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In addition to designating your beneficiaries when you first enroll in benefits, it is important to update your beneficiary information whenever your circumstances change. You may change your beneficiary designations at any time. Please note that you will need to designate and update your beneficiaries separately with each of the following, if you are enrolled:
- MetLife (life insurance plans)
- TIAA-CREF (retirement savings plans)
- Fidelity Investments (retirement savings plans)
Updating Your Beneficiaries
Update your life insurance beneficiaries with MetLife online at metlife.com/mybenefits (register with UMID or SSN upon first use) or by completing and submitting the Beneficiary for Group Life Insurance form. Submit your completed form via fax or mail to:
MetLife National Benefit Center
P.O. Box 14406
Lexington, KY 40512-4406
(859) 825-6719 (fax)
Update your retirement savings plan beneficiaries for accounts you hold with TIAA-CREF for the Basic Retirement Plan, 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Account, and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan online at tiaa-cref.org/beneficiaries or by calling (800) 842-2252 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST or Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST).
Update your retirement savings plan beneficiaries for accounts you hold with Fidelity Investments for the Basic Retirement Plan, 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Account, and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan online at netbenefits.com/uofm or by calling (800) 343-0860, 8:00 a.m. to midnight EST.
It’s a good idea to check with your financial advisor, custodian, or attorney to determine whether your beneficiary designation(s) will produce the results that you desire. Keep a copy of all beneficiary designations and review them periodically.
If you have any questions, you may call the SSC Contact Center at 5-2000 from the Ann Arbor campus, (734) 615-2000 locally, or (866) 647-7657 toll free, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Service Center representatives cannot provide legal advice.