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How to find a lost life insurance policy

Finding lost life insurance policies is important to ensure beneficiaries receive the benefits their loved ones planned for them.

We're committed to ensuring beneficiaries receive any unclaimed life insurance benefits due. With your help, we can locate and connect beneficiaries of life policies with their benefits.

Our life policy finder can help you determine if there was a life insurance policy in effect at the time of your loved one's death. Submit the requested information using our online form, and we'll search our records to see if you're the beneficiary for any unclaimed death benefits from individual life insurance policies from State Farm Life Insurance Company or State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI).

Find a policy

Information you'll need to submit your request

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your relationship to the insured
  • Insured person's full name and nickname (if any)
  • Insured person's last known address or last state of residence
  • Insured person's dates of birth and death
  • Insured person's Social Security number or last 4 (if you have it)

After we receive your request, here's what you can expect

If you're the beneficiary

We'll review our records of individual life policies. If we find a policy for which the deceased was the insured or owner and you are the beneficiary, we'll contact you within 30 days of your request and provide you with paperwork to process any unclaimed death benefits due.

If you're not the beneficiary

We can only provide information about life insurance policies to insureds, owners, and beneficiaries. If you're not the beneficiary of record, we can't provide you any information about a policy. However, we will attempt to locate and contact the beneficiary listed on the policy record to begin the life claim process, if this has not already been done.

Visit the Life Insurance Policy Finder


Neither State Farm® nor its agents provide tax or legal advice.

Issued by:
State Farm Life Insurance Company (Not licensed in MA, NY or WI)
State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in NY and WI)
Bloomington, IL

Each insurer is financially responsible for its own products.