In the event of your death, the death benefit is based on the form of pension you elected at retirement.
If you elected a joint and survivor pension, the benefit will continue to your
spouse at either 60%, 75%, or 100% of your pension.
If you elected a single life pension, the benefit will continue to your beneficiary
for the balance of the 5, 10, or 15 year guarantee period. If you pass away
after the guarantee period has expired, no further benefits are payable.