Updating Your Beneficiaries


Your Beneficiaries

When you retired, you were asked to complete a form naming the person or persons you would like to receive any available benefits payable after your death. Depending on the benefit option you chose at retirement, this could be a monthly payment for the lifetime of one beneficiary or a lump sum payable to one or more persons at your death.

Who are my beneficiaries?

Contact the Maryland State Retirement Agency to inquire whose name is on file as your designated beneficiary.


How do I Update my Beneficiary Designation?

The process to change your beneficiary varies depending on the benefit option you chose at retirement. Your option selection is listed on the Notice of Retirement Allowance you received upon retirement. 

Basic Allowance, Option 1 or Option 4

If you selected Basic Allowance, Option 1, or Option 4, simply complete and submit to the Maryland State Retirement Agency the appropriate Designation of Beneficiary form for your plan.