We find 80% of spouse beneficiaries and a first-degree relative 95% of the time.

When a participant is identified as deceased, you need to locate or identify the beneficiary to fulfill your fiduciary responsibilities and pay out the benefits owed to the beneficiary. The Department of Labor (DOL) provides guidance on the steps needed to identify a deceased participant’s spouse, beneficiaries, and/or relatives, but documenting your efforts can be time consuming and extensive.

What we do:

  • Confirm participant is deceased with a date of death and an obituary link.

  • Identify marital status at time of death.

  • Provide information for up to 15 first-degree relatives.

  • Provide you with a DOL audit-ready report within 5 weeks.

Why it’s important to you:

How BeneSearch Works

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Step 1: Expert Research

Our team finds information on potential spouses and other first-degree contacts.

Step 2: Data Comparison

Information is compared to our proprietary database that uses over 26,000 obituary sources.

Step 3: Data Validation

Information is then validated further by obtaining marriage and divorce certificates, death records and other sources.