Term life insurance is very inexpensive. How affordable is it for a woman, age 22? The rates are less expensive than for men! Term life insurance rates continue to drop. Even if you bought term life a few years ago, you may qualify for lower rates now. To show you how inexpensive it can be, I’m doing a series of blog posts with term life rates, for the insurance companies with the best prices, at various ages. Here are the 5 life insurance companies with the lowest price for a 20 year term life insurance policy having a $500,000 death benefit, over 4 health categories, for a twenty-two year old female non-smoker.
Hopefully, if you have been discouraged from buying life insurance because you think you can’t afford it, this information will change your mind. My Website helps you find the best rates & policies for auto, home, & life insurance, so bookmark or place my site in your favorites for you to use at your convenience.
Female Age 22 Non Smoker Preferred Plus Rates
I received these term life insurance price quotes through a term life insurance comparison quoting engine (many of these are available on the Web), and these rates, companies, or life insurance products may not be available in your state.
The Preferred Plus rates are the lowest rates, and they are for people in exceptionally good health. So, if you are in great health — eat right, exercise, maintain a healthy weight — these are the prices you will pay, right? Not necessarily.
With auto & home insurance, agents usually qualify you for the rates you will pay at the time of application, and you start coverage with your first payment. Life insurance is different.
With life insurance, a good agent will estimate the rate you should pay based on your health information, then you complete and submit an application to the insurance company.
The insurance company reviews your application, orders additional information, like a paramedical exam ( A paramedic meets with you, gives you a health exam, and takes your blood), to determine if they want to insure you, and the rate to charge you if you are accepted.
You may appear to qualify for the lowest Preferred Plus rates at the time of application, but for example, you may be genetically predisposed to higher cholesterol than a normal, very fit person, and the policy will get issued at a higher rate, due to the paramedic exam results.
With auto & home insurance, it’s easy to shop based on price. With life insurance, it is near impossible to know the lowest term life insurance rates for you before your application is accepted.
Look how the competitive positions change for the insurance companies, if you qualify for Preferred rates, instead of Preferred Plus rates:
Female Age 22 Non Smoker Preferred Rates
Notice how Royal Neighbors of America has the lowest monthly premium for the Preferred Plus & Preferred class rates? But if you applied, and your policy is issued at the Standard Plus class rate, Royal Neighbors is almost $5 more a month than the insurance company with the lowest premium for the Standard Plus rate, as you can see below. It turns out, Assurity has the lowest Standard Plus rates. Should you turn around and apply to Assurity?
Each life insurance company has its own criteria for health class placement. You may qualify for Preferred with Banner at $22.31 a month, but only the Standard Plus rates with Royal Neighbors at $27.50 a month, instead of Royal Neighbors Preferred rate at $19.58 a month.
Female Age 22 Non Smoker Standard Plus Rates
You may have noticed the top term life insurance companies in each health category have rates close in price to each other, but there is a bigger difference in price among the health categories.
For example, Royal Neighbors is $15.83 a month in the Preferred Plus category, but is $19.58 for the Preferred category, and $27.50 a month for the Standard Plus rate class.
This is why it’s best to use a good agent, because you can’t find the best priced term life policy for you without one. This is different than my advice about shopping for auto & home insurance.
A good agent will quote you an accurate term life quote at a competitive price, based on the agent’s knowledge of the rules of different insurance companies and you, your health, your family’s health history, & your habits.
A bad agent quotes everyone preferred rates, or low rates they may not be likely to qualify for, after asking you few questions. A poor or inexperienced agent wants you to apply based on the low ball price, then they will explain & apologize for the much higher rate when the policy is issued, hoping you will pay it.
Look at these rates below for the Standard health category. All 4 of these categories are for healthy people. What if you have a minor medical condition, or you are overweight? A good agent knows the insurance companies with the best rates for certain health conditions, such as diabetes, or hefty people.
Female Age 22 Non Smoker Standard Rates
All 5 of these companies have low, competitive rates. But many life insurance companies, some with very familiar brand names, charge a lot more for their term insurance. Take a look at these companies standard rates for a woman, age 22, non-smoker:
If you want low term life insurance rates, a good policy, and a smooth process getting the coverage you need, comparison shop with several agents, so you can find a good agent offering the best life insurance options for you at a competitive price. Term life insurance is inexpensive, and a good agent can make getting it easy for you.
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