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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 the following ways to notify State Farm of a death:

  • Contact your State Farm agent
  • Call Life Claims at 877-292-0398877-292-0398
    • 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?

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.