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Title 5: Administrative Personnel
§870.1102 Amount of a Living Benefit.
(a)(1) An employee may elect to receive either:
(i) A full Living Benefit, which is all of his/her Basic insurance, or
(ii) A partial Living Benefit, which is a portion of his/her Basic insurance, in a multiple of $1,000.
(2) An annuitant or compensationer may only elect to receive a full Living Benefit.
(b) The amount of Basic insurance elected as a Living Benefit will be reduced by an actuarial amount representing the amount of interest lost to the Fund because of the early payment of benefits.
(c)(1) If an individual elects a full Living Benefit, the post-election BIA will be 0. If an employee elects a partial Living Benefit, the post-election BIA will be the BIA reduced in proportion to the amount of Basic insurance elected as a Living Benefit, as prescribed by Pub. L. 103-409 (108 Stat. 4231).
(2) The post-election BIA cannot change after the effective date of a Living Benefit election.
(d)(1) If an employee elects a full Living Benefit, Basic accidental death and dismemberment coverage terminates as of the effective date of the election.
(2) If an employee elects a partial Living Benefit, Basic accidental death and dismemberment coverage is reduced to equal the post-election BIA.