15,000 accidental death benefit

Application Process

In order to join the Life Assurance Scheme please complete Application Form A or Application Form B and return to Willis Towers Watson House, Elm Park Business Campus, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, D04 P231. Alternatively, forms can be emailed to (opens in a new window)amee.massey@willistowerswatson.com

How Much Does Membership Cost?

The premium is negotiated on a special “group basis” providing one set price to all members regardless of age.

The premium rate with effect from 1 January 2023 will be set at 0.28% of salary. This rate has been guaranteed for a three-year period.

Members’ premiums are also eligible for tax relief at 20% or 40%. See sample premium calculations below:

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If you wish to join the Plan you will automatically be covered without any form of medical evidence subject to applying for membership within 31 days of entering employment of UCD or on the date you first became an eligible employee and sign the declaration in Application Form A. 

If you do not join the Plan within 31 days of entering the employment of UCD and subsequently apply for membership, you will be asked to submit medical evidence as requested by the Assurer along with Application Form B.

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Members should be aware that the above Explanatory Booklet is currently being updated by our Brokers with new rates and benefits. The updated booklet will be available shortly. 

UCD Human Resources

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