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14. As an active member of CMERS, do I need to submit a Beneficiary Designation?

Yes. All active members need to maintain a current beneficiary designation with CMERS. CMERS will pay all sums payable under the Plan by reason of an active member’s death prior to retirement in accordance with statutory provisions. The contributions and interest will be paid to the member’s designated beneficiary. If there is no designated beneficiary, then CMERS will pay to the member’s estate.