Recently divorce or legally separate?

When your relationship reaches a point where it seems necessary to part ways, you might find that separation or divorce is the only viable option. This section will guide you through important steps to take to minimize the stress on everybody involved.

Notify the LiveWell team

Notify the LiveWell benefits team within 31 days of your divorce or legal separation by emailing

Be sure to include a copy of your divorce decree or filed separation notice and, if your name has changed, also include a copy of your social security card with new name.

Update your benefits

You will receive an enrollment notice via email that specifies your deadline to enroll or make changes to your elections. Any enrollments or changes made will take effect the first of the following month.


Note for the Dependent Eligibility Verification Process: McClatchy reserves the right to periodically audit enrolled dependents to ensure they meet our eligibility requirements.

Update personal info

Update your personal information in Employee Self Service such as address,  emergency contact, and federal tax withholdings.

Please reach out to the LiveWell benefits team if you would like to update your state withholdings.

Update 401(k) beneficiaries

Update your 401(k) beneficiary information online at or by phone at (800)523-1188. (Plan #098630)

Still have questions?

McClatchy's LiveWell benefits team is here to help you get the most out of our benefits programs! If you have specific plan questions or need assistance resolving claim issues, contact the LiveWell team by phone, email: