Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming. Here’s a checklist of the benefit changes you might want to consider and some other resources to help you through the process.

Benefit Changes

Changes and elections for most of the VMware benefit plans are made at annual enrollment; however, the loss of a loved one is considered a qualified life event [1]. You must make changes within 30 days of the date of the qualified life event. You are eligible to make the following changes:

To report the loss of a loved one, within 30 days of the event:

Time Away

Planning time away from work to grieve after the loss of a loved one is an important consideration. Be sure to review the Bereavement [14] page for eligibility requirements.

Things to Think About

If you enrolled Supplemental Life Insurance for your loved one(s), contact HR Source [15] [VMware network access required] for assistance with filing a claim. You may also consider contacting your loved one’s employer to find out what benefits they may have been eligible for.

Other Resources

If you are currently enrolled in the ARAG [19] legal plan, review the legal services that can assist you.

The Lyra: Coaching, Therapy, and Work Life Services [20] is available at no charge to you and helps you be at your best, physically and emotionally.