Choate House on the Pace Pleasantville campus

Death Benefit

In the event of an active employee's death, there are certain benefits that may be applicable to surviving family members.

To be eligible for continued medical and dental coverage for a spouse, registered domestic partner, and dependent children, an employee is required to have completed a minimum of two years of full time service.

The benefits are:


An employee's surviving spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent children, to the age of 26, can continue to participate through the University's group plan, at their own expense. Our third party administrator, Inspira Financial, will bill the participant directly.


An employee's surviving spouse/domestic partner and/or dependent children, through the age of 23, can continue to participate in group coverage for up to 36 months at their own expense through COBRA. Surviving spouse/ domestic partner will be billed the current premium monthly rate, plus a 2% administration fee. Inspira Financial is the COBRA Administrator for Pace University. Notification of your COBRA rights and responsibilities will be forwarded directly to surviving family members by Inspira Financial.

Tuition Remission

If a deceased employee had achieved 5 years or more of active full-time continuous service, the On-Campus Tuition Remission benefit will continue for his/her surviving spouse/registered domestic partner and children (who are age 14 or over at the time of the employee’s death), in accordance with the On-Campus Tuition Remission policy, which may be amended from time to time.