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Beneficiary Changes

It’s important to periodically review your beneficiaries to ensure that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes. Major life events, such as a change in marital status or the birth of a child, are especially important times to review and consider changing your beneficiaries.

The information provided below will assist you in reviewing and updating your beneficiaries.

State of Connecticut Basic and Supplemental Group Life Insurance

You can view your life insurance beneficiaries through the Benefits self-service module in CORE-CT under Benefits Summary by clicking Life Events. To change your life insurance beneficiary, you must request a form, which you can do through the Benefits self-service module in CORE-CT under Life Events:

Beneficiary Changes

If you have questions, contact UConn Human Resources at hr@uconn.edu or (860) 486-3034.

State Employees Retirement System (SERS) Retirement Plans

SERS participants change their beneficiary directly with UConn Human Resources using the State of Connecticut Designation of Retirement Plan Beneficiary Form at the following link: CO-999.

The printed form with an original signature should be directed to UConn Human Resources.
Drop off or US mail: 9 Walters Avenue, Storrs, CT 06269-5075
Interoffice Mail: U5075

If you have questions, contact UConn Human Resources at hr@uconn.edu or (860) 486-3034.

Alternate Retirement Program (ARP)

ARP participants change their beneficiary directly with Prudential, who makes available an online form at the following link: Alternate Retirement Program Beneficiary Designation Form.

Questions should be directed to Prudential at (844) 505-7283.

If you have an account through TIAA, the former ARP recordkeeper, you will update your beneficiaries directly with TIAA. To access beneficiary change information online, you must log on to your account at the following website: www.tiaa.org.

Questions should be directed to TIAA at (800) 842-2776.

Outstanding Pay, Payout of Accruals, Contract Adjustments

The beneficiaries you identify on the State of Connecticut Designation of Retirement Plan Beneficiary Form CO-999 are also the beneficiaries for outstanding pay, payout of accruals and contract adjustments.

SERS participants do not have to submit a separate form for these purposes. ARP participants who want to update their beneficiaries for these purposes must complete the form that is available at the following link: CO-999.

The printed form with an original signature should be directed to UConn Human Resources:
Drop off or US mail: 9 Walters Avenue, Storrs, CT 06269-5075
Interoffice Mail: U5075

If you have questions, contact UConn Human Resources at hr@uconn.edu or (860) 486-3034.

Supplemental Benefits

Life Insurance

You work directly with the companies identified below to update your beneficiaries:

VOYA Universal Life Insurance (888) 909-4274
Dearborn National Voluntary Life insurance (866) 858-1171
Aetna Group Universal Life Insurance through College Benefits Group (860) 429-9000

Retirement Savings

You work directly with Prudential to update your beneficiaries for your 403(b) and 457 retirement savings plans. Prudential provides an online form that you print and return to them as directed on the form. Below are the links to the online forms:

403(b) 403(b) Designation Form
457 457 Beneficiary Designation Form

Questions should be directed to Prudential at (844) 505-7283.