Illinois Department of Insurance helps millions of consumers with lost insurance policies

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CHICAGO — If you think you’re the beneficiary of a deceased relative’s lost or missing life insurance policy, but aren’t sure where to start your search, the Illinois Department of Insurance can help. . This year, IDOI has already helped consumers find and collect over $7.9 million in lost or unclaimed life insurance policies using their life insurance policy locator. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reports that millions of dollars in life insurance benefits go unclaimed each year. Although Illinois law requires insurance companies to attempt to locate beneficiaries of deceased policyholders when life insurance proceeds remain unpaid, IDOI’s Life Policy Locator website can help consumers who want start the search on their own and insurance.illinois.gov.

You can check unclaimed life insurance policies on these sites:

IDOI: https://insurance.illinois.gov/Applications/LifePolicyLocator/
Illinois State Treasurer: https://icash.illinoistreasurer.gov/
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator: https://eapps.naic.org/life-policy-locator/#/welcome
If you need further assistance, you can contact the Illinois Department of Insurance at DOI.LifePolicyLocator@illinois.gov or call (866) 445-5364.

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