Life Insurance Settlement Search
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In 2008 the California State Controller's Office began an audit of national insurance company
practices, revealing an industry-wide practice of companies failing to pay death
benefits to beneficiaries. Often, companies would draw down the cash value of the
life insurance policy to continue paying premiums, even when they knew or should
have known the policy holder had died and the beneficiaries should be paid. The
policies then would be canceled -- without notifying the policyholder or their family
To protect life insurance policyholders and their beneficiaries, the Controller
has led the national effort to end this practice. She is pushing companies to return
the full value of old policies to beneficiaries in California. To date the Controller
has reached settlements with a growing list of major life insurers.
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This search page will allow you to find out if you are the beneficiary of one of
those policies by taking the following steps:
To start your search for LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENT PROPERTY
- Please select from one of the buttons above
- Enter your Last Name, Business Name, or Property ID in the search field
- Once you click the "search" button, Our database will search for property
associated with the information provided. If a match or multiple matches exist,
the system will display any matches. If your search results in greater than 500
matches, only the first 500 matches will be displayed.
You can narrow your search by adding your first name, middle initial, or city of
residence (these fields are optional). Accounts with more than one name can be searched
by either name.
NOTE: This search page is for life insurance settlement property only. If
you would like to search for all possible unclaimed property that you may be entitled
to, go to the Unclaimed Property Search page.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties using this site, there may be a problem
with your internet browser. For more information go to the How to Set Your Internet Browser To Search for Unclaimed Property page.
If you need further information please contact our Call Center between
8am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time. Monday through Friday, excluding
state holidays, at (800) 992-4647 (Nationwide) or (916) 323-2827 (Outside
of US), or you may contact them by