BeneTip: How do I update the beneficiary for my life insurance as my family grows and changes?

This is a great question and an often-overlooked matter. Your life insurance beneficiary, as declared on the form you provided to the Benefits office, is the person who will receive the funds from your life insurance policy should you decease. Quite often, an employee may want to reassess their primary, and/or secondary beneficiary designee(s) over time. It’s a good idea to keep your beneficiary information current as you make other financial security decisions.

Fortunately, updating your beneficiary is easy. You can download a new beneficiary designation form. Once completed and signed, you can scan and email it to, fax it to 330-672-5447, or hand-deliver it to the Employee Benefits Office in Heer Hall, on the Kent campus. Your changes will become effective immediately.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:24pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:28pm