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No. The contingency that triggers payment of a life insurance is the death of the named insured. That person could have changed the beneficiary designation prior to his/her death. Even if the policy had given the power to change the beneficiary to another person, the change would have had to be exercised before the named insured dies.

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Q: Can a spouse change their deceased spouses designated beneficiary on a life insurance policy?
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