Life Events

Important Note:
Notwithstanding any information in these Life Events pages or embedded links, for retirements that are first in pay status on or after April 1, 2017, certain Defined Benefit Plan provisions are scheduled to change in accordance with the adoption of Alternative Schedules 1 or 2 under the Second Critical Status Rehabilitation Plan.

Death of Designated Beneficiary

The passing of a loved one is perhaps the most arduous event in life. No one should have to grieve alone. At this time of a loss it is important to surround yourself with your personal support group who can help console and counsel you at this time. Your personal support group includes family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and your religious community. In some cases you may wish to seek the guidance of a professional counselor. In coming to terms with your loss, you will take some time to recollect your loved one. You can appreciate the blessings that their presence brought to your life, even if the time they could stay with you seems to have ended too soon.

With the support of your family and friends you will be able to gather the strength to complete the necessary logistics of dealing with the details which must be faced by the survivors.

Plan Checklist

Items regarding the Health Plans apply only to participants in the Southern California IBEW-NECA Health Plans. However, if you participate in another electrician health plan, it is likely that similar considerations will apply.

  • In the event of the death of someone you had selected as a beneficiary, you will need to change your designation of beneficiary.
  • You may need to submit a death certificate if your spouse pre-deceases you.
  • You should contact the Administrative Office for assistance to ensure that all records are properly updated.

Also Consider...

If you have any questions on this topic, contact the Fund Office.