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IDOI Helps Illinois Life Insurance Consumers Collect More than $3 Million

Press Release - Monday, September 27, 2021

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month
Use the Life Policy Locator to help you find unclaimed benefits

Chicago — The Illinois Department of Insurance's Life Policy Locator can help you find a deceased family member's lost life insurance policies or annuity contracts. IDOI has already helped consumers collect more than $3 million this year.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for Illinoisans to find unclaimed benefits, so grieving families don't miss out on the financial assistance that life insurance proceeds can provide," said IDOI Acting Director Dana Popish Severinghaus.

In Illinois, insurance companies are required to attempt to locate the beneficiaries of deceased policyholders when life insurance proceeds remain unpaid. IDOI helps consumers start the search
on their own.

Here in Illinois, you can check for unclaimed life insurance policies at these sites:

• Illinois State Treasurer:
• National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
   Life Insurance Policy Locator:

If you need additional assistance, you can contact the Illinois Department of Insurance at or call (866) 445-5364.


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