# What is a primary allocation?

## What is a primary allocation?

What does allocation mean? If you plan to name more than one primary and/or contingent beneficiary, you must specify the percentage of your death benefit that each beneficiary will receive.

### What is the difference between primary and beneficiary?

The primary beneficiary is the person or entity who has the first claim to inherit your assets after your death. The only way a contingent beneficiary inherits anything from the account or policy is if the primary beneficiary or beneficiaries have predeceased you or otherwise can’t be found.

#### What is a percentage allocation?

Percent allocation basically represents the amount of resources’ capacity assigned to a specific business process. This is based on the total work capacity of resources, or one resource, for all the assigned business activities, tasks, and functions, they are allocated to for a specific period of time.

Can there be two beneficiaries?

It is possible to designate multiple primary co-beneficiaries, as well as multiple contingent co-beneficiaries. For policies with multiple primary beneficiaries, the contingent beneficiary or beneficiaries will likely only receive the death benefit if none of the primary beneficiaries are reachable.

What is the difference between primary and contingent?

## What should I put for allocation amount?

Percent: The amount distributed to the account will equal the employee’s net pay multiplied by the allocation percentage you enter in the % field. For example, \$1,000 x 20% = \$200. The amount will fluctuate depending on net pay for the payroll period.

### How do you find the percentage of 2 dollar amounts?

Finding the percentage For this type of problem, you can simply divide the number that you want to turn into a percentage by the whole. So, using this example, you would divide 2 by 5. This equation would give you 0.4. You would then multiply 0.4 by 100 to get 40, or 40%.