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Death of a Spouse or Dependent

Employee's who lose a spouse or dependent can make several changes to benefits and personal employment information. The deceased spouse or dependent should be removed from all benefits plans. Employees may initiate changes to the following:


Employee and dependent health and dental coverage
Optional State life insurance
Flexible spending accounts

Personal Employee Information

Name, Address and Phone Number Changes
Emergency contact
Tax withholding allowance (W-4)
Direct deposits
Social Security Number

Required Documentation

When making a change to benefits or personal information, include a copy of the obituary. If the person is covered on life insurance, the life insurance carrier will request a copy of the death certificate.

Tell me about:

Funeral leave
Qualifying events
CMS MyBenefits


Maintained by University Human Resources | Contact Information | Last Update: 21-September-2017 | ID: 38