Losing a loved one
In this difficult time, we're here to help you understand the important financial to-do's and information that can help.
Your first step, if the deceased was a Fidelity customer, is to notify us of the death.
Navigating the process
Our fully guided 3-step inheritance process can provide you simplicity and clarity when inheriting assets―whether you're a beneficiary or someone authorized to act on their behalf.
Why notify us online right away?
When a death is reported, we immediately limit access to the deceased's Fidelity accounts, providing added peace of mind during the inheritance process.
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