You need to contact the insurance company to find out. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find out what insurance company, if any, the person was using. But here are a few hints: If you have access to the person's records, look through the files for a copy of the policy or cancelled checks to an insurance company. If the person had auto or home insurance, contact that company. Many people keep all their insurance policies with one company. Ask relatives of the person who died, if they know of a life insurance policy and if so, with what company. Contact their state Office of Unclaimed Property, they would have a record of the insurance payments.
if someone died and left an insurance policy and named me beneficiary how can i find out
If he put you in as the beneficiary, then Yes. Look at the policy and find where it says beneficiary to make sure.
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.
The owner of the policy can change the beneficiary of the policy. If the original beneficiary has died before the insured, the owner of the policy can designate a new beneficiary at any time.
Anyone the policy owner names can become the beneficiary.
No. The beneficiary is whoever is specifically named on the policy.
You are entitled to no proceeds from the life policy if the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary is still alive.
When the policy holder dies, the money goes to the beneficiary. If the beneficiary then dies, THEIR beneficiary then gets the money.
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.
The purchaser of an insurance policy names the beneficiary.
There is no age restriction for a beneficiary on a life insurance policy.
Yes, when the beneficiary was changed the insured would have received paperwork. Find it or if you are a party to the policy than you can call the insurance company and ask.