Help with Life Insurance and Annuities


Arizona Department of Insurance
100 North 15th Avenue, Suite 261

Phoenix, AZ  85007-2630

Starting July 1, 2020, we became the
Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).

Find Lost Life Insurance Policies

Periodically use the NAIC Life Insurance Policy Locator Service to see if an insurance company owes a benefit from a deceased person's life insurance policy or annuity.

NAIC Life Insurance Policy Locator

Learn about Life Insurance and Annuities

Use the following documents and links to learn about various types of life insurance and annuity products.

Consumer Guide to Annuities for Seniors

To determine if a particular annuity product is right for you, think about your financial goals, investment amounts, timing and length of investment, and most importantly, the amount of risk you’re willing to take. Additional information from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners provides important information to help you with your discussions regarding what annuity will fit your needs

Buyer’s Guide to Fixed Deferred Annuities with Appendix for Equity-Indexed Annuities (NAIC)

Click here to learn about differences among various annuities so you can choose the kind that best fits your needs.

Buyer's Guide for Deferred Annuities: Fixed and Variable (NAIC)

Click here to learn how annuities can be different from each other so you can choose the type of annuity that’s best for you.

Life Insurance Buyer's Guide (NAIC)

Click here for information to help you find a policy that meets your needs and fits your budget, help you decide how much insurance you need, and help you to make informed decisions when you buy a policy.


The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has a great resource called "InsureU" where you can learn about various types of insurance and ways to plan and protect yourself.

Insurance Information Institute

Click here for descriptions of various types of insurance, buying tips, information about filing claims and more.  The TOPICS menu allows you to select a type of insurance for which you want information.

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)

Click here for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) web site, where you can see descriptions of various types of insurance and retirement products, as well as online shopping tips.

Military Service Members & Their Families: Insurance Issues

Click here for information that can help service members and their families make informed insurance-buying decisions.

Links to Life Insurance Information


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