Who you can name as a beneficiary
Learn who you can name as a beneficiary to receive your pension benefit when you die.
Name your estate as your beneficiary
If you name your estate as your beneficiary, your executor will be responsible for distributing your estate (including your pension benefit) according to the instructions provided in your will.
If you name your estate as your beneficiary but you die without a will, the court will appoint someone to administer your estate. This will cause delays in the payment of your pension benefits.