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Does Discount Term Life Insurance Really Exist?

Everyone loves a bargain, and as Americans, we’re used to getting deals and discounts if we only search hard enough. Unfortunately there is no black friday sale, or after Christmas discounts for term life insurance.

So is there such a thing as discount term life insurance? Can you really find a sale on life insurance? While technically no, you can find and search for the best pricing on a term life insurance policy. Even though term life is fairly similar from company to company, you will find a variety of pricing.

In this blog post I’ll write about how you can get that discount on term life insurance, as well as what to look for in a term life insurance company. If you like, you can compare quotes right below this parragraph, or keep reading for more on discounted term life insurance.

Discount Term Life – What to Look for When Looking for Low Cost Life Insurance

 

When evaluating a life insurance company, the most important factor is the financial strength of the insurance carrier. You’re buying a policy because you want to protect your family for the long term, and need a company that will be around in 20,30, or even 50 years. So how do you know if a life insurance company is financially sounds? There are a few organizations that rate the financial strength of life insurance companies.

 

Most popular is A.M Best as well as Standard and Poor’s (S&P). A.M Best has 15 possible ratings – which they break down into 2 categories – secure, and vulnerable. You certainly don’t want to do business with any company that has a vulnerable rating. Here are the secure ratings:A.M Best Ratings

 

  • A++,A+ (Superior)
  • A,A- (Excellent)
  • B++,B+(Good)

 

Any life insurance company with a lower than B+ rating from A.M Best would be considered Vulnerable, and I would not recommend them. In fact, you can find plenty of excellent A, or A+ companies, so you would not need to consider anything below that.

 

Once you have found a group of high quality life insurance carriers, the next step in getting a discount on term life insurance is getting life insurance quotes. While a discount doesn’t exist, this next example will show you how shopping around for the best rates can save you money.

 

Discount Life Insurance – The difference between cheap and higher priced companies.

Let’s take an example of a 50 Year Old Female Looking for a $250,000 Term Life Insurance Policy and see which companies offer the best rates, and which aren’t. We’ll assume she is in great health and a non smoker. Here are some of the best and worst rates for this quote:Discount Term Life Insurance

 

SBLI $372.50 Annually

 

Protective Life $385.20 Annually

 

Banner Life $402.50 Annually

 

MetLife $406.50 Annually

 

Lincoln National $532.50 Annually

 

Nationwide $532 Annually

 

Mutual of Omaha $532.50 Annually

 

Lincoln Benefit Life $537.50 Annually

 

The difference between the best and worst rate is $165 annually, or $3,300 over the life of the policy, for the exact same coverage! By choosing a more competitively priced company you can save over 30% from companies like Nationwide, for example.

 

The Bottom Line 

While you won’t find a sale on life insurance, the way to get discount term life insurance is by comparing quotes among the best companies.

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Liran Hirschkorn

Liran Hirschkorn is the founder of Chooseterm.com. His mission is to help individuals across the country in finding the best rates on life insurance as well as helping individuals with high risk life insurance.

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