Update Your Beneficiaries

January 2010

With the New Year underway, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you to update your beneficiary designations.  If you have experienced any family status changes (marriage, birth of child, adoption of child, divorce, or death) since your initial appointment to Central Office and have not updated your beneficiary designation forms, please do so now.  It is extremely important that Central Office Human Resources, your retirement plan, your voluntary benefits plan administrators, and your welfare fund all have your current beneficiary designations on file.  This will ensure that your benefits are paid promptly and to your designated beneficiaries. Click on the following links to access the appropriate forms for your title.

Instructional Staff Designation of Beneficiary Form (ECP and HEO Series Staff)  

Non-Instructional Staff Designation of Beneficiary Form (Classified Staff)

Death Benefit Beneficiary Designation Form (ECP and HEO Series Staff)

To update your beneficiary designation with DC 37 Health & Security Plan, contact them at 1-212-815-1234 for the form.

Complete and return these forms to COHR and always remember to retain a copy for your records.      

Based on your job classification, the following is a detailed listing of all the individual plan administrators and their contact information.  If you are enrolled in any of these benefits plans, please contact the plans directly for the forms, if applicable.

Retirement Plans for ECP and HEO Series Staff:

 TIAA-CREF, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org/cuny

Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), 1-888-869-2877, www.trs.nyc.ny.us

New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS) – Only if previously in the plan under a Classified civil service title, 1-347-643-3000, www.nycers.org

New York City Board of Education Retirement System (BERS), 1-718-935-5400, www.nycbers.org

Supplemental Retirement Plans for ECP and HEO Series Staff:

TIAA-CREF GSRA, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org

TRS TDA (Only if you are a TRS member), 1-888-869-2877, www.trs.nyc.ny.us

Halliday Financial Group TDA, 1-800-786-1598, www.hallidayfinancial.com/data

NYS Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) – 457 (b) Plan, 1-800-422-8463, www.nysdcp.com

Carriers for Voluntary Benefits for ECP and HEO Series Staff:

Life Insurance Plan: New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Trust, Marsh Affinity Group Services, 1-888-386-9788, www.nysut.org

Long-Term Care Insurance: PSC-CUNY: John Hancock 1-800-543-7108 www.jhancock.com/gltc 

Long-Term Care Insurance: City of New York: MetLife 1-800-438-6388 www.metlife.com/mybenefits  

Retirement Plan Options for Classified Staff:

NYCERS, 1-347-643-3000, www.nycers.org

TIAA-CREF – Only if previously in the plan under a HEO series title with CUNY, 1-800-842-2776, www.tiaa-cref.org/cuny

Supplemental Retirement Plan Options for Classified Staff:

MetLife – 403 (b) Plan, 1-800-560-5001, www.metlife.com

NYS DCP Plan – 457 (b) Plan, 1-800-422-8463, www.nysdcp.com

Voluntary Benefits for Classified Staff:

Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Voluntary Insurance Program, 1-800-347-6071 (No website information is available).