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How Long Should It Take To Get Life Insurance Benefits

Depending upon the laws in your state, the life insurance company is required to transfer the first benefit installment to you within 30 to 45 days of the date on which you file your claim. Most life insurance companies pay beneficiaries very promptly after proper notification. As the last thing an insurance company wants is bad publicity about payment claims. If you are one of several beneficiaries on the same policy, you might have to wait for an additional period of time before you become eligible to receive your benefits. This is because you’re likely to be the beneficiary on only those policies carried by your spouse or parents. If you opt for the former option, you could receive the entirety of the payout to which you’re entitled within two weeks. Be sure to read your life insurance policy packet for information on payment claims.

You Need to file a benefits claim

Once the carrier of the policy on which you’re named as a beneficiary passes away, you’ll need to file a benefits claim with their life insurance carrier. Life insurance policies that involve several named beneficiaries tend to be more complicated than single-beneficiary schemes. Since this interest is liable to total upwards of $1,000 per year, it’s unlikely that your provider will delay your payout unless it has a legitimate reason for doing so Fortunately, you’ll almost certainly be protected by state laws designed to discourage insurance companies from delaying or deferring payouts to beneficiaries.

You Must Be Named As A Beneficiary

In order to receive life insurance funds, you must be named as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy. In both cases, your payouts will come in the form of an official bank check. If you prefer to receive your payments electronically, you may be able to provide your insurance company with your bank account information and receive your funds via an electronic funds transfer. You’ll need to choose whether you’ll receive your payout as a lump-sum payment or as an ongoing annual disbursement. If you opt for the latter option, you could receive your first payout in just 10 to 14 business days. Once you file your claim, you’ll need to make yourself available to the insurance company in case any complications arise.

You Must adhere to the terms of the Life Insurance policy

In most cases, you won’t be surprised that you’re in line to receive life insurance benefits. This will require you to adhere to the terms of the policy and fill out a fairly involved set of documents. If you’re named as the sole beneficiary on the policy in question, your case should be relatively straightforward. If you don’t receive payment within this time frame, you’ll be entitled to additional payments in the form of “statutory interest” on the total amount of your death benefit.

 

 

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