Income Protection

Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance benefits offer financial security and peace of mind — so your family is protected if the unexpected happens. Open Enrollment is the time to make sure you have the coverage you need.

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ITW pays for basic coverage. You can add to that amount by electing additional coverage when you enroll or at any time during the year.

Life Insurance

Pays a benefit if you or a covered family member dies. It is paid to your beneficiary if you die and to you if a dependent dies.

AD&D Insurance

Offers protection if you’re seriously injured or die as a result of a covered accident. The benefit is paid to you if you’re injured or to your beneficiary if you die.

Coverage Options

Basic Coverage You Get Automatically
(Paid by ITW)
Optional Coverage You Can Elect
(Paid by You)
Life and AD&D Insurance for You
Coverage equal to 2x base salaryAdditional coverage equal to 1x to 8x base salary
Dependent Life Insurance
Spouse/Domestic Partner: $5,000Spouse/Domestic Partner: $10,000, $20,000 or $30,000
Children: $2,000 each childChildren: $5,000, $10,00, $15,000 each child

How Much Coverage Do I Need?

You can build on your basic coverage by buying Optional Life Insurance coverage for you and your dependents, or Optional AD&D Insurance for you. This is a smart idea if you expect you or your family would need additional help covering expenses and debt.

You need to have enough life insurance to cover your financial obligations, like funeral costs, medical bills and future living expenses for any dependents. If you’re single or have no dependents, you might not choose to buy optional coverage.

Evidence of Insurability (EOI)

EOI is required for any Optional Life and AD&D Insurance if you elect it:

  •  For yourself, and it’s more than $500,000 or 3x your base salary, or
  • After you first become eligible for it.

Your EOI must be approved before any increase in coverage will take effect.


To make sure your benefit goes to the right person, designate a beneficiary on file for your Life and AD&D Insurance benefits. Your beneficiary is the person who receives a benefit if you die. You can name one beneficiary or multiple beneficiaries — anyone you choose. You’re automatically the beneficiary for any dependent coverage you elect.

Ready to Designate Your Beneficiary?

Log on to ITW Employee Self-Service, then click on the Health & Life Elections icon under the Benefit Provider Websites dropdown. Choose Current Benefits and then scroll down and click on the Beneficiaries tab. Then, click on the Add/Edit Beneficiaries button. To add a beneficiary, click on the Add New Beneficiary button, complete the required fields and click the Save Changes button. To edit a beneficiary, click on the pencil next to their name, update the information and click the Save Changes button.

Your Disability Coverage

ITW pays the full cost of Short-Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefits for you. So, if you have a qualified medical condition or injury, you’ll have a source of income while you recover.

Generally, you’re eligible for disability benefits if you are a regular, full-time, non-union ITW employee; on the U.S. payroll of a participating business unit; and regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week. Your coverage effective date is the first of the month following or coinciding with your hire date or newly benefits-eligible date. However, if you happen to be ill or injured and away from work on the date your coverage would take effect, coverage will not take effect until you return to active full-time work for one full day.

Need More Disability Information?

Log on to ITW Employee Self-Service, then choose My Benefits > Disability & Leaves for details.

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