What To Do When You Lose a Loved One

Part of a new eBook series from WAEPA

As the life insurance choice of over 46,000 Feds and their families, WAEPA is committed to providing our members with access to products and services that promote their health, welfare, and financial well-being. Keeping in line with that goal, WAEPA has developed a “What To Do When You Lose a Loved One” eBook to support our members who may be experiencing a loss and are responsible for managing their love ones’ affairs. This eBook is particularly helpful if you are serving as an executor of their estate.

While it may be unsettling to think about, it’s important that we prepare to deal with the death of our loved ones and think in advance about our own passing. This eBook is also useful when working to prepare your own estate plan or talk to your loved ones about your final wishes.

In this online document, you can expect information on preparing for a loved one’s death, reporting the death, submitting an insurance claim, tax strategies, settling their estate, and additional resources to help you through this time.

You can find the eBook on WAEPA’s claim page, strategically placed to assist those who may be entering a time of need. You may also benefit from looking at the other resources WAEPA has tailored specifically to Civilian Federal Employees and their families. We hope you find this eBook helpful.


This article is intended to provide general information and shouldn't be considered legal, tax or financial advice. It's always a good idea to consult a tax or financial advisor for specific information on how certain laws apply to your situation and about your individual financial situation.