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Depends on how much authority is given in the power of attorney.

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Q: Can the person with power-of-attorney change the beneficiary of the life insurance policy even if the insured is not incapacitated?
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Can an insured person also be the beneficiary on an insurance policy?

Yes, there is no bar in the insured person being beneficiary on another insurance policy.


Will the insurance company pay the beneficiary if the beneficiary kills the insured?

Not if they found out.


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.


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

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


Can life insurance be paid if the beneficiary was changed before the insurer was determined incapacitated?

Life insurance should be paid to someone if the policy was paid at the time of the insured's death. It should probably be paid to the beneficiary it was changed to before the insured was determined incapacitated. However, that might be fought over in court. In a mess like it sounds it will be, there is no telling what might happen.


What happens to insurance when beneficiary dies before insured person?

generally nothing. Insured person can name another beneficiary.


What happens if the beneficiary of a life insurance policy is deceased?

Generally, if the beneficiary is deceased, the proceeds go to the contingent beneficiary, or if none, to the estate of the insured. An attorney must be consulted to direct you on how to handle this in your state. It depends on whether the beneficiary predeceased the insured. If the beneficiary died before the insured then the proceeds go the the contingent beneficiary. If there is not a contingent, check the contract, it probably is paid to the Owner of the Estate of the Insured. If the Beneficiary died after the Insured, the proceeds go to the Beneficiary's Estate. It is important to have a contingent beneficiary specified in your life insurance policy. This way, if the beneficiary passes away, the contingent beneficiary will benefit. If there is no contingent beneficiary, and the beneficiary has deceased, the proceeds of the life insurance policy, go to the estate and is distributed according to the Will.


Life insurance insurability?

The beneficiary has to have an insurable interest in the insured. The insured has to pass certain qualifications in order to be insured.


What is a contingeny beneficary?

A Contingent or Secondary Beneficiary will receive the proceeds from a life insurance policy after the Insured's deaths, if the Primary Beneficiary does not survive the Insured Person. This means, if the primary beneficiary is not alive at the time of death of the insured person, then the contingent beneficiary will receive the proceeds from the life insurance policy. Examples of situations which may give rise to the contingent beneficiary receiving the proceeds from a life insurance policy. 1. The insured and primary beneficiary die in an accident together, for example, a car accident. 2. The primary beneciairy dies, and the insured forgets to update the beneficiaries for his/her life insurance policy.


How can insured amends his insurance policy without the consent of his irrevocable beneficiary?

The insured can never amend his insurance policy without the consent of his irrevocable beneficiary because this act would lessen or diminish what is due to the irrevocable beneficiary and thus considering that this is a diminution...consent of the IR beneficiary is necessary.


If beneficary dies before the insured does surviving spouse have rights?

If the beneficiary of a life insurance policy predeceases the insured, the insured should make arrangements to name a new beneficiary. If they do not, the policy proceeds will become part of their estate if they die without naming a new beneficiary. You should consult with the insurance company.


Does a secondary beneficiary only receive funds from a life insurance policy if the primary beneficiary has already passed?

Yes. A secondary beneficiary only becomes beneficiary if the primary beneficiary dies before the insured. Say the insured and primary beneficiary are involved in a fatal auto accident but the insured dies an hour before the primary beneficiary. The insurance proceeds would not go to the secondary beneficiary but to the estate of the primary beneficiary. If the primary beneficiary dies an hour before the insured then the secondary beneficiary receives the proceeds. If an insured wants both to receive monies they can name more than one person as primary beneficiary and in what percentage for each person. They could also leave it to their estate and handle distribution by a will.


Who receives the money from life insurance if the beneficiary is deceased the insured or the heirs?

The contingent beneficiary, if one was named.


As an owner of a life insurance policy can you change the beneficiary after the death of the insured?

Perhaps this question could be rephrased. The answer to the question as posed is: after the death of the insured, the policy becomes void, and the benefits payable. The simple answer is no, you as the owner can not change the beneficiary after the death of the insured (subject of insurance).


Who benefits from a life insurance policy?

The beneficiary benefits financially from the life insurance policy by receiving the proceeds of the policy. The beneficiary is the person(s) or entity who is designated by the insured person to receive the proceeds from the life insurance policy upon the death of the insured person. The insured person also benefits from knowing (peac eof mind) they have secured financial protection for the beneficiary in case the insured person dies.


At what age can a minor beneficiary in a life insurance pocicy avail the proceeds if the insured dies?

at what age can a minor be insured in NY state for life insurance


Self defense beneficiary claiming life insurance?

Could you please amplify your question? Did the beneficiary cause the death of the insured?


Is life insurance considered as the estate of the deceased?

only if there is no beneficiary named on the policy, or if the beneficiary(ies) deceased before the insured.


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.


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.


When talking in life insurance what does contengent mean?

In regards to life insurance, contingent usually means secondary. For example a contingent beneficiary is a secondary beneficiary, not the primary beneficiary. The contingent beneficiary would receive the proceeds from a life insurance policy if the primary beneficiary were not alive when the insured person dies.


There is no beneficiary on my mother's life insurance policy?

If no beneficiary is listed on a life insurance policy then the benefits are payable to the insured's estate. The beneficiary can be changed at any time prior to the death of the insured if this is the person's desire.


What if no beneficiary is named on a life insurance policy and they have a spouse what happens?

If an insured has a policy where there is no named beneficiary, or the named beneficiary is deceased, then the benefit will be paid to the insured's estate.


How do you find out who the beneficiary is on a life insurance policy?

AnswerCall the Insurance company, you must be the owner or insured, privacy laws and such.


How do you report that someone impersonated the insured to change the life insurance beneficiary to themselves?

You google it