Life Events

Death of Designated Beneficiary

The passing of a loved one is perhaps the most arduous event in life. No one should have to grieve alone. At this time of a loss it is important to surround yourself with your personal support group who can help console and counsel you at this time. Your personal support group includes family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and your religious community. In some cases you may also wish to seek the guidance of a professional counselor. In coming to terms with your loss, you will take some time to recollect your loved one. You can appreciate the blessings which their presence brought to your life, even if the time they could stay with you seems to have ended too soon.

With the support of your family and friends you will be able to gather the strength to complete the necessary logistics of dealing with the details which must be faced by the survivors.

Plan Checklist

  • In the event of the death of someone you had selected as a beneficiary, you will need to change your designation of beneficiary, using the Designation of Beneficiary form.

Also Consider...

External Links

  • Hospice Net

    Articles on grief, bereavement, death and dying. Hospice nurses and professionals provide email support.

  • Bereavement Support Groups

    Online grief support groups and bereavement forum for coping with loss & death of a loved one.

  • About.com Death and Dying

    About.com resources for palliative care, hospice, and end-of-life issues.