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Life Events

Death of Participant

The death of a loved one can be one of life's most stressful events. To help you through this difficult time, here are some items of importance to consider which may affect your benefits under the Health Fund and Pension Plan.

Death Benefit forms are prepared specifically for a BeneficiaryThis term means the person or persons whom a Participant last designates to receive benefits in the event of his or her death. However, if you have been married at least one year at the time of your death, your spouse will be your Beneficiary unless you and your spouse select a different Beneficiary. If an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership has been on file with the Administrative Office for at least one year at the time of your death, your Qualified Domestic Partner (QDP) will be your Beneficiary, unless you and your Qualified Domestic Partner select a different Beneficiary. If there is no surviving designated Beneficiary, the death benefits will generally be paid to the Participant's estate. Beneficiary designation forms are available from the Administrative Office. . For this reason, the Death Benefit forms are not available through this website. Please contact the Pension Benefits Department.

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