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Valentine’s Day Reminder: Review and Update Your Beneficiary Forms

Valentine’s Day Reminder: Review and Update Your Beneficiary Forms

Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to review your personal legal documents and to verify that your beneficiary forms reflect your current wishes so your loved ones are covered should the unexpected happen.

Employee Beneficiary Forms

All federal employee beneficiary forms must be signed and witnessed. Below is a summary of some of the separate beneficiary forms for your federal benefits; each form provides instructions and sample designations. If you are unsure about your beneficiaries, access your eOPF to review your current designations. When in doubt, fill them out!

Beneficiary Form Use How to File a New Form

SF 1152 – Unpaid Compensation

Maintained by eOPF

Payments of final compensation, unused annual leave, awards, bonuses, travel reimbursement
  • Contact your Component benefits office for information.
  • User Tip: Type your Component in the search box to locate your Benefits Office

TSP 3 – Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Maintained by TSP

Payment of TSP account.
  • Mail the original to:
    Thrift Savings Plan
    P.O. Box 385021
    Birmingham, AL 35238
  • Or fax to 866-817-5023

SF 2823 – Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)

Maintained by eOPF

Payment of life insurance.
  • Contact your Component benefits office for information.
  • User Tip: Type your Component in the search box to locate your Benefits Office.

SF 3102 – Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS)

Maintained by eOPF

Payment of lump sum FERS retirement benefits.
  • Contact your Component benefits office for information.
  • User Tip: Type your Component in the search box to locate your Benefits Office.

 

Personal Legal Documents

Drafting or reviewing legal documents while you are healthy can help your loved ones honor your health and property decisions, know they are carrying out your wishes, and minimize lengthy legal processes. At a minimum, legal experts recommend that each of us have the following:

  • Will: Having a will ensures that you determine who inherits your property and raises your children if you pass away.
  • Living Will: A living will gives you the ability to state what kind of care you do or do not want in the event you are incapacitated.
  • Health Care Proxy: A health care proxy, often called a medical power of attorney, names individuals who are empowered to speak on your behalf and ensure that the terms of your living will are carried out.

Your Employee Assistance Program Can Help!

Your EAP is available to assist you and your family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact your Component EAP for more information on their legal support services, including help with drafting wills and living wills.

For more information please contact worklife@hq.dhs.gov.

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