Suppose you’ve ever received a spam message that claims you are the beneficiary of millions of dollars from someone you don’t recognize. In that case, you may wonder how you would tell if you were the real beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
At Don Allred Insurance in Burlington, NC, we know that being the beneficiary of a life insurance policy can help to ease some of the financial pain of a loved one’s death. Whether you have received a notification that you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or you suspect that you may be the beneficiary, there are some ways that you can officially find out if this news is legitimate.
What is a life insurance policy beneficiary?
In life insurance policies, the term “beneficiary” refers to the individual the policyholder has legally assigned benefits from the policy in the case of the policyholder’s death. Depending on the policy, this could also be an entity or group of individuals.
When the life insurance policyholder passes away, the beneficiary can file a claim and receive the policyholder’s death benefit. Suppose a policy does not have a beneficiary. In that case, the policy’s benefits will be turned over to the state where the holder used to reside, such as North Carolina for a North Carolina resident.
How can I tell if I am a life insurance policy beneficiary?
The easiest way to tell if you are the beneficiary of a life insurance policy is by directly contacting the insurance company where the policy is held. You can also use a life insurance policy locator.
If you think you may benefit from a life insurance policy at Don Allred Insurance in Burlington, NC, call our office today!