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November 30, 2016 (Online Dec. 11th)
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3rd Graders Turkey Contest /
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Nationwide Service Will Help Oklahomans Find Lost Life Insurance Policies
For Immediate Release: Nov. 29, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans will now have access to a national service that helps them find life insurance policy benefits. The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is partnering with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) to provide the free program.

“This service expands on what we were already offering – providing people with search capabilities to help find a deceased person’s lost life insurance policies and annuities,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. “What is exciting about this new service is that it has a bigger database that can search all across the country, not just in Oklahoma.”

The NAIC’s Life Insurance Policy Locator provides nationwide access for assistance with finding life insurance policies and annuities. The new tool builds on the life insurance policy locator program developed at OID and other state insurance departments. OID’s Lost Life Policy Locator Service launched in March 2015. Since then, OID has received 828 locator requests, located 42 policies and recovered almost $600,000.

With the new service, Oklahomans’ requests are encrypted and secured to maintain confidentiality. Participating insurance companies will compare submitted requests with available policyholder information and report all matches to state insurance departments through the locator. Companies will then contact beneficiaries or their authorized representatives.

To submit your request to the new Life Insurance Policy Locator, go to You can also find the link on OID’s website at You’ll find the “Life Policy Locator” button under the Quick Links on the right side.

About the Oklahoma Insurance Department

The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.


For more information, contact:

Kelly Dexter

Herald 3rd Graders - Edible Turkey Contest

3rd Grade Herald Elementary Edible Turkey Contest Winners:
(Left to Right) Back Row: Daniel Groenwald, Caden Nation, and Brianna Alvarado.
Middle Row: Luke Ragle, Hailey Brinson, Bailey Marrs, and Abigail Pena.
Bottom Row: Drake Linzy, and Kiah Conyers.

-- Whitney Wilson -- Nov. 22, 2016

Four Collinsville Cheerleaders In Macy's Parade
Four CHS Cheerleaders participated in the nationally televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Nov. 24, 2016. L-R: Cadyn Haddock, Shelby Braley, Sydney Vogel and Brooke Eigenheer.
Sorry these are late ... I'm still trying to recover "missed" November news -- Ted 12/11/2016