Death & Survivorship

You can add, change or remove benefit coverage outside of annual enrollment if these qualifying life events occur:

    • Deceased associate
    • Deceased spouse or registered domestic partner
    • Deceased children

How To Make Changes To Your Benefits

  1. Review the benefits you can change by clicking on the appropriate link to the right. This will provide you the details of the benefits you may change and outlines the appropriate supporting documentation that will be required to make the Qualifying Life Event change.
  2. Notify your local HR contact or reach-out to Rachel Gore, Benefits Specialist at or at 816-270-4724.
  3. All requests AND Supporting documentation must be received within 30 days of the date of the event and will take affect the 1st of the month following the event.

Supporting Documents

When making mid year benefit changes due to Death & Survivorship  changes you are required to submit supporting documents to Human Resources prior to approval.

Examples of supporting documentation and actions (not all inclusive)


Supporting Documentation Needed

Employee diesDeath Certificate
Spouse diesDeath Certificate
Child diesDeath Certificate