WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator (LIPL) helps connect consumers with lost life insurance policies and annuity contracts of deceased loved ones.
“Dealing with the financial consequences of the death of a loved one is difficult and often confusing,” said NAIC Chairman and Idaho Insurance Director dean cameron.
“You may be wondering if they had insurance. Their checking account shows that a payment has been made to a company, but how do you know if there is coverage? The LIPL can help you through the process. This free online tool is available to anyone and is one of the ways insurance regulators are helping consumers get the insurance benefits they are entitled to,” said Cameron.
How to use the life insurance policy locator
The locator is easy to use. In your web browser, go to naic.org, hover over Consumer and click life insurance policy locator under Tools.
Create an account by entering your email address and name.
Create a password.
Wait 30 minutes.
Log in and accept the process.
Enter your name and address.
Submit a search request by entering the deceased’s information from the death certificate:
Once all required fields are completed, click the Submit button.
Your request will be stored in a secure, encrypted database where participating life insurance and annuity companies can access the information through a secure portal. You will receive a “Do Not Respond” email confirming the details of the request you submitted. If a policy is found and you are the beneficiary, the life insurance or annuity company will contact you directly, usually within 90 days.
If no policy is found or you are not the beneficiary, you will not be contacted. Please note that the NAIC has no policy or beneficiary information.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your state insurance department. In every state there are customer service personnel willing to help you. If you don’t know how to contact your insurance department, follow this link help.
About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
As part of our state insurance regulatory system in United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data and analysis to insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standards body is governed by major insurance regulators in all 50 states, the District of Colombia and five US territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators set standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC personnel support these efforts and represent the collective views of state regulators nationally and internationally.
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SOURCE National Association of Insurance Commissioners