Annuity death benefit & life insurance claims

Life and annuity claims

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.
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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.
Have any questions?
Call 1-800-848-6331 or talk to your financial professional.