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Benefit Plan Beneficiary Designations

It is important to name your beneficiaries and keep the information current with major life events (marriage, divorce, birth, or adoption).

Important Forms and Links 

Employees should ensure they have beneficiaries on file for the following OSU/A&M benefits:

    • OSU/A&M Life Insurance: Primary and Contingent Beneficiary Designation is accessible through BenefitFocus by logging into your Employee Dashboard:
      • Log in to
      • Click “Benefits: Enroll, Verify, Qualifying Event”
    • Oklahoma Teachers' Retirement System Account
    • TIAA Retirement Account

To designate a beneficiary for your TIAA account, simply access your account online using the following instructions:

          • Go to
          • Go to Account Login, enter your user ID and password, and click Login.
          • Choose the Actions button at the top of the screen.
          • Select Add/Edit beneficiaries and follow the instructions.

You can also call TIAA at 800-842-2252. For your protection, TIAA cannot change your beneficiary information over the phone, but a change form can be mailed to you.



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