As a nationwide specialty consumer reporting agency under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), MIB provides both US and Canadian consumers with the rights, protections and privileges available under FCRA without any differentiation based on residence, citizenship or other nexus.
Therefore, there is no charge to request a copy of your MIB Consumer File (if one exists) once per year directly from MIB.
In addition, in the event that you have received an adverse underwriting decision letter from an insurer indicating that an MIB record influenced the underwriting process which resulted in your application being rated or declined, then MIB will provide you with a free copy of your MIB Consumer File in addition to your free annual copy.
Before requesting your free disclosure, you should know that you will not have an MIB Consumer File unless you have applied for individually underwritten life, health, disability income, long-term care or critical illness insurance at an MIB member company within the past seven years, after which they are removed from your Consumer File.
As a practical matter, people who are in good health, approved for a policy as a standard or preferred risk, typically will not have any information reported to MIB.
MIB's disclosure process requires you to provide your personal identification information to assist us in locating your MIB Consumer File, should one exist. The ID information you supply will be validated with other consumer reporting agencies.
Additionally, you will be asked to certify under penalty of perjury that the information you provide to MIB is accurate and complete and that you are requesting disclosure of your own MIB Consumer File and not someone else's.
Only you can request an MIB Consumer File on yourself. You may not request the MIB Consumer File of a spouse, relative or any deceased individuals. Use MIB's Policy Locator Service to help identify lost or unknown life insurance policies for deceased individuals.
Upon verification of your identity, MIB will process your request in a timely fashion and send you your MIB Consumer File. If you do not have an MIB Consumer File, MIB will provide a "no record" letter explaining that a record does not exist.
An MIB Consumer File includes:
the nature and substance of information, if any, that MIB may have in its database pertaining to you;
the name(s) of the MIB member companies, if any,
that reported information to MIB;
that received a copy of your MIB Consumer File during the three (3) year period preceding your request for disclosure; and,
that made an inquiry to MIB about you within the past two (2) years.
MIB is committed to the principle that every consumer should be entitled to know the contents of his or her MIB Consumer File, and to correct any inaccurate or incomplete information.