New Partnership Helps Life Insurers Identify Deceased Policy Holders and Locate Beneficiaries

ProVest LLC and Diligence International Group LLC have formed a partnership that will provide Proof of Existence and Beneficiary Locate services to the life insurance community.

Richard J. Marquez, CFE, managing director of Diligence International Group, spent 28 years as the consulting director of special investigations for Prudential Financial, developing a worldwide reputation in internet technology, information research, and financial investigations. Mr. Marquez said, “Life insurers are under increasingly intense pressure to identify deceased policy holders and locate possible heirs in a timely manner. The heir search that we offer is a comprehensive solution that addresses this need.” Marquez went on to say, “It not only provides the most current data available, but includes death certificate retrieval, full locate services on all heirs by in-house licensed investigators and affidavits of diligence where needed. It is a customizable, end-to-end process that will save insurers time and money, as well as provide them with a documented audit trail.”

ProVest Vice President, Quinn Thomas, added, “We are very excited to partner with Richard and his team. This joint venture leverages each company’s expertise in order to address a rapidly growing need in the insurance industry, which is streamlining the process of identifying decedents and locating beneficiaries. We believe this will be the first of many opportunities we’ll have to work together.”

ProVest LLC was founded in 1991 and is one of the nation’s leading data aggregators and skip tracing companies. ProVest provides service of process, contact and locate solutions, and document delivery/retrieval services to many of the country’s most notable law firms, financial institutions, and insurance companies. ProVest is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, has over 600 employees and 19 offices nationwide, and locates over 2 million people a year.

Diligence International Group LLC has become the trusted advisor to hundreds of corporations that require sophisticated international and domestic investigations and research. DI Group is known for their exhaustive due diligence, customized anti-fraud practices, and expertise in risk mitigation and comprehensive intelligence. Services include International due diligence, insurance fraud prevention and detection, domestic and international background checks and international surveillance.

Investigative services are provided by ProVest Services LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ProVest LLC. Florida Private Investigative Agency No. A2600336.