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Death of a Family Member

Certain benefits may be affected by the death of a spouse/same-sex domestic or civil union partner, or child.  Please take a moment to review the information below to determine if you need to take appropriate action.

Update Contact Information

  • Change your emergency contact information online.

Federal Withholding Allowance

  • Make changes to your W4 form and submit it to the individual in your office responsible for processing payroll forms.  You may also make changes to your W4 via Self-Service.

Health Insurance Coverage

Employees must to log into Benefitsolver by accessing a link on the MyNewJersey portal to make changes to medical, prescription, and dental plans. 

Employees can directly access the BenefitSolver site by going to:

First time users must register by the following these instructions:

  • Click Register
  • Enter SSN and Date of Birth
  • Enter Company Key: SHBP/SEHBP
  • Click Continue

Please see below for additional information and support:

Update Beneficiary

All Pension Plan Participants

Update life insurance beneficiary information by completing the appropriate Designation of Beneficiary form and return to: Division of Pensions and Benefits, Beneficiary Services, P.O. Box 295 Trenton, NJ 08625-0295.

ABP Retirement Accounts

Update beneficiary information for investments accounts. Contact the appropriate investment carrier for their Designation of Beneficiary form:

AIG 1-800-448-2542
Equitable 1-866-752-0072
MassMutual 1-848-248-4875
VOYA Financial 1-877-873-0321
MetLife 1-732-623-5700
TIAA 1-800-842-8412
Prudential 1-855-652-2711

Flexible Spending Accounts

You may elect to:

  • Enroll in the Unreimbursed Medical or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Increase or decrease your annual salary deduction amount
  • Cancel coverage
  • Make no changes (no action necessary)

To enroll, or change your Annual Salary Deduction amount within 60 days of the death of your spouse/same-sex domestic or civil union partner, or child:

  • To enroll, please complete the Election Form and or visit and follow the enrollment instructions provided by Further 
  • Employees may also call 866-999-3531 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET