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Death of Immediate Family Member

When a family member passes away, it can be a difficult and stressful time for you and your family. The University is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones navigate through this difficult time.

Take Time Off

Notify your superior about the time off you need.

Dependents Covered Under Miami Benefits

  • If covered by voluntary life that you elected, contact the Benefits office at 513-529-3926 to begin the claim process.
  • If covered under health, dental, or vision insurance plans, complete the Insurance Coverage Change form to end coverage.
  • If listed as a beneficiary under your life or accidental death insurance, complete the Beneficiary Election form to update.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to submit a copy of the death certificate?

Not to Miami. If you had life insurance coverage for the dependent, once the Benefits office submits the claim, you will be contacted by Liberty Mutual to submit an original death certificate to them.

Do I need to contact the health, dental and vision providers of the death?

No, the Benefits office will do that.

What if my dependent was listed as beneficiary for my retirement?

Contact OPERS at 800-222-7377 or STRS at 888-227-7877 to change your beneficiary with them.

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