unclaimed funds http://wamc.org en Mass. Unclaimed Property Totals $2.4 Billion http://wamc.org/post/mass-unclaimed-property-totals-24-billion <p>Massachusetts residents should be on the lookout for unclaimed funds, according to those who track them.</p><p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/treasury/" target="_blank">State Treasurer Steven Grossman</a>—who is also <a href="http://stevegrossman.com/" target="_blank">running for governor in 2014</a>—has announced that part of that amount includes 51,000 newly listed names with $75 million owed to them. The list now totals 600,000 people who have forgotten bank accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policies, stocks and contents of unattended safe deposit boxes.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:40:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 73214 at http://wamc.org Mass. Unclaimed Property Totals $2.4 Billion NY finds $665 M in unclaimed life insurance http://wamc.org/post/ny-finds-665-m-unclaimed-life-insurance <p></p><p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is requiring life insurance companies to send $665 million to beneficiaries nationwide, many of whom didn't know they were named in the policies.</p><p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the investigation and a measure he signed into law last year requires insurance companies to try to find beneficiaries, rather than wait for recipients to file claims.</p><p>Many of the beneficiaries didn't know they were named as recipients by relatives or friends and so would have likely never filed a claim.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 56780 at http://wamc.org