Life Events - Death of a Family Member
Notify the University of Michigan about your loss as quickly as possible. You may call the HR/Payroll Service Center at 734-615-2000 or 1-866-647-7657 (toll free), Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The Service Center Representative will need to know if the deceased was an active or retired university employee or a dependent of a university employee or retiree. It is also helpful if you have the following information available when you call:
- Social Security Number of the deceased
- Date of death
- Name of next of kin
- Address and phone number of next of kin
Once the death has been reported, a Benefits Counselor will review the benefits in which the deceased employee, retiree, or dependent had been enrolled and will contact you by mail.