Academic Affairs Manual (ACD)

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ACD 608 Table

Survivor Benefits for Beneficiaries of a Deceased Faculty Member or Academic Professional

The faculty member’s or academic professional’s unit chair or director:

  1. sends a termination Payroll Action form (PAF) to Human Resources (HR)

    and

  2. asks the surviving spouse, beneficiaries, or estate representatives to call HR.


HR:

  1. processes the PAF
  2. produces the check(s) for the balance of the individual’s salary and vacation pay, if any
  3. forwards the check(s) to the beneficiary or the estate representative after the required affidavit has been signed
  4. informs the surviving spouse, beneficiaries, or estate representatives of:
    1. the types and amounts of benefits coverage
    2. the number of death certificates needed

      and

    3. the procedure to continue medical insurance coverage, if applicable

    and

  1. completes and forwards the forms to the respective life insurance companies for payment.

Benefits for Faculty and Academic Professionals Who Survive a Dependent

The faculty member or academic professional notifies Human Resources (HR) of the death of an eligible dependent.

HR:

  1. informs the faculty member or academic professional of:
    1. the types and amounts of coverage

      and

    2. the number of death certificates required.
  1. processes beneficiary change(s), if necessary

    and

  2. completes and forwards forms to the respective life insurance companies for payment.

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