Making death easier -- on the survivors


No one wants to deal with filling out insurance claim forms, filing for survivor benefits from the Social Security Administration, or the other necessary paperwork when a relative dies. That's what lawyers are for.

But what if you can't find the insurance policy or various investment accounts that your dad never told you about? Or maybe he did, but you don't know where they are?

Enter, a Web site that went live earlier this week that acts as a centralized database where people can put their preparations into place so that their designated beneficiaries can find the policies to make claims and get the insurance money, among other things.

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