in 1971 my husband died and my life policy was paid up…I have now lost it and want to know how to replace it

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Insurance Question from Castle, PA

Asked on 06/26/2010

in 1971 my husband died and my life policy was paid up…I have now lost it and want to know how to replace it NULL

Answer given on June 30, 2010

If you know the company that carried your policy, you should start by contacting them.  You’ll need to provide some ID and other information to find your policy…  SSN, name and address on record, policy number ( if you kept a record of it ).  They should be able to help you find the policy. 

If you do NOT know the name of the company holding your policy, you are going to have to do some work to find it. 

I would start by getting a list of all insurance companies licensed in your state, by contacting the DOI in Pennsylvania and requesting a list of companies and contact information. You’ll need to contact each one, and provide with the same information as above. 

Here is a link for contacting the DOI in Pennsylvania:


Here is a link for all companies who are currently licensed in PA to sell life insurance:

There are currently 537, according to the link.


Good luck.  I hope you are able to find your policy.


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