If you are an employee who began employment with the City of Newport News prior to March 1, 2010 and did not opt to VRS, then you are a member of the Newport News Retirement Fund (NNERF) and your life insurance is covered through MetLife Life Insurance. The City of Newport News has chosen MetLife as the new provider of the NNERF life insurance program effective January 1, 2021.
Under MetLife, all NNERF employees will continue, at no cost, to have City provided life insurance for an amount equal to their base annual salary and have the option of purchasing additional supplemental term life insurance. Employees may also choose to insure their spouse and/or children. The legal spouse is not eligible for this option if he/she is also a regular employee of the City of Newport News and/or Newport News Public Schools.
Optional Term Life Insurance Coverage Options
For Your Spouse*
For Your Dependent Children**
0.5 to 4 times your basic annual
earnings, to a maximum of
0.5 times to 2 time the Employee’s annual compensation
*Spouse: Coverage not to exceed half the employee’s optional life coverage. The legal spouse is not eligible for this option if he/she is also a regular employee of the City of Newport News and/or Newport News Public Schools.
**Child(ren)’s Eligibility: Dependent children age 14 days to 26 years old are eligible for coverage. In TX, regardless of student status, child(ren) are covered until age 25.
All benefit amounts are rounded to the next highest $1000>
Winston Benefits, a MetLife partner, will now be the enrollment administrator for the City of Newport News life insurance benefit. Through Winston Benefits, you’ll be able to access your personalized benefits information and change beneficiary information online 24/7 at www.nnvabenefits.com or call 1-855-451-6752. Under the MetLife plan, your coverage can only be changed during the annual open enrollment period or if you experience a qualifying life event.
Those with child coverage must log into Winston Benefits and add their children to the portal in order to continue child coverage in 2021.