Group Life insurance from The Standard comes with a package of services to help you and your beneficiary make important decisions. We have partnered with Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA) to offer online tools and information that can help you with such tasks as creating a will, making advance funeral plans and managing debt. The Life Services Toolkit also includes services exclusively for your beneficiary, such as grief support, funeral-planning help, and legal and financial assistance.
The Life Services Toolkit is automatically available to those enrolled in Life insurance policies from The Standard. Life insurance beneficiaries have access to services for 12 months following the date of death.
Online Tools to Help You Now
The Life Services Toolkit website features online resources to help you:
- Prepare a will or other legal documents
- Handle basic financial matters
- Discover ways to lead a healthier life
- Thwart identity theft
- Make advance funeral arrangements
Services to Help Your Beneficiary Later
For 12 months after the date of death, your beneficiary can call a toll-free number for services such as grief support, funeral-planning services, and legal and financial assistance. Beneficiaries are eligible for up to six face-to-face grief sessions with a trained counselor, simple will preparation and phone consultation with a financial counselor, among other services. They may also consult helpful online resources about estate planning and other matters.
Employees who receive an Accelerated Benefit can access the beneficiary services as well. The Life Services Toolkit is not available to Life insurance beneficiaries who are minors or to non-individual entities such as trusts, estates or charities.
Available at No Extra Cost
There is no cost to employees or beneficiaries to use the Life Services Toolkit. Contact your human resources representative to learn more about this service.