When you started working in public employment, you should have designated a beneficiary. If you didn’t, it’s not too late. And you can change your beneficiary at any time. To do so, simply complete and return the Beneficiary Designation form (PDF, 176 KB) or log into My Account. (If you are married and wish to designate someone other than a spouse as the sole primary beneficiary, your spouse must also sign the form.)
You can name any person (or people), charity, church or trust as your primary or secondary beneficiary. You may not designate a commercial entity as your beneficiary.
At your death, if you have not designated a beneficiary, your estate may become your beneficiary. Having a will does not affect your beneficiary designation.