You might be amazed to learn how often Human Resources does not find out about a retiree’s death until months – or even years – after it occurs.
Make things easier for the executor of your will and your family by putting a note with your will and other important papers instructing that Human Resources should be informed of your death as soon as possible. The Human Resources Services Centre can be contacted by phone at 905-525-9140, ext. 22247.
Without timely notification, your estate will be required to pay back any pension payments received after your death. Also, you should keep a copy of your McMaster life insurance documents with your important papers. The Human Resources Service Centre will be pleased to provide you with a copy if you need it.