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Filing a Claim

The loss of a family member or close friend is a very difficult time. At Guggenheim Life, we recognize how difficult it can be to deal with a death and at the same time deal with important financial decisions.

To file a claim with Guggenheim Life, the first thing you need to do is call our Customer Service Department at (800) 990-7626. We'll get you the forms you need and help you understand both the process and the decisions you're going to have to make.

Depending on the type of contract, there will be a variety of payment options available to you. You'll be given a claim form to fill out that will outline the options in your state. As always, if you have any questions we'll do our best to answer them.

When you submit the claim, we'll need several documents to accompany it:

  • The original policy contract;
  • A completed form for each named Beneficiary;
  • Certificate of Death (original or copy);
  • A copy of a published obituary, if available.

If applicable, we'll request a copy of estate or trust documents or any other documents which we believe are reasonably necessary to allow us to process the claim.

Guggenheim Life wants you to know that we care about our contract holders. We are here to help in any way that we can.