Preretirement Survivor Benefit for Unmarried Participants
Pension Plan participants who are unmarried effective August 1, 2013, may name up to two individuals as beneficiaries for your Preretirement Survivor Benefit.
If you don’t designate a beneficiary, or if your beneficiary(ies) dies before you and you don’t name another beneficiary by filing a new beneficiary designation form with the Plan office, no death benefit will be paid.
If you designate two beneficiaries and one predeceases you, the entire Preretirement Survivor Benefit will be payable to the surviving beneficiary. You may also designate one contingent beneficiary who will receive the entire Preretirement Survivor Benefit if both of your designated beneficiaries predecease you.
If you’re not married now, but later get married, the beneficiary designation(s) you make on the Preretirement Survivor Designation form automatically will be revoked as of the date of your marriage. Your spouse automatically will become your beneficiary and will receive the Preretirement Survivor Benefit unless you file a new beneficiary election form with the Plan office with your spouse’s consent.
You may change your beneficiary(ies) designation at any time.
The Plan offers several options below for the submission of your beneficiary information. You may download the form, complete it manually, and then either e-mail, fax, mail, or securely upload the form to the Plan office.
Before you begin, please make sure you have the following information on hand. You won’t be able to submit your form without it:
- Social Security number for each beneficiary you will be designating;
- Address for each beneficiary;
- Date of birth for each beneficiary.
Please choose a submission option below to designate your primary beneficiary(ies) and/or a contingent beneficiary: