EIOPA recently issued an opinion regarding the protection of beneficiaries of life assurance policies. In particular, this focuses on circumstances where a beneficiary may (a) be unaware of a policy's existence or (b) lack the information necessary to make a claim. EIOPA describes at a high level the measures in place to deal with this type of scenario in some Member States (e.g. searchable registers, information hubs and imposition of search obligations on assurers) but notes that a number of Member States have no such arrangements. EIOPA recommends that national supervisors (where possible) facilitate, assist with, or advise upon the establishment of suitable beneficiary arrangements unless such arrangements are already in place.