Co. Retirement Plan CARP Beneficiary Requirement – Domestic Partner Affidavit
November 6, 2018
Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) Beneficiary Requirement – Domestic Partner Affidavit
MEC Benefits Committee
As a reminder for those who are eligible for benefits under the Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) and who have either a same or opposite sex domestic partner, you must certify your domestic partner as a beneficiary under the plan in order for your partner to be eligible for benefits in the event of your death.
We have become aware that not everyone having a domestic partner and eligible for benefits under CARP understands the process by which her/his domestic partner is certified as a beneficiary requires the submission of an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership that is specific to the plan. Some people believe, mistakenly, that if they have registered a domestic partner with the corporation (United) they have met the requirement for registration under CARP. This is not an accurate assumption.
To register your domestic partner under CARP, it is a three (3) part process.
1. Notify the United Airlines Benefits Center at 1 800 651 1007. (Mon – Fri 7AM – 7PM CT)
2. Complete and notarize the CARP Affidavit of Domestic Partnership which can be obtained from the company’s website at the following link: https://ft.ual.com/employee-services. Mail or FAX the completed & notarized Affidavit to the address or FAX line on the form.
3. Once documentation is reviewed and approved, your domestic partner will be designated as the CARP beneficiary. A confirmation notice will be sent to you.
If you have additional questions, please contact the United Benefits Center for assistance.