Designated beneficiaries in Colorado

July 1, 2009

Today marks the first day that unmarried or same sex couples can file to be designated beneficiaries in the state of Colorado. Thanks to our legislature and governor, we can now receive a number of important rights to grant to the person of our choice including:

Property transfer

Designated beneficiary for life insurance, trusts, pension plans,and retirement plans

Hospital visitation

Medical decisions

Organ donations

Workman’s comp benefits.

Coloradoans should immediately take advatage of this. The steps to do so cost nothing. Go to, print out the form, get it signed and notarized, and then file it with the county clerk and recorder’s office. Just like that you’ve got State of Colorado protected rights!

Thanks to all the state legislators for their hard work and to Governor Ritter for signing this important piece of legislation.

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