MMC Benefits Handbook
In Case of Your Death
You should choose a Beneficiary under the Plan. If you are unmarried, you may designate anyone you wish (and under certain circumstances, a trust or charitable organization may be a beneficiary). If you are not married and do not name a beneficiary, your estate is your beneficiary. If you are married, your spouse is automatically your beneficiary. You must obtain your spouse's written, notarized consent to designate someone other than your spouse as a beneficiary.