Getting married? Having a baby? Leaving your job at Western? Retiring? Life changes can affect your pension, benefits and other aspects of your relationship with Western.Here are some things you should know.
Your partner may qualify for coverage under your benefits. Please read your collective agreement or benefit booklet to determine if your partner qualifies as your spouse.
If they do qualify, read the considerations below under "Getting married?"
Your Pension Plan: you may wish to add your spouse as a beneficiary of your pension plan.You may change your beneficiary online at sunlife.ca/western. Sign in, go to my financial centre, select Quick Links, then Beneficiary info.
NB: Please notify Human Resources within 31 days of the birth or adoption of your child.
If you lose a spouse or dependent child, please contact Human Resources at 519-661-2194 for assistance in filing life or other insurance claims.
If your deceased family member was covered under your Western benefits plan, you may need to make changes to your benefits. The Human Resources Communication Centre in Room 4159 of the Support Services building can assist you with those changes. The changes might include:
Changes to your pension plan may also be needed. Specifically, you may need to designate a new beneficiary.