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How Can I Find Out About Life Insurance Policies?

If you or someone you know has a life insurance policy but cannot find the policy document or do not know the name of the insurance company that issued it, there are a number of ways to find out about life insurance policies.

Finding a Forgotten Pension Pot

If you have a life insurance policy and have the policy document but cannot contact the insurer, the company that issued your policy may have changed its name. You can use our handy Keeping Track of your Pension page to help you find missing life insurance policies. Here are some ways to find a forgotten pension pot:

If you have a providerIf you don’t have a provider
Look through old policy documents and bank statements to find the provider’s contact detailsContact your previous employer for your scheme or provider’s details or use the Government’s free Pension Tracing Service
Use the Money Advice Service’s free template letter to request your policy’s information from the provider
Search on our Keep Track of your Pension page to find the relevant contact details for the provider now responsible for your policy

The Child Trust Funds (CTF) were introduced by the Government in 2005 to ensure every child has savings at the age of 18. Many CTF holders are still unaware of their entitlement or have lost connection with these accounts, with an estimated 700,000 CTFs being dormant. If you think you or your child might have a lost CTF, you could find out where your CTF account is by contacting HMRC.

Finding a Lost Insurance Policy

If you have a motor or home insurance policy, or any other type of insurance, but you do not have the policy document or do not know the name of the company that issued it, there is no central policy database you can check. However, you can:

  • Contact the broker who sold you the policy
  • Check your bank statements for any payments made to an insurance company
  • Check with any trade or professional organizations you are a member of, as they may offer group insurance schemes

In conclusion, if you need to find out about life insurance policies, there are a number of ways to do so, whether you have a forgotten pension pot or a lost insurance policy. By using the resources available to you, you can ensure that you are properly covered and protected.

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