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Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy Benefits Search - Demutualization Claims

Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance

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In 1992, Phoenix Mutual merged with Home Life, creating Phoenix Home Life. On June 20, 2001, the initial public offering of The Phoenix Companies, Inc. closed and the demutualization of Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company became effective. Phoenix Home Life Mutual Insurance Company was renamed Phoenix Life Insurance Company and became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Phoenix Companies, Inc.

The initial public offering consisted of 49 million shares offered at $17.50 per share. Eligible policyholders became entitled to receive compensation consisting of a fixed component of 18 Phoenix Companies common shares, as well as a variable component based on policy value. Lost policyholders are entitled to receive $17.50 cash per share entitlement.

Demutualization is the process of converting a mutual life insurance company, which is owned by its policyholders, into a publicly traded stock company owned by shareholders, pursuant to a plan of conversion approved by policyholders and government regulators.

Mutual life policyholders (and heirs) continue to be entitled to receive whatever policy benefits may be due, but in addition receive stock, cash and/or policy credits in exchange for their ownership interest in the old mutual insurance company.

The amount paid to each policyholder is based on a number of factors, including length of time the policy has been in force, face value of the policy, and total premiums paid. For many policyholders, the windfall arising from demutualization can be substantial. Shares may be sold at any time, without affecting policy benefits.

Hundreds of thousands of missing policyholders aren't aware they are entitled to receive demutualization compensation. Contact efforts were unsuccessful, due to name changes after marriage or divorce, unreported changes of address, expired postal forwarding orders and non-current beneficiary information.

And a recent government audit found 21 major life insurance companies failed to pay death benefits to beneficiaries even in cases where they knew the policy holder was deceased. {Life Insurance Settlement Claims}

By law, unclaimed demutualization compensation is remitted to the custody of a government trust account until claimants come forward.

Current and former policyholders and their heirs - the majority of whom are unaware they're entitled to unclaimed stock and/or cash - should initiate a database search.

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