Death of Employee / Dependent / Beneficiary - HR Policy 313

Death of Employee / Dependent / Beneficiary - HR Policy 313

Abstract:
This policy explains the process of collecting benefits upon the death of an active employee, an employee on leave of absence, a retired employee. Copies of death certificates of spouses or dependents should be turned in to the Human Resources Benefits Office. Deaths of a person named as a primary or contingent beneificiary on a UAB employee's policy, should be reported to the Benefits Office.
Effective Date:
3/1/2009
Responsible Party:
Contacts:
None Assigned
Administrative Category:
Applies To:
Faculty, Staff
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Policy 313 – Death of Employee / Dependent / Beneficiary

Date Issued: 10/80
Date Revised: 03/09

If an active employee, an employee on leave of absence, or a retired employee dies, the death should be reported immediately to the Human Resources Benefits Office and a copy of the death certificate presented. The Benefits staff will process all claims for University-provided or sponsored insurance and benefits for the beneficiaries of the deceased employee.

In the case of death of an employee's spouse or dependent that is covered by the University's insurance program, the employee should present a copy of the death certificate to the Benefits office. The staff will assist in filing all insurance claims.

If a person named by an employee as primary or contingent beneficiary dies, the employee should report to the Human Resources Benefits Office to change beneficiaries as needed. It is important that all beneficiary information on file in the Benefits Office be current.