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Life Changes & Your Pension

Marriage After Retirement

  • Your new spouse does not automatically become your beneficiary.
  • There are options for providing your spouse with survivor's benefits.

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Divorce After Retirement

Your former spouse will receive a survivor’s benefit if:

  • You divorce while retired, and
  • Your former spouse is named as your beneficiary under a Joint and Survivor option or other benefit option election.
  • If you want to name a new beneficiary for your life insurance benefit after a divorce, you must complete a new Life Insurance Beneficiary Form.

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