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Designating a beneficiary for Life Insurance

It is important to keep the beneficiary of your life insurance policies up to date, so that in the event of your death (or your spouse’s death for Spousal Optional Life Insurance), the benefit is paid to the correct individual(s).

If you do not designate a beneficiary, the life insurance benefit will be paid to your estate in the event of your death (or your spouse’s estate in the event of their death and if they hold Spousal Optional Life Insurance).

To view your beneficiary designation:

  • Go to the UBC Faculty & Staff Self-Service Portal and sign in using your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and password.
  • Under myBenefits, click on View Benefit Enrolments.
  • Click on the Basic Life and/or Optional Life and Optional AD&D (if applicable) hyperlink to view the beneficiary for you and/or your spouse.

If you wish to change your beneficiary:

Vancouver Campuses

Attention: Payroll
UBC Financial Operations
5th Floor – TEF 3
6190 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604-822-2187

Okanagan Campus

Attention: Payroll
UBC Finance Operations and Strategies
2171 EME – 1137 Alumni Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Phone: 250-807-8616


The benefits information on this website is provided as a descriptive summary only. While the University has endeavored to accurately reflect its benefit programs, policies and plans, the information on this website does not create any contractual or other rights between the University and its faculty and staff members. To the extent that there are any conflicts or discrepancies between the benefits information on this website and the benefit plan documents (including group insurance contracts and benefit booklets) or any applicable collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy, the benefit plan documents and collective agreement, employment agreement, or UBC policy will govern in all cases.

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