Life Insurance Claims
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We’re Here to Help With Your Life Insurance Claim

Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. At Nationwide, we understand that it can be a difficult time.

We'll do everything we can to make the life insurance claims process less stressful for you.

We've been helping beneficiaries with life insurance claims since 1926.

Start a claim online or on the phone

We make it easy for you to initiate the claims process by giving you several ways to get started:

What documents you may need

In addition to a completed claim, we also may request other documents, such as a copy of the death certificate.

The death certificate is the standard form of documentation for such a claim and is issued by an authorized government agency, such as a county health department or local vital statistics office.

The funeral home director may be able to acquire or help you acquire a copy.

We’re always ready to help you

Each life insurance claim is unique. We strive to process all claims with promptness and sensitivity.

If you have questions about your benefits, your policy or the claims process, please call us at 1-800-848-6331, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET or talk to your insurance professional.


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