Beneficiaries

Taking time to update your beneficiary information is very important. A beneficiary is the person or entity you name to receive the life insurance benefit in the event of your passing. 

  • A primary beneficiary is who you would wish to receive benefits from your life insurance if you die while covered.
  • A contingent beneficiary will receive benefits if all primary beneficiaries die before you do.

Update Your Beneficiary

Active employees can update beneficiary information in the EasyEnroll System.

  • Log on and click "Select Benefits".
  • From the Life Events menu, select "Change in Dependent or Beneficiary Information"

Retirees or LTD Recipients can update beneficiary information by completing a new Beneficiary Designation Form (PDF) and returning the completed form to GW Benefits.

Please note that beneficiary information held by GW applies to the life and AD&D coverage through Lincoln Financial and the active employee death benefit only. In order to update your beneficiary information for other individual life coverage policies (such as Universal Life coverage through Transamerica), for your retirement plans or your health savings account, please update your beneficiary information directly with the respective provider(s).