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Death of a Spouse or Child

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free confidential counseling and referral services to assist you during this difficult time. We encourage you to speak with an EAP counselor and access the information that is available at the EAP website.

Change in Who You Cover for Medical and Dental Insurance

To cancel coverage for your spouse or child, you will need a personalized enrollment form that you order from Human Resources: Request for Personalized Benefits Form. You must return the completed form within 31 days following the death of your spouse. If you have questions, please contact hr@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-3034.

If you need to add eligible children to your plan who were covered under your spouse’s plan through his/her employer, you will need a personalized enrollment form that you order from Benefits: Request for Personalized Benefits Form. You must return the completed form within 31 days following the death of your spouse. If you have questions, please contact hr@uconn.edu or call (860) 486-3034.

Beneficiary Changes

Life Insurance
If you are enrolled and wish to change your beneficiary, you must request a form:

Basic Life Insurance through the State of Connecticut (Dearborn National):   request a personalized beneficiary change form from Benefits: Request for Personalized Life Insurance Beneficiary Form.  If you have questions, please contact Tony Velez or call (860) 486-0425.

Aetna Group Universal Life Insurance, contact Charles Dyson, College Benefits Group, at (860) 429-9000.

Voya Universal Life, contact Voya at (800) 842-8444.

Retirement
If you wish to change your beneficiary, complete a new form and send the original to Benefits at U5075. If you have questions, please contact Tony Velez or call (860) 486-0425.

Designation of Retirement System Tier-Plan-Beneficiary (CO-931h)
Prudential Beneficiary Designation (ARP, 403(b) and 457 participants)

Supplemental Benefits
Review Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Additional Benefits in which you are enrolled and need to make changes, or not enrolled to determine if they may be of interest.

Update Personal Information
Self-Service users can view and update their personal information at any time by using the Self-service pages in our CORE-CT system.

  • Name
  • Work Address & Phone
  • Home Address & Phone
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Educational Degree
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Voluntary Identification of Disability Status

Tax Withholding
If you wish to change your tax withholding to reflect the change in your marital status and deductions go to Employee Self Service.