Life Changes

It is important to notify the Church Pension Group as soon as possible of any changes related to your beneficiaries.

Marriage

Your new spouse may be eligible to receive a distribution of your account upon your death. Download the Beneficiary Designation Form

Divorce

If your final divorce decree requires you to assign a portion of your pension benefit to your former spouse, there are both tax and legal reasons for creating a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). Discuss this with your lawyer.

  • A QDRO gives your former spouse the right to receive all or a portion of your pension benefits.
  • A QDRO has tax and legal benefits - discuss this with your lawyer.
  • You should have your QDRO approved by Fidelity Investments.
  • Refer to the QDRO Procedures and Model Form for Lay Employees.
  • We cannot provide information about your pension benefits to a third party unless you execute a Consent Form.
  • Call the Benefit Services Center at (877) 208-0092 with any questions.

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