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Update Your Life Insurance Beneficiaries

It's important to update your beneficiary designations as your life situation changes (e.g., marriage, divorce, death, birth of a child, etc.) to ensure that your life insurance proceeds are paid to the appropriate persons.

Log In to BenefitSolver

Designate or update your life insurance beneficiary information by following the below process:

  1. Log in to BenefitSolver. If you have not already created an online account, select Register and follow the instructions to create your account with MetLife.
  2. Select the Change My Benefits button.
  3. Select the Basic Info box.
  4. Select the Change of Beneficiary dropdown.
  5. In the Change of Beneficiary pop-up, enter today's date.
  6. Select the Start Change button.

If you have any questions about the BenefitSolver website or need assistance, contact the Baltimore County Insurance Division at 410-887-2568.

Primary and Contingent Beneficiaries

Your life insurance will be paid to the beneficiaries named:

  • Beneficiaries can include people, your estate or an organization, such as a charity.
  • You must designate a primary beneficiary—the person who will receive a benefit upon your death.
  • You have the option of designating contingent beneficiaries—those who receive a benefit in the event that all of the designated primary beneficiaries are deceased at the time of your death.
  • If you name two or more beneficiaries in a class (primary or contingent), two or more surviving beneficiaries will share equally, unless you provide for unequal shares.

Important Note

This beneficiary change is limited to your County life insurance plans only. Other plans that you have require a separate beneficiary change, including beneficiary elections for:

  • Employee Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Pension
Revised October 17, 2019         


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