Beneficiaries and Survivors

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If something happens to you, the payout of each of your NC Total Retirement Plans - including the NC pension plan and all supplemental plans - is governed by the beneficiary designation on file with each, different plan provider. In most cases, payouts are not made based on the relationship of the beneficiary to the deceased member at the time of death.

Click here for information on how to report a member death

Click here for benefits for survivors information

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my beneficiary(ies)?

How do I change my beneficiary(ies)?

If you are an active Retirement System member, you can designate beneficiaries online for a return of contributions, or for the employee death benefit (if applicable), in the event of your death in ORBIT.

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Learn more about Choosing
and Changing Your Beneficiaries