File A Claim

Life Insurance Claims

We are committed to an efficient, organized life insurance claims process devoid of hassle and red tape because we know that the passing of a loved one creates plenty of stress on its own.

Contact a State Farm agent to start the life insurance claim process, or begin the process online.

(New Brunswick, Canada residents: the online Report a Death form is not eligible to be used by residents of the province of New Brunswick, Canada. To report a death, please contact a State Farm agent).

Start a Claim

Go to the Claim Centre

Information to Have on Hand

  • Insured person's full name and nickname (if any)
  • Date of birth
  • Province of residence
  • Life insurance policy number (if known)
  • Date and cause of death
  • Name of person reporting the claim, and his/her relationship to the deceased
  • Daytime and evening phone numbers

Processing and Resolution

  • After the notification of death has been received, the agent of record will contact the beneficiary of the policy.
  • Necessary forms (death certificate etc.) will be filed, and the status of claim will be provided.
  • Resolution of the claim will be made by the Life Claims office once all forms and documentation have been received.