Be sure your beneficiary information is up-to-date to ensure your wishes are fulfilled

Each year employees are asked take a moment to review their beneficiary information in order to ensure each policy is set up how the employee wants. Several Purdue benefits provide for beneficiaries in the event of an employee death, so it is crucial that the information remain up-to-date.

Benefitfocus, the University’s benefits enrollment tool, is the official record of Purdue life insurance beneficiaries. As a reminder, life insurance beneficiary records are set to the plan default for employees who did not designate a beneficiary by the end of open enrollment last fall. Employees may follow these instructions to add or update beneficiaries in Benefitfocus at any time throughout the year.

Aside from life insurance, several other benefits have beneficiary designations as well, including health savings accounts, universal life, critical illness, accident insurance and retirement accounts. The Beneficiary Management web page outlines the benefit plans which have beneficiary designations and provides instructions on how to update those accounts.

For assistance with updating beneficiary records, contact Human Resources at, HR Help (secure email) or call 765-494-2222 or toll-free at 877-725-0222.