Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. At Nationwide, we understand that it can be a stressful time. We'll do everything we can to make the claims process less stressful for you. We've been helping beneficiaries with life insurance and annuity claims since 1926.
What documents you may need for a death benefit claim
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 a life insurance or annuity claim. A death certificate 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.