Centennial Life Insurance Company was an insurer headquartered in Kansas. Prior to rehabilitation, the company was licensed in all states except Maine, New York, and Rhode Island and in the District of Columbia. It was previously licensed in Puerto Rico as well.
Centennial’s business was primarily group accident & health (predominantly major medical coverage) and group long-term disability, plus very small blocks of life and annuity business. Centennial was declared insolvent and ordered liquidated in mid-1998, with the state life and health insurance guaranty associations arranging for the payment of claims. The guaranty associations also helped arrange for two assuming insurers to assume certain of its policy obligations thereafter (see below).
Policies of an insolvent company are often transferred to a financially sound insurance company. If policies are not transferred to another company, the policies are continued and claims administered by either the guaranty associations or a third-party administrator (TPA) working on behalf of the associations. Please contact the company/TPA listed below or the guaranty association in your state of residence for more information about your policy.
|Type of Policy||Company||Effective Date|
Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company
200 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT. 06089
|December 31, 2000|
New Era Life Insurance Company
200 Westlake Park Blvd.
Houston, TX. 77079-2663
|April 20, 2000|
Guaranty association coverage is coordinated on a state-by-state basis, with coverage usually being provided by the association in your state of residence, regardless of where you purchased your policy. Policyholders should contact their state guaranty association with any questions they have about their policies. The drop-down menu below will take you to your state association's Web site, which provides answers to frequently asked questions and contact information.
The liquidator, by court order, becomes the sole owner of the company's assets and administers the estate of the company.
If you are unsure whom to contact with your questions, please e-mail us here, and we will forward your message to the appropriate party.
NAIC Number: 61654
An NAIC number is a five-digit number assigned to every insurance company by the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners). Because each company has its own unique number, the NAIC number can be used to identify a particular company.
Domiciliary State: Kansas
The domiciliary state is the state in which an insurance company is incorporated or organized.
Rehabilitation Date: February 04, 1998
Liquidation Date: May 27, 1998
Estate Closed: June 12, 2020