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Change or Update Beneficiaries

DePaul employees can change their insurance beneficiary information with The Hartford. 

In early 2023, each employee will receive a "Welcome to Beneficiary Management" email from The Hartford with specific login instructions  on how to update their information through The Hartford's Beneficiary Management portal.

If you need help, you can call The Hartford at 1-855-396-7655 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday.


Why are beneficiaries important?

Naming a beneficiary or beneficiaries is critical to assure that proceeds from your group life insurance coverage are distributed according to your wishes. Recipients can be individuals, an organization, a trust, or your estate.

The primary beneficiary will be the recipient of your group life insurance proceeds in the event of your death.

Contingent beneficiaries are important because if the primary beneficiary predeceases you, the proceeds of your group life insurance coverage are distributed among this second group.