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The only person who can materially change an insurance policy (including beneficiary changes) is the OWNER of the policy, who may or may not be the INSURED. The company does not have right to make a beneficiary change under federal law. In any case, beneficiary disputes are not uncommon. Finding the original policy will not solve this sort of dispute, since the beneficiary designation may have been changed after issue and will not be evident on the original. The insurance company may have acted upon a legitimate request to change the beneficiary, and if so they will (must) have a copy of that change form, signed by the owner's. (A copy of that change was probably sent to the policy owner at the time of the change, but it may have been lost).


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What is needed to do to change a beneficiary on a life insurance policy if they have passed away?

Contact the insurance company and request a change of beneficiary form. They will mail the form to the policy owner. You fill it out and mail it back to the insurance company so they can update your life insurance policy.


Who can legally change the beneficiary on a life insurance policy?

The Insured can change the beneficiary on a life insurance contract.


Who do you contact to change your beneficiary on your life insurance?

You can contact the life insurance company. They should be able to send you the necessary paperwork to change the beneficiary. If you have an agent, they should be able to help assist in the process too.


How can you prevent ex husband from life insurance benefit?

Unless you were ordered by the court, as part of the divorce settlement, to keep your ex-husband as the beneficiary on your life insurance then you can make a change in the beneficiary with your insurance company.


Can your ex husband cash in on a life insurance policy on you after 35 years?

If he is showing as the beneficiary on your policy - yes. You can call the insurance company or your agent to change the beneficiary.


Can you contest a life insurance beneficiary change?

The owner of a life insurance policy has the right to choose the beneficiary. Another person has no power to change that choice.


Can someone other than the owner of a life insurance policy change the beneficiary?

You might wanna check the company of life insurance you have but i think they can't.


Can a power of attorney change a beneficiary on a life insurance?

No only the owner of the policy can change the beneficiary.


Do you have to change your will or can you just change a beneficiary for your life insurance?

As long as you did not make your beneficiary irrevocable, you can just change your beneficiary. If your beneficiary is irrevocable you are out of luck unless you can get them to authorize the change.


Your stepmother did not change beneficiary on life insurance to your dad but your dad is deceased who gets the life insurance?

The person named as the beneficiary on the policy, or on file within the records of the insurance company. James V. Medici, CLU,CLTC Charlotte, NC


Can a husband change his wife as beneficiary on a work life insurance policy without her signature in the state of PA?

it usually depends on the company the policy is with. but usually you dont need a signature to change a beneficiary.


If you purchase life insurance policy on your adult child naming myself as beneficiary can adult child change beneficiary?

The purchaser of an insurance policy names the beneficiary.


What does beneficiary mean for health insurance?

Some health insurance plans offer a AD&D Life Insurance Policy. That is why you would name a beneficiary for a health insurance company.


What if the beneficiary of a life insurance is deceased?

When a life insurance policy is purchased, the purchaser (usually the insured) designates a primary beneficiary and a contingent beneficiary. The contingent beneficiary gets the proceeds if the primary beneficiary predeceases the insured. The insured can name a new primary beneficiary by contacting the insurance company or the insurance agent. THIS IS ONLY TRUE FOR PURCHASED LIFE POLICIES___ NOT POLICIES THROUGH AN EMPLOYER UNDER ERISA.


If the beneficiary of a life insurance died before the policy holder do you need a copy of the beneficiary death certificate?

Yes. If there is a contingent beneficiary, the insurance company will need proof that the primary predeceased the principal in order to pay the contingent beneficiary. If there was no contingent beneficiary named the insurance company will pay the proceeds to the principal's estate.


What is the rule of purdentual Ins on who can change the benificery?

Prudential Insurance is a global 500 hundred company for selling life insurance. The only person that can change a beneficiary on a policy is the policy owner.


If someone is divorced can he still be the beneficiary on a life insurance policy?

yes. until you change the beneficiary they will stay on there


How can you determine if you are a beneficiary of a life insurance policy?

The beneficiary of a life insurance policy is designated when the policy is taken out. After that the policy owner (usually the insured but now always) can change the beneficiary by completing a change of beneficiary form. The company processes the change then sends you an amendment showing the change. Normally you put this amendment with the policy as it becomes part of the policy. If the policy owner kept their records straight then you could look at the policy and see the latest amendment to find out who the current beneficiary is. If your not sure the policy is kept up to date you can contact the company and see who the latest beneficiary is on the policy.


You want to change the beneficiary on your life insurance policy you just got divorced pruco life insurance?

You can contact your old agent, your agents office or the customer service department of your life insurance company and they will send you the appropriate benficiary change paperwork as long as you are the owner.


Can an ex spouse who is the beneficiary on a life insurance policy have the claim denied in new york state?

Under normal circumstances, no. A life insurance company will pay the proceeds to the named beneficiary.


May the policyowner change the beneficiary after the death of the insured?

Assuming you are talking about Life Insurance the answer is no. Once the insured is deceased, this will trigger the insurance company to pay the benefits to the beneficiary, and the policy will no longer exist. The owner no longer owns anything.


Who is the owner and who is the beneficiary on a key person life insurance policy?

the owner of the company


Can your child be a beneficiary under your life insurance policy if you do not have legal custody of her and can a life insurance company require that you be their legal guardian?

Yes


Does a Will supersede A Life insurance beneficiary clause?

No, They are two separate legal documents with entirely different purposes. An insurance policy is a contract between the insured and the Insurance company. The insurance company is bound by the contract to pay the beneficiary designated by the insured policy owner. Life insurance proceeds are for the designated beneficiary. Heirs in a will are designated inheritance of estate by the will. A will is not a contract, it is a document of assignment.


Can you have a secondary beneficiary on your life insurance?

Yes, you can have a secondary beneficiary on your life insurance policy. If the primary beneficiary is no longer living when you pass away, the secondary beneficiary would receive the proceeds from your life insurance policy.