A beneficiary is more than just a name

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What to know about naming and engaging beneficiaries.


What to know about inheriting retirement accounts and other assets.

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See all information related to naming or becoming a beneficiary.

To report the death of a TIAA account holder, go to What to do after a death.

This material is for informational or educational purposes only and does not constitute fiduciary investment advice under ERISA, a securities recommendation under all securities laws, or an insurance product recommendation under state laws or regulations. This material does not take into account any specific objectives or circumstances of any particular investor, or suggest any specific course of action. Investment decisions should be made based on the investor’s own objectives and circumstances.