When and How to Cancel Family Death Benefit Program (FDBP)

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As LACERS Members near retirement, one voluntary program they should consider cancelling is the Family Death Benefit Plan (FDBP). Often times, employees elect to participate in the FDBP plan early in their City career due to having a young family, dependent parent and/or not qualifying for other survivorship benefits due to an insufficient amount of service credit. As Members move further along in their career, these criteria may not exist and cancelling the FDBP should be considered.

Furthermore, although Members may be eligible for additional benefits depending on their years of service credit, FDBP cannot be paid in conjunction with a Service Retirement Survivorship or Deferred Service Retirement Survivorship.

When to Cancel?
Members should cancel FDBP when they:
- No longer have young children and/or dependent parents; and,
- Qualify for either a Service Retirement Survivorship or Deferred Service Retirement Survivorship.

How to Cancel?
Cancelling is easy. Simply review and complete this FDBP Cancellation Form and return it to LACERS. If you are not sure if you should consider cancelling FDBP, please call our main office and we will assist you.

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