A family member died. I believe that this person had a life insurance policy with me as beneficiary, but I cannot find the policy. Do I need a policy in order to make a claim?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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If you can provide some evidence that a life insurance policy existed and have an idea of which insurance company issued it, you should contact that insurance company to make an inquiry and determine if the policy is still in force.

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