Beneficiaries and your pension

Learn the options available to you when choosing a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) for your pension benefit.

Contacting your beneficiary(ies) if you die

If you die, we will refer to the most recent beneficiary information we have on file. This could include:

  • Nomination of beneficiary (pre-retirement) form
  • Nomination of beneficiary (at retirement) form
  • Change of beneficiary (for retired member) form
  • Your will, if your executor tells us that it includes named beneficiaries

Having up-to-date beneficiary information on file ensures we follow your final wishes about your pension benefit.

Once we have identified your beneficiary(ies), we will send them a statement explaining the benefit they are eligible to receive and their payment options.

What to do if you are a beneficiary of a plan member

If you are the beneficiary of a plan member who has died, please contact us so we can let you know what you must do to receive your pension benefit without delay.