How to Make a Life Insurance ClaimMy father had a policy and we want to cash it in. He passed in 1998. What do I need to do?
Your first priority is to contact the insurance company and inform them of your father's death. Then you will likely have to provide documentation to prove your claim. You should expect that you'll need a death certificate or other relevant pieces of documentation. If you made use of a funeral home in your father's burial arrangements, they should have provided you with copies of everything that you will need -- or you should be able to get copies from them.