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Beneficiary Designations

Beneficiary Designations

Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their wills or estates. Some prefer the increased flexibility that a beneficiary designation provides by using: 

  • IRAs and retirement plans
  • Life insurance policies
  • Commercial annuities

It only takes three simple steps to make this type of gift. Here's how to name Hospital for Special Care as a beneficiary:

  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
  2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
  3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.

See How It Works

Halina Mirecki Selects HSC as Beneficiary

Halina MireckiA retired high school and middle school teacher, Halina Mirecki swims five days a week with her 91-year-old mother at the Hospital for Special Care Aquatic Center. Both have osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis so aquatic activities in the soothing 92-degree warm water pool help them stay mobile and flexible. Halina has selected Hospital for Special Care as the sole beneficiary of her Roth IRA. "We are amazed at the ways HSC has touched people's lives," she says

"Going to HSC has become a lifestyle for us. There are many wonderful people there who have made our lives richer. The staff is caring and supportive," says Halina. "I selected Hospital for Special Care as the beneficiary of my IRA and my annual support," she adds, "because of all the services that it offers."

Next Steps

  1. Contact our team for additional information on beneficiary designations and how they can help support HSC with our mission.
  2. Talk to your financial or legal advisor to learn which assets will or will not trigger taxable income when paid to a beneficiary.
  3. If you name HSC in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Hospital for Special Care Foundation, Inc.
Address: 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06053
Federal Tax ID Number: 06-1534092

A charitable bequest is one or two sentences in your will or living trust that leave to Hospital for Special Care a specific item, an amount of money, a gift contingent upon certain events or a percentage of your estate.

an individual or organization designated to receive benefits or funds under a will or other contract, such as an insurance policy, trust or retirement plan

"I give to the Hospital for the Special Care Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, in New Britain, Connecticut, (insert here a percentage of the estate or an amount in dollars), for its general uses and purposes."

able to be changed or cancelled

A revocable living trust is set up during your lifetime and can be revoked at any time before death. They allow assets held in the trust to pass directly to beneficiaries without probate court proceedings and can also reduce federal estate taxes.

cannot be changed or cancelled

tax on gifts generally paid by the person making the gift rather than the recipient

the original value of an asset, such as stock, before its appreciation or depreciation

the growth in value of an asset like stock or real estate since the original purchase

the price a willing buyer and willing seller can agree on

The person receiving the gift annuity payments.

the part of an estate left after debts, taxes and specific bequests have been paid

a written and properly witnessed legal change to a will

the person named in a will to manage the estate, collect the property, pay any debt, and distribute property according to the will

A donor advised fund is an account that you set up but which is managed by a nonprofit organization. You contribute to the account, which grows tax-free. You can recommend how much (and how often) you want to distribute money from that fund to HSC or other charities. You cannot direct the gifts.

An endowed gift can create a new endowment or add to an existing endowment. The principal of the endowment is invested and a portion of the principal’s earnings are used each year to support our mission.

Tax on the growth in value of an asset—such as real estate or stock—since its original purchase.

Securities, real estate or any other property having a fair market value greater than its original purchase price.

Real estate can be a personal residence, vacation home, timeshare property, farm, commercial property or undeveloped land.

A charitable remainder trust provides you or other named individuals income each year for life or a period not exceeding 20 years from assets you give to the trust you create.

You give assets to a trust that pays our organization set payments for a number of years, which you choose. The longer the length of time, the better the potential tax savings to you. When the term is up, the remaining trust assets go to you, your family or other beneficiaries you select. This is an excellent way to transfer property to family members at a minimal cost.

You fund this type of trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. You can also make additional gifts; each one also qualifies for a tax deduction. The trust pays you, each year, a variable amount based on a fixed percentage of the fair market value of the trust assets. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to HSC as a lump sum.

You fund this trust with cash or appreciated assets—and may qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize. Each year the trust pays you or another named individual the same dollar amount you choose at the start. When the trust terminates, the remaining principal goes to HSC as a lump sum.

A beneficiary designation clearly identifies how specific assets will be distributed after your death.

A charitable gift annuity involves a simple contract between you and HSC where you agree to make a gift to HSC and we, in return, agree to pay you (and someone else, if you choose) a fixed amount each year for the rest of your life.

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