If you marry, be sure to complete an Information Update form and a Designating a Beneficiary form to provide the following information:
- name change, if applicable,
- change of address, if applicable,
- your spouse/pension partner's name and date of birth, and
- any change in your beneficiary designation. (Remember to name someone other than your spouse/pension partner. See below for an explanation.)
Both forms can be downloaded from this website, or obtained from your employer or ATRF.
Providing your spouse/pension partner’s information will allow us to provide more detailed information on your Plan Member Statement.
Your spouse/pension partner is automatically your primary beneficiary, regardless of whom you have named on your Designating a Beneficiary Form. For more information about priority of beneficiaries, refer to Death Before Retirement.
Pensions are considered matrimonial property and may be shared as the result of a Matrimonial Property Order (MPO) if marriage breakdown occurs. For more information about a MPO, refer to Marriage Breakdown.