How to Change Beneficiaries on Your Life Insurance

Sometimes people have falling outs with the ones they care about the most. Someone you could have called a wife or family member might do something unforgivable. This means it might be time to change the beneficiaries on your life insurance. 

The Importance of Keeping Beneficiary Designations up to Date

It’s not enough to keep your will up to date. The named beneficiaries on a retirement plan or insurance policy may supersede the instructions in your will. For the most part, you can review and update who you’ve designated as your beneficiary by contacting the company that provided your plan. You may likely be able to do this online. If you prefer a physical change on paper, most companies will also give you that option. 

Who Can Make the Change

For the most part, the policyholder is the only one who can decide who to name as beneficiary. If you assign someone as having power of attorney, they may be allowed to make this decision on your behalf. Once you die, the beneficiary designations are final. If you bought the policy after you married and lived in a community property state (Texas is one of them), you would need your spouse’s permission to name someone other than them as a beneficiary. Your spouse, however, cannot change the beneficiary. If anyone was named as an irrevocable beneficiary, you could not remove this person without their permission. 

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