Retirement Benefits

Do You Have a Beneficiary Designation on File? Does It Need Updating?

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Did you know you can add or update your beneficiary designation anytime through your personal myCalPERS account?

There are certain life events that can impact and revoke your current designation on file such as the death of your beneficiary, a marriage or domestic partnership, dissolution or annulment of marriage, termination of a domestic partnership, and the birth or adoption of a child.

Having a designation on file helps ensure that we will be able to process benefit payments in a timely and accurate manner. Our benefits team will be able to identify and locate your beneficiaries and take the necessary steps for your loved ones to be taken care of during this challenging time.

Updating Your Beneficiary Is Easy

If you aren’t sure whether you have a beneficiary in place or need to update your designation on file, it’s easy to verify by logging in to your myCalPERS account and selecting the Add or Change Your Beneficiaries link on the home page. You will need information about each beneficiary to complete the process including their Social Security number, birth date, and address.