In this day and age when you buy something, it always comes with an extended warranty.
It usually costs extra but the intent is to give you peace of mind for the lifetime of that product.
Unfortunately, many of these extended warranties only last maybe another three, four, or five years.
What if you could buy a product that offered a 30-year guarantee?
Would that give you the peace of mind that you need?
When buying life insurance, if purchasing a 30-year term life insurance policy, it will do just that.
So many things can happen in our lives; new kids, new jobs, new homes, more stress. A lot of life situations can lead to drastic changes in our health.
Where you may be a fit triathlete today, who knows what can happen tomorrow?
Why not have the peace of mind of locking in a 30-year term life insurance policy when you’re at your best health?
I’m amazed when I talk to young individuals that only want to purchase a 10-year term life insurance policy, or sometimes a 20-year term life insurance policy. The most common reason I hear is they want to save money.
Well they might be saving money in the short term, they don’t realize what could happen in the long term. I’ve seen several instances of individuals that were what my friend would call “superfit” and easily qualify for a preferred plus rating, but circumstances beyond their control lead to a deterioration of health.
So if they want to renew the policy, when their other term policies are coming to an end, they’re now going to have to pay a much higher rate if they can get any insurance coverage at all. It seems to me the most common item overlooked when buying a 30-year term policy is that if your needs change where you don’t need it anymore, then you just stop paying it. A 30-year term policy does not mean that you are locked in for a 30-year contract. It just means that you have the right to be insured for that time period. So if your needs ever changed, it’s as simple as not making the payment anymore.
30 year life insurance with big savings.
Before buying a 30-year term policy, it’s important to compare all the different options and all the different insurance carriers at once. If you’re going to buy a contract for that period of time, you want to make sure that you’re buying it with the highest rated carrier possible. One measure that you can use is A.M. Best’s rating scale to see how the insurance company compares to its peers. When comparing rates, if you can save $10 a month by purchasing an insurance carrier with an A- A.M. Best rating versus an A.M. Best A+ rating, it would behoove you to pay the extra money to go with the more highly rated carrier.
What if you have pre-existing conditions?
Another common fear that individuals have in purchasing a 30-year term life insurance policy is that if they have health conditions, will that prevent them from not getting approved? Absolutely not. Just because you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or any other high-risk condition, does not mean that you’ll get denied when applying for a 30-year term life insurance policy. What that does mean is that you may pay a higher rate.
When applying for the life insurance policy, make sure to be transparent with the underwriters in sharing everything that you can about your condition.
The more you share in the beginning will help your case when trying to get the approved coverage.
Additionally, there are some ways that you can secure lower insurance rates. The first ways are to start a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Both of these are going to help you lower your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, and lower your heart rate. Additionally, it will help you lose weight, and all of these are going to translate into lower monthly premiums for your life insurance policy.
Another way to ensure that you’re getting the best rates is to eliminate any tobacco that you currently use. If you’re a smoker, you’re going to pay drastically more for your policy than a non-smoker is going to pay for the same amount of coverage. In fact, tobacco users are going to pay around twice as much for life insurance.
Can you get a 30-year term policy without a medical exam?
You sure can. This is sometimes called simplified issue or guaranteed acceptance life insurance policies. While you can qualify for these, it will most often be much cheaper to go the traditional underwriting route, but if you want to avoid the six- to eight-week process and you’ve never been denied for insurance, then getting a simplified issued policy will be as simple as answering a few questions and getting your policy delivered in approximately three business days.
There are a view advantages and disadvantages of these plans that you should be aware of before you purchase a plan without a medical exam. The first advantage is that anyone can purchase theses insurance policies, regardless of health or any preexisting conditions. Regardless of your health, you shouldn’t have to go without life insurance protection.
The next advantage is that you can get insurance protection much quicker than you would with a traditional insurance plan that requires you to take a medical exam before getting coverage. Because you don’t have to wait to take the medical exam or wait for the results, you can get insurance protection in a matter of days versus up to a month with a traditional insurance plan.
Just like every other type of plan, there are pitfalls that come along with these plans. One of them is the cost. A no exam plan is going to cost much more than a plan that requires the medical exam before you get approved for coverage. Because the insurance company doesn’t get as much information about your health, they are taking more of a risk by insuring you. They are going to offset that risk by charging you more every month. If you want to get the most affordable life insurance plan, you’ll want to choose a plan that requires a medical exam.
Another disadvantage to these plans is that there is a limit on how much coverage you can get. With a 30 year no medical exam, you’re going to be drastically limited on the amount of coverage you can get with your life insurance plan.
Quotes on a 30-year term life insurance.
A 30-year term life insurance policy does not cost as much as you think it would. Many people just assume that since it’s such a long term, that the costs are astronomical. It’s far from it. Here are some examples of how much a 30-year term policy costs for both males and females.
$250,000 30 Term Policy Rates
|Sex||AGE||30Yr Term Life Policy||Company 1||Company 2||Company 3|
|Male||25||Face amount $250,000||Banner Life|
|Male||35||Face amount $250,000||Banner Life|
|Male||45||Face amount $250,000||Genworth Financial|
|Female||25||Face amount $250,000||SBLI|
|Female||35||Face amount $250,000||Genworth Financial|
|Female||45||Face amount $250,000||SBLI|
$500,000 30 Term Policy Rates
|SEX||AGE||30YR TERM POLICY||COMPANY 1||COMPANY 2||COMPANY 3|
|MALE||25||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|MALE||35||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|MALE||45||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|GENWORTH FINANCIAL |
|FEMALE||25||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||AMERICAN GENERAL|
|FEMALE||35||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||AMERICAN GENERAL|
|FEMALE||45||$500,000 FACE AMOUNT||GENWORTH FINANCIAL|
$1,000,000 30 Term Policy Rates
|SEX||AGE||30YR TERM POLICY||COMPANY 1||COMPANY 2||COMPANY 3|
|MALE||25||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|NORTH AMERICAN CO.|
|MALE||35||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|MALE||45||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||BANNER LIFE|
|FEMALE||25||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||AMERICAN GENERAL|
|NORTH AMERICA CO.|
|FEMALE||35||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||SBLI|
|FEMALE||45||$1,000,000 FACE AMOUNT||SBLI|
As you can see, one of the biggest determining factors is calculating your monthly premiums is how much coverage you’re going to pay. It’s vital that you get enough life insurance coverage for your family. There are several different things that you need to account for when you’re calculating your life insurance needs.
The first thing is your debt and final expenses that you would leave for your family. The primary goal of your life insurance is to give your family the money that they need to pay off any debts that they would be responsible for after your passing.
The next factor that you need to account for is your salary. The secondary goal of your life insurance is to replace your paycheck if something tragic were to happen to you. If you’re one of the main income earners in your household, your family would suffer if something were to happen to you, but that’s where your life insurance plan comes in. It gives your loved ones the money that they need to replace your paycheck without having to sacrifice their standard of living.
If you’re interested in getting a quote a 30-year term policy, be sure to use our free quote engine here on the side. If you think you might have a high-risk condition, then just call us toll free at 855-457-6525 so that we can best assess your situation to make sure to get you connected with the right carrier.
We know that finding the perfect life insurance plan can be a long and difficult process, but we are here to help. We can help you compare the rates from dozens of insurance companies all at once. We can also help you decide which plan is going to fit your needs the best.
Because you can’t predict the future, you shouldn’t wait any longer to get the insurance protection that your family deserves. Contact one of our agents today and we will get the process started.
Article by Jeff Rose
Jeff Rose+ is a Certified Financial Planner™ in Illinois and the CEO/Founder of Alliance Wealth Management, LLC. He's seen first hand the importance of having life insurance and encourages everyone to get a free term life insurance quote today.
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