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Posted by Allison Barton

Feb 24, 2014 1:46:15 PM

Our deepest sympathy

One of the most difficult tasks after the death of a loved one can be filing a life insurance claim. 

Although you may need money to pay for funeral costs, pay off any creditors or help your family meet monthly expenses, filing a life insurance claim is usually the last thing you want to deal with. Unfortunately, bills do not stop accumulating as a result of a loved one passing away.

The amount of time it takes an insurance company to pay out on a life insurance claim can vary significantly. Factors depend on how quickly you can provide the insurance company with documentation, how long the insurance policy has been in effect, and whether there are any questions about the cause of death.      

In the best-case scenario, when you provide the death certificate documentation and there are no delays, you may receive the benefits cheque in as little as two weeks. In a worst-case scenario the process could drag on for several months or more.

A key factor in the duration of this claims assessment process is the efficiency of the insurance company’s claims processing department.

At Empire Life, we pride ourselves on being able to process 88% of claims in less than two weeks, with an overall claim fulfillment rate of 99%. 

We understand the stress of making ends meet during the difficult period after a loved one passes away. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure a claims cheque is delivered to the family in a timely manner, along with our sincere condolences in a sympathy card.

A great claims processing department should be a major consideration in choosing a life insurance provider to meet your needs.

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