Keane's Unclaimed Property Blog

Best Practices (14 articles)

California Updates Process for Reporting and Remitting Securities

Best Practices, Brokerage, Compliance, State Escheatment

With the June Remit Report due date looming in June, the California State Controller has updated the Unclaimed Property Holder Handbook with instructions for properly reporting securities in California. A summary statement that outlines all changes made in the reporting process was just posted on the State Controller’s Office website. The primary changes and highlights […]

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Death Master File Searches Continue to be a Hot Button Topic

Best Practices, Compliance, Insurance, State Escheatment

Maryland recently became the third state to propose legislation similar to the NCOIL Model Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act, requiring insurance companies to conduct Death Master File (DMF) searches to proactively identify deceased policy owners. Meanwhile, a US Representative has introduced a bill to Congress that would prevent the Social Security Administration (SSA) from making […]

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Keane Offers Advice on Reporting Unclaimed Property to the NACM

Best Practices, Unclaimed Property Audit, Unclaimed Property Reporting

Recently, Val Jundt, Keane’s Managing Director of Consulting and Advisory Services, had the opportunity to sit down with the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) and give a few pointers on reporting unclaimed property. Val notes some of the more common mistakes in unclaimed property compliance, as well as some hints for companies that have […]

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