Upon a person’s demise, notification of death is needed to whom?

Upon someone’s death, depending on the individual circumstances, multiple organizations and agencies may need to be contacted.  Each organization may need a copy of the person’s death certificate.  A general checklist is:

Government Agencies

Financial Institutions

  • Maine Public Employees Retirement System  www.mainepers.org
  • Credit Card companies
  • Banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions
  • Mortgage companies and Lenders
  • Stockbrokers

Insurance and Annity Companies

  • Life insurers and Annuity companies
  • Health, medical and dental insurers
  • Automotive insurers
  • Home insurers