Carnegie Mellon University

Evidence of Insurability

High levels of life insurance or changes to life insurance coverage require you to demonstrate your good health. In most cases, you can do this by completing a MetLife Evidence of Insurability form, also known as a Statement of Health. MetLife may also require you to complete additional steps, such as a physician's exam.

MetLife will send the Evidence of Insurability form to your CMU email address. The completed form should be returned to MetLife.

Acceptance of your Evidence of Insurability will be determined by MetLife in accordance with its medical underwriting guidelines. While your Evidence of Insurability is being reviewed by MetLife (which may take several months), you will be insured at your current level of insurance.

  • You will only be charged the monthly rate for the actual life insurance coverage you are receiving.
  • You will never be approved for less insurance than you are currently receiving.

When enrolling in benefits, you will receive a message if an Evidence of Insurability form is required.

Evidence of Insurability Guidelines

Individuals will be asked to complete a MetLife Evidence of Insurability form under the following circumstances:

Faculty and Staff

  • Not required for basic coverage (regardless of level)
  • Required for optional coverage of more than $500,000 (not combined with basic)
  • Required for optional coverage of any amount if enrolling more than 30 days after initial eligibility

Spouse/Domestic Partner

  • Not necessary if enrolling for coverage of $50,000 or less within 30 days of initial eligibility or you continue coverage at the same level
  • Coverage of more than $50,000 at initial eligibility or enrolling after initial eligibility requires approved evidence of insurability.
  • Increasing coverage to more than $50,000 due to an increase in employee optional life insurance requires approved evidence of insurability for your spouse/DP.