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The Member Information & Beneficiary Designation (MIBD) Form is obsolete. It has been replaced with the Beneficiary Designation form. The Beneficiary Designation form allows you to designate beneficiaries to whom death benefits will be distributed.

To create or update your beneficiary designation, download your personalized form by logging into your secure member account. Start by selecting the Member Login button on the top right of this page. After logging in, select Forms & Reports on the left navigation bar. Then select Beneficiary Designation form. 

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Part of the form will be prefilled with information on file for you. If you cannot access your online account, email and provide your full name, last 4 digits of your Social Security number and mailing address and we will mail the form to your address.

To quickly and efficiently send the completed form back to TRS, use the Document Upload feature located on the left navigation bar within the secure area. You may also fax it to 217-753-0964 or mail it to the Springfield office.

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Periodically review your beneficiary designation and be sure to change it whenever necessary. Some events that may require a beneficiary update include: marriage, divorce, births, deaths or dependents reaching adulthood. 

If you are an active member, your TRS Benefits Report contains your designated beneficiaries. You may view this in the secure member area online. You can also verify your beneficiary designation by calling us at 877-927-5877 (877-9-ASK-TRS). Due to confidentiality rules, we can provide this information only to members.