Notify the U.S. Office ofPersonnel Management (OPM). This can be done by phone,online or in
ow to report the death ofa deceased annuitant to OPM:
pm.gov/ and click on
"Report an f Annuitant Death". This will link you to email to retire@opm. You can also call f OPM
1. Notify the bank where annuity payments are deposited. Any \ annuity payments deposited
date ofdeath will be re- l turned to OPM.
Obtain enough death certificates for your needs from the mortuary Notify the retired member's
local union or local retiree chapter.
Ifthe retiree was a veteran,notify the Veterans' Administration at 800-827-1000._ Call the Social
Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
Notify insurance companies (life, health, home, automobile, etc.).
Ifthe retiree had health insurance through any FEHB plan,the OPM will inform the health plan. When
a spouse is entitled to survivor benefits,he or she will continue to receive health insurance
through the FEHB as long as he or she was covered under their spouse's FEHB plan at the time
ofdeath and there is some survivor benefit taken at retirement. The health plan will
automatically change to self only unless there are minor dependent and switched to the surviving
Ifthe retiree participated in the Thrift Savings Plan,contact the TSP at 877-968-3778.
If the spouse of a retiree passes. the annuitant notifies OPM and steps will be taken to return
annuitant to full retirement payments.
Have the following info ready in the event ofretiree's passing
SURVIVOR BENEFIT INFO TO KEEP ON HAND
Retired member's full name: ---- CSA (claim)
Social Security number:
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Yes _ No _
The Survivor: Survivor's full name: --------
Relationship to deceased *: ______
*Ifspouse,is spouse entitled to a survivor annuity? Yes No----