Claims Help

Life Insurance Claims

We know that the passing of a loved one creates plenty of stress on its own. State Farm® is here to help you with an efficient life insurance claims process.

How Do I File a Life Insurance Claim?

We offer three ways to notify State Farm of a death.

  • Report a loss online (not eligible for New Brunswick, Canada residents)
  • Contact your State Farm agent
  • Call Life Claims at 877-292-0398
    • Select Option 1 to report a new claim
    • Select Option 2 to discuss an existing claim
  • Report a loss online (not eligible for New Brunswick, Canada residents)
  • Contact your State Farm agent
  • Call Life Claims at 877-292-0398
    • Select Option 1 to report a new claim
    • Select Option 2 to discuss an existing claim

What Is the Mailing Address for Life Insurance Claims?

We have two Life Claims support centers.

State Farm Life Insurance Company
Newark Operations Center
Attention: Life Claims
P.O. Box 3040
Newark, OH, 43058-9827

State Farm Life Insurance Company
Bloomington Life Operations
Life Claims
P.O. Box 2364
Bloomington, IL 61702-236

What Information Should I Provide?

  • Insured person's full name and nickname (if any)
  • Date of birth 
  • State of residence 
  • Life insurance policy number (if known) 
  • Date and cause of death 
  • Name of person reporting the claim, and his/her relationship to the deceased
  • Daytime and evening phone numbers

What Happens After I File a Claim?

  • After we receive the notification of death, the agent of record will contact the beneficiary of the policy.
  • The agent will provide required forms to the beneficiary. Under certain circumstances, additional documents may be required from the beneficiary.
  • The Life Claim Operation Office will complete the claim once we have received and reviewed all forms and documentation.