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28. What effect will the death of a contingent annuitant have on the amount of my retirement benefit under CMERS?

You should notify CMERS as soon as it is possible. If you chose the 10 year or 20 year payment option benefit and your designated contingent annuitant died you may name a new contingent annuitant. CMERS will require a certified copy of the death certificate for the deceased annuitant. However, the death of a contingent annuitant will have no effect on the amount of your retirement benefit.