Life Insurance Claims

We know that the passing of a loved one creates plenty of stress on its own. State Farm® is here to help you to recover from the unexpected. We are committed to an efficient Life Insurance claims process.

To begin the Life Insurance claim process, there are 3 ways to notify State Farm of a death:

  • Contact a State Farm agent.
  • Submit a claim online using the Report a Death form and begin the process online (the online Report a Death form is not eligible for New Brunswick, Canada residents); or
  • Contact Life Claims at 877-524-4979 — select Option 2.

Information to Have on Hand

  • Policyholder'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 will be provided to the agent to be completed by the beneficiary. Under certain circumstances, additional forms / documents may be required from the beneficiary.
  • Resolution of the claim will be made by the Life Claim Operation Office once all forms and documentation have been received and reviewed.

Contact Life Claims at 877-524-4979 — Option 2 to report a new claim or check on an existing claim.

Why Us?

We've always based our business on one principle: integrity. We'll make sure you get your life back on track in case the unexpected happens.

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