Policy administration related to COVID-19
Please note: Given the fluid nature of this situation, these questions and responses are reflective of a current point in time and may evolve as necessary. Should you have additional questions or need additional detail, please reach out to your Lincoln sales or service contact.
We are focused on making it easy to do business with us.
You can access your policy information 24/7 by logging in to your online account.
Our Customer Care Center is here to serve you from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, at 800-487-1485.
Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our individual life insurance hours of operation or service processing time.
We have a robust crisis management plan in place and are fully prepared from a business continuity perspective, while keeping the health and safety of our employees as a top priority.
We’re committed to supporting customers who are impacted by COVID-19, including making special adjustments to normal business processes through July 31, 2020. We are closely monitoring state/federal guidelines and adhering as appropriate.
If you need assistance with your individual life insurance policy, please contact us at 800-487-1485. We will review each situation on a case-by-case basis.
We will work with those impacted to ensure they have the coverage they need.
If you need additional time to make your payment during the COVID-19 impact period, please contact us at 800-487-1485 to discuss your situation.
If your policy lapses prior to August 1, 2020, upon your request within 60 days of lapse and in accordance with state guidelines, Lincoln will review an exception to reinstate coverage without requiring any evidence of insurability. Attestation of financial hardship and all required premium due will need to be remitted for reinstatement consideration.
There are several options on how to make a premium payment other than by check:
- Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) – please contact us to set-up an EFT payment
- Online – through your personal bank account’s online payment portal
- Wire – please contact us to establish a wire transfer
- Phone – payments are accepted over the phone in certain circumstances.
For assistance please contact us at 800-487-1485.
Please contact us at 800-487-1485 to request an expedited disbursement due to financial hardship related to COVID-19.
Our individual annuity and life policies do not contain exclusions related to any specific disease or a pandemic. If a claim is received where a death occurred due to COVID-19, it will be paid in accordance with our normal procedures, subject to our standard contestability provisions. We remain committed to paying death claims as quickly as possible.
If you need to file a death claim you may do so either online, by clicking here, or contact us at 800-487-1485.
For life insurance policy owners and annuity contract holders currently residing outside the United States, click here. (PDF)