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Pensions and Benefits
DESIGNATING A BENEFICIARY

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Upon the death of an employee or retiree, the Division of Pensions and Benefits will pay any available death benefits to the last named beneficiary, or beneficiaries, on file with the Division. It is, therefore, very important to keep your beneficiary information up to date.

For detailed information about designations of beneficiary see: Fact Sheet #68, Designating a Beneficiary Adobe PDF (32K)

CHANGING YOUR BENEFICIARY

You should update your "Designation of Beneficiary" any time you experience a major life event such as marriage, civil union, divorce, dissolution of a civil union or domestic partnership, birth or adoption of a child, or the death of a spouse/partner, child, or parent.

EMPLOYEES

Employees can view beneficiary designation information using the online Designation of Beneficiary application in the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).

Changes or updates to active employee beneficiaries must also be done using the online Designation of Beneficiary application in MBOS.

You must be registered with MBOS to use the Designation of Beneficiary application.

Paper Designation of Beneficiary forms are no longer accepted from employees.

RETIREES

For most retirees the beneficiary for pension benefits is set at the time of retirement and cannot be changed.

However, retirees can view beneficiary designation information using the online Retiree Designation of Beneficiary application in the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS).

Retirees can update or change their beneficiary designations for Group Life Insurance at any time. Changes or updates to retirees beneficiaries may be done using the online Retiree Designation of Beneficiary application in MBOS.

You must be registered with MBOS to use the Retiree Designation of Beneficiary application.

  • Find out more about the Retiree Designation of Beneficiary application on MBOS.

Retired members can also update beneficiary information by submitting a Designation of Beneficiary form Adobe PDF (35K) to the Division of Pensions and Benefits. This form is for retired members only. Active employees must use MBOS.

Retirees can also verify their beneficiary designations by written request to:

Beneficiary Services
Division of Pensions and Benefits
PO Box 295
Trenton, NJ 08625-0295

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

These fact sheets contain additional information related to your designation of beneficiary.

 
 
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