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Death of a Dependent

The death of a dependent allows an employee to make appropriate changes to his or her benefits. An employee must remove dependents from benefits as appropriate and file a claim with the vendor. Please contact a Benefit Consultant to assist you with the claim filing process.

Things to Consider

Health Insurance and NCFlex Benefit Elections

Employees must complete the change online to remove their dependent(s). All changes must be processed using the benefits enrollment system (Log into ConnectCarolina –>Click on Self Service –> Click BENEFITS ENROLLMENT).

Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance

If your dependents were covered under the University’s Group Term Life Plan (MetLife) and/or AD&D Plan (Reliance Standard) you will need to complete the appropriate forms to drop their coverage. Please visit the Benefits Forms section of this website and navigate to Insurance Forms. Complete the MetLife and/or Reliance Standard forms and return them to the Benefits Services Department’s Campus Box—CB# 1045.


You may want to review your beneficiaries under your life insurance and retirement programs and make any necessary changes. Please review the Beneficiary Change Guide for instructions.


You may want to review you federal and state tax withholdings and make any necessary adjustments. To make changes to your current tax withholdings complete updated W-4 (federal) and/or NC-4 (State) tax forms and send them to Payroll Services. Please visit the Form Finder section of this website and navigate to Payroll Forms.


If you have any questions about this change, please contact the Benefits Services Department at 919-962-3071. You can also navigate to the Benefits Contact page for additional contact information.