Employees have life insurance to protect their families financially in the event of their death. Most people file away this paperwork for safekeeping but fail to review their beneficiary information every few years. After all, who wants to think about their own death? It’s human nature.
As a benefits administrator, you know how important it is that employees keep their beneficiaries up-to-date to avoid legal complications and ensure that their wishes are fulfilled. Perhaps you have heard the horror stories or experienced situations where ex-spouses received death benefits while the current spouse helplessly stood by.
What can you do to help? The first thing is to have an information sheet on hand that explains how to choose a beneficiary, along with your standard beneficiary forms from the life insurance company.
Consider making these three easy steps a best practice. It’s a small action on your part which may have a big impact in someone’s life.