Insurance and Disability Benefits: New Mexico
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- New Mexico employers are not required to provide life insurance benefits. If life insurance benefits are provided, certain requirements must be met. Group Life Insurance.
- If a New Mexico employer offers group life insurance, premiums for the policies may be paid from different sources. See Employer Contribution and Coverage Requirements.
- Employees are entitled to a minimum grace period for paying premiums, except the first. See Grace Period.
- Group life insurance policies may be converted to individual policies under some circumstances. See Conversion Rights.
- Group life insurance may continue for a limited time during an employee's total disability. See Continuation of Coverage.