The purpose of survivor benefits is to provide a benefit payment in the event of the death of a regular university employee who dies while in an active pay status.
Employees may complete a designation of beneficiary form to be used solely for the payment of the benefit defined in policy HR0307. The form will be retained in the employee’s human resources file. The beneficiary noted on the designation of beneficiary form is not printed on any statement or record that is routinely sent to the employee; therefore, it is the employee’s responsibility to ensure that the information on the form is correct. This beneficiary designation is revocable at any time by completing and submitting a new form to the campus human resources office.
The Designation of Beneficiary Form [http://hr.utk.edu/forms].
The coordination of benefits may include unpaid wages at the time of death and/or a monthly benefit payment, unused annual and sick leave, insurance, retirement, and other related benefits.
Departments and/or survivors should notify HR when a death has occurred.
For more information about the designation of beneficiary process and survivor benefits, visit Policy HR0307 or contact Human Resources at 865-946-8847.