Beneficiary designation
1 General information
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Policy number(s)
Address of owner (number, street, apartment)
City or town Province Postal code
Beneficiary name(s) (first, middle initial, last)
Beneficiary name(s) (first, middle initial, last)
Secondary beneficiary (subrogated in Quebec) name(s)
(first, middle initial, last)
Trustee name(s) (first, middle initial, last)
(total 100%)
of trustee to
(total 100%)
For policies issued in Quebec only: If you named your married or civil union spouse as
a beneficiary, the designation is irrevocable unless you select revocable.
2 Beneficiary designation
Beneficiaries (other than a spouse
under a Quebec policy) are revocable
unless you write the word “irrevocable”
after that beneficiary’s name.
* In Quebec, tell us the beneficiary’s
relationship to the owner.
In all provinces except Quebec, tell
us the beneficiary’s relationship to the
insured person.
If you have an irrevocable beneficiary,
your rights in the policy will be limited.
The beneficiary must give written
consent before you can:
Note: Minor children cannot give
written consent to these changes.
change this designation;
withdraw funds;
assign the contract;
transfer ownership; or
otherwise change your policy
(e.g. decrease coverage).
Name of insured person/annuitant (first, middle initial, last)
Restate the beneficiary designations or trustee appointments you want to make or maintain.
Name of owner (first, middle initial, last or full name of legal entity)
By completing this form, you are asking
us to change the information you
previously provided. Any previous
beneficiary designation or trustee
appointment is revoked.
Life policies (except Synergy): Use this form to name a beneficiary as described in your contract
and permitted by law.
Accident and sickness insurance policies, and combination insurance (including
Lifecheque, LivingCare and Synergy): You must use different forms. See Related forms, page 2.
mean the insurer of the policy identified below.
mean the policy owner.
• An insured person is a person who is insured under the policy or any rider.
For annuity/investment contracts, the insured person is the annuitant.
• See page 2 of this form for instructions on how to complete it.
• A copy, fax, scan or image of this beneficiary designation is as valid as the original.
• If you have any questions about completing this form, contact your advisor or call our customer
service centre at 1-888-626-8543 in all provinces except Quebec or 1-888-626-8843 in Quebec.
If you are calling from outside of North America, call us collect at 519-747-6600.
Send this completed form to
Manulife, Individual Insurance at:
All provinces except Quebec
500 King Street North
PO BOX 1669
Fax: 1-877-763-8834
In Quebec
2000, rue Mansfield
bureau 1310
Fax: 1-877-271-5494
Advisor name Advisor code
3 Trustee for minor
(not applicable in Quebec)
Complete this section if a beneficiary named on this form is a minor. If so, you agree that any benefit that becomes
payable to a minor child will be paid to the trustee to hold in trust for the child until the child comes of age.
two signing officers’ signatures
and titles
one signing officers signature, title
and the corporate seal;
if the corporation does not have
a seal and you are the only
person authorized to sign on
behalf of the corporation, in
addition to signing, insert your
initials in the box provided.
Initial here
Write your initials here to confirm that you are the only person authorized to sign on behalf of the
corporation and that it does not have a seal. You must also sign above.
By signing below, you:
revoke any beneficiary designation or direction of payment that was previously made with respect to the
proceeds payable on the death of the insured person or annuitant under the above policy or policies, and
direct that those proceeds be paid to the beneficiary or beneficiaries listed on this form.
Signature of owner**
Signature of irrevocable or preferred beneficiary, if applicable
Signature of witness (other than beneficiary)
Signature of witness
Signature of owner** Signature of witness (other than beneficiary)
Signed at (city or town, province) Date (dd/mmm/yyyy)
4 Signatures
** If the owner is a corporation,
we require:
Title (if applicable):
Title (if applicable):
By signing here, you, the irrevocable beneficiary, consent to the above change in the beneficiary designation listed
on this form for the above policy(ies) and relinquish your rights as a beneficiary.
Date (dd/mmm/yyyy)
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Instructions for completion
Related forms
Payment to beneficiaries
This form allows you to name two classes of beneficiary - beneficiary and secondary beneficiary.
You don’t have to designate a secondary beneficiary.
When you complete this form, all previous beneficiary designations and trustee appointments are
revoked. To leave a previous designation or appointment intact, write that name again on this form.
When completing a beneficiary designation, you don’t need to add phrases such as “if living,
otherwise,” “share and share alike” or “equally” because these concepts are covered by how we pay
the death benefit, as described in the Payment to beneficiaries section below.
If you want the beneficiaries in a class (beneficiary and secondary beneficiary) to receive different
shares of the death benefit, indicate the percentage share of the death benefit to be received beside
each beneficiary.
If you make any corrections on this form, initial them to confirm that they are valid.
The current beneficiary must sign the form to agree to the beneficiary change and to release his or
her interest as a beneficiary if he or she is:
an irrevocable beneficiary, or
a preferred beneficiary and the new beneficiary is not preferred.
To designate beneficiaries in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec,
and Saskatchewan
For Lifecheque,
Beneficiary designations for Lifecheque policies
, NN1467E
For LivingCare,
Beneficiary designations for LivingCare policies
, NN1561E
For Synergy,
Beneficiary designation and direction to pay for Synergy
, NN1609E
For disability or critical illness (except Lifecheque and Synergy),
Beneficiary designations for
disability policies or critical illness policies (except Lifecheque and Synergy)
, NN1584E
To direct payment of benefits in all other provinces and territories
For Lifecheque,
Direction to pay for Lifecheque policies
, NN0999E
For LivingCare,
Direction to pay for LivingCare policies
, NN1571E
For Synergy,
Beneficiary designation and direction to pay for Synergy
, NN1609E
Under one of the conditions specified below, we will pay the death benefit (in one lump sum or in
installments) unless otherwise stated in the beneficiary designation or the applicable policy:
1) To any beneficiaries who are alive at the time the insured person dies; or
2) If no beneficiary is then alive, to any secondary beneficiaries (also known as contingent
beneficiaries, or subrogated beneficiaries in Quebec) who are then alive; or
3) If no beneficiary is then alive:
a) To the estate of the last surviving beneficiary, provided he or she died after the insured
person and the benefit is being paid in installments; otherwise
b) To the policy owner, if other than the insured person; otherwise
c) To the policy owners estate.
If a beneficiary is disqualified from receiving the death benefit for any reason, we will consider that
person to have died for the purposes of the benefit payment.
Beneficiaries in the same class (beneficiary or secondary beneficiary) share equally in any death
benefit payable to them unless you specify otherwise. If a beneficiary dies before the benefit is
payable, his or her share is allocated equally among any surviving beneficiaries in the same class
unless you specify otherwise.