Life insurance policies are frequently unclaimed

Life insurance

Policyholders are being advised to take care when naming their beneficiaries. Over the last while, concerns have been growing over the number of life insurance companies that are not paying off the policies to beneficiaries when the policyholders die. The problem is that many beneficiaries don’t realize that they hold this position. Many consumers are failing to tell their loved ones when they take out a life insurance policy or don’t tell them that they are the beneficiaries. This makes it far more challenging for the insurers to make sure…

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Americans with life insurance feel their beneficiaries are capable of making a claim

The results of a survey by Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. has shown that 70 percent of policyholders of life insurance feel confident that the beneficiaries of the coverage would be capable of filing the claim when the time comes, and that the majority of those policyholders have made an effort to assist in the necessary preparation. The survey’s outcomes were released for Life Insurance Awareness Month, which is September. According to Nationwide Financial’s senior vice president of Individual Protection, Peter Golato, families can obtain financial security and stability from life…

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Nationwide answers probing questions in Florida

Representatives from Nationwide Mutual Insurance where called upon by Florida officials to testify on how insurers handle life insurance payouts in the state. Several of the state’s insurance companies have been the target of controversy lately after being accused by regulators of holding back payouts. Allegedly, these companies withhold funds despite having full knowledge that a policyholder has passed away. According to regulators, these funds may be being held in safekeeping until they are designated as unclaimed, at which point the insurer is no longer liable for payouts. Nationwide assured…

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