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An unexpected illness brings unexpected challenges

When life gets messy and unpredictable, your employees can’t afford to miss a beat.

Group critical Illness insurance helps your employees prepare financially for an unexpected life event. Employees can use the lump-sum benefit any way they choose to cover expenses such as child care, mortgage payments or out-of-pocket medical costs.

Why offer critical illness insurance?

  • The need is real – the incidence of critical illness is growing and survival rates are increasing1
  • Helps cover out-of-pocket costs without tapping savings or other sources
  • Payouts don’t depend on employee’s income or other insurance
  • Cash benefit is paid directly to the insured to use any way they choose
  • Easy for employees to enroll at work and pay premiums through payroll deduction
  • Amounts of coverage available without medical exam
  • Coverage is available at affordable group rates

How it works

If an employee is diagnosed with a condition covered by the policy and meets the requirements, our critical illness insurance will pay a lump sum benefit.

Benefits are paid at a percentage of the amount of coverage the employee has elected.

Benefit example

Here’s an example of how benefits could be paid to an employee whose employer selected both the recurrence and multiple payout options.

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Jill elects coverage in the program offered by her employer.

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A year later

Jill suffers a heart attack (as defined in policy). She recovers fully.

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Five months later

Jill is diagnosed with malignant melanoma.

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Four years later

Jill is diagnosed with coronary artery disease needing bypass surgery or angioplasty.


Our critical illness insurance policy provides Jill the following benefits:

  • Heart attack benefit at 100 percent of Jill’s elected coverage amount
  • Partial benefit cancer benefit of 25 percent
  • Coronary artery disease needing bypass surgery or angioplasty benefit of 25 percent

Actual experience and benefit payouts may vary.

What’s covered?

Our critical Illness insurance covers seven core conditions in various percentages depending on the plan design you select for your organization.

Core covered conditions

Core conditions can be paired with additional covered conditions to address the financial and health risks facing your organization.

ConditionPercentage of employee-elected amount
Full benefit cancer 100%
Heart attack 100%
Stroke 100%
Major organ failure 100%
Kidney failure 100%
Partial benefit cancer 25%
Coronary artery disease needing surgery or angioplasty 25%

Additional covered conditions

Other covered conditions can be offered - or removed entirely from your plan, including:

  • ALS and other motor neuron diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Benign brain tumor
  • Blindness
  • Child conditions (Cystic fibrosis, Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy)
  • Coma
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Loss of hearing
  • Loss of speech
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Occupational HIV infection
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe burns
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (Nephritis and Cerebritis)
  • Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma)

Certain exclusions and limitations apply. Product features and availability may vary by state.

Additional features and options

  • No health questions –

    During the initial enrollment period, employees may be able to enroll for coverage without providing proof of good health.
  • Multiple payout –

    If an employee has a separate covered condition, this option allows for more than one benefit payment after 30 days.
  • Continuation options –

    Upon termination, an employee may be eligible to continue coverage by paying premiums directly to Securian (subject to the policy’s terms).
  • Recurrence –

    After 12 months, this option allows more than one benefit payment for the same covered condition. Eligible conditions include full benefit cancer, heart attack, stroke and major organ failure. Recurrence benefits pay 25 percent of the coverage amount.

1 The Centers for Disease Control Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Vital Stats, 2013.

This is a summary of plan provisions related to the insurance policy issued by Minnesota Life Insurance Company or Securian Life Insurance Company. In the event of a conflict between this summary and the policy and/or certificate, the policy and/or certificate shall dictate the insurance provisions, exclusions, all limitations and terms of coverage.

This policy provides limited benefits. This policy has exclusions, limitations, reduction of benefits, terms under which the policy may be continued in force or discontinued. For costs and complete details of the coverage, contact Securian Financial Group. All elections or increases are subject to the actively at work requirement of the policy. Minnesota Life products are offered under policy form series 13-31600 or a state variation thereof. Securian Life products are offered under policy form series 14-32000 or a state variation thereof. Product availability and features may vary by state.

DOFU 6-2016

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