Term life insurance is very inexpensive. How affordable is it for a man, age 24? To show you how inexpensive it can be, I’m doing a group of blog posts with term life rates, for the insurance companies with the best prices at various ages. Term life insurance rates are lower now because of health care advances & people living longer. You should review your life insurance needs with your agent each year, and if you bought a term life policy several years ago, you may qualify for better rates, or a lot more coverage for what you pay now. Here are the 5 life insurance companies with the lowest price for a 20 year term life insurance policy with a $500,000 death benefit, over 4 health classes for a twenty four year old male non-smoker.
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Male Age 24 Non Smoker Preferred Plus Rates
I found these term life insurance rates through a term life insurance quote comparison engine (many of these are available on the Web), and these prices, companies, or life insurance policies may not be available in your state.
The Preferred Plus rates are the lowest rates, and they are for people in extremely great health. So, if you are in very good 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 competent 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 physical exam & takes a blood sample), 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 very difficult 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:
Male Age 24 Non Smoker Preferred Rates
Do you see how American General had the lowest annual premium at the Preferred Plus class rate, but if you applied, and your policy is issued at the Preferred class rate, American General falls to number 5 for annual premium. It turns out, MTL Insurance has the lowest Preferred rates. Should you turn around and apply to MTL? Maybe not, because each life insurance company has its own criteria for rate class placement.
For example, you may qualify for Preferred with American General, but only the Standard Plus rates with MTL. As you can see below, MTL is not even in the top 5 insurance companies with the lowest term rates for the Standard Plus health category.
Male Age 24 Non Smoker Standard Plus Rates
You may have noticed the top term life insurance companies in each health class have rates close in price to each other, but there is a bigger difference in price among the health categories.
For example, Ohio National Life is $21.81 a month in the Preferred Plus category, but is $28.93 for Preferred, and is $40.50 for the Standard category. It’s not even in the top 5 companies with the lowest rates for the Standard Plus class.
This is why it’s best to use a good, experienced 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, where it’s easy to shop for the best price on your own.
A good agent will quote you an accurate term life quote, based on the health class you will likely qualify for, at a competitive price. A good, experienced agent asks you questions and uses their knowledge of the rules of different insurance companies, and consider 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 lowest 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 health rate classes 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 hypertension, or hefty people.
Male Age 24 Non Smoker Standard Rates
It pays to shop. Here are 5 life insurance companies, including a few popular brand names, with much more expensive standard term life insurance rates for a 24 year old male non-smoker:
Notice AAA Life Insurance Company has competitive standard plus rates, but uncompetitive standard rates. Anyone of the more expensive companies listed above may have great rates at a different age or health class.
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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