The Delaware Department of Insurance (the “Department”) provides a missing policy search service to Delaware residents and their families to help them identify Delaware in force individual life insurance policies on the life of a deceased family member or Delaware individual annuity contracts where the deceased family member is an annuitant. This search applies only to companies who currently sell these products in Delaware. This a consumer service provided to Delawareans in an attempt to assist consumers and the Department does not guarantee that a policy will be located.
Who can submit a request: An executor, beneficiary or legal representative of:
How to submit a request: A requestor may submit a Missing Life Insurance / Annuity Search Request to the Department by completing the information on page two (2) of this form, signing it before a Notary Public and mailing it, in an envelope marked “Confidential” along with an original or a photocopy of the certified death certificate to:
Missing Life Insurance / Annuity Search Request
Delaware Department of Insurance
841 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Please note that some fields are not required to do a policy search, however, complete data greatly increases the chance that a lost policy may be located. Many insurance companies locate policies/contracts by social security number, deeming the deceased’s social security number as critical for an accurate search.
Upon receipt of the completed request form and death certificate, the Department will: