What Happens to Home Insurance When Someone Passes Away?

January 8, 2024

My mom passed away recently, and I’m wondering what will happen to her policy.

We’re sorry for your loss.

When someone passes away, the homeowner’s insurance must be canceled. What you have to do in the first place is notify your mother’s insurance company that she passed away (a death certificate will likely be required).

If your mother had a mortgage and you’re planning on keeping the house, you’ll need to buy a new policy. Some insurance companies allow extending the coverage for the remainder of the policy period, while others give 30 days to get a new policy. You are responsible for the remaining payments if the policy isn’t paid in full.



Oleksandr Rohovnin is a Content Marketer at Phonexa.com and an expert contributor to American REIA. His passion is digital marketing, innovative technologies, tech industries, and – above all – distilling vast amounts of complex information into engrossing narratives anyone can relate to. At American REIA, Oleksandr stokes passion for auto insurance and the automotive industry in general in every story he curates.

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