At IBUSA, we specialize in placing difficult cases. But that also means we excel at placing easy cases and helping our clients get the best health ratings and lowest prices possible.
We have an intimate knowledge of the top companies in the marketplace, which allows us to pair our clients with the best companies, based on each client’s unique needs, goals, and objectives.
In the following article, we’ve spent countless hours compiling the best life insurance rates from the top term and whole life insurance companies below.
The following quotes do not differentiate between exam and no medical exam life insurance, but many of the top companies offer some type of accelerated underwriting life insurance that allows you to bypass a physical.
You can click a specific age group below or simply scroll down the page.
Table of Contents:
- Best rates ages 20-29
- Best rates ages 30-39
- Best rates ages 40-49
- Best rates ages 50-59
- Best rates ages 60-69
- Best rates ages 70-79
- 40 year term life insurance rates
- How long of a term do I need?
- Whole Life Insurance rates
- How is my rate determined?
Best Term Life Insurance Rates
One thing to point out at the beginning is that getting a “quote” and actually qualifying for that quote are two different things.
We at IBUSA do our best to give you a realistic picture of how much life insurance will cost, rather than try to lure you in with promises of $10 a month life insurance rates.
Below, we provide sample life insurance rates by age for both term and whole life insurance, starting with term life insurance.
Each of the sample term life insurance quotes are for the best rate class from top rated life insurance companies. Rates are for informational purposes only, are subject to change, and must be qualified for.
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 20-29
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 30-39
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 40-49
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 50-59
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 60-69
Best Life Insurance Rates Ages 70-79
Best 40 Year Term Life Insurance Rates
In 2021, you can get as little as 1 year annual renewable term or 5 year term life, up to a 35 or 40 year term life insurance policy.
There are only a handful of companies currently offering a 35 or 40 year term length currently, but if those companies find success, we imagine more companies will follow along.
Some factors to consider
When trying to determine how long of a term period you should get, there are various factors to consider.
For example, someone looking to secure a small business loan with life insurance as collateral will probably be fine with a 10 year term.
However, a new father or mother might want a 20 year term policy to make sure they have coverage in place until their newborn has reached adulthood. For most new parents, having coverage in place until each child reaches independence is a great idea.
Also, new homeowners do well with 30 year term life because it matches the 30 year mortgage they just took out.
And you might want to lock into a level term life insurance policy for as long as possible, in which case a 40 year term life insurance policy is going to be the best option.
Alternatively, maybe term life insurance is not the right choice for you, in which case you might want to consider whole life insurance.
The following whole life insurance rates are from A- rated companies and higher. All quotes are for a preferred plus rate class, are subject to change, and must be qualified for.
$250,000, $500,000, $1,000,000 Whole Life Insurance Rates by Age
Apart from small whole life insurance policies used primarily for final expense insurance, life insurance companies offer the best life insurance rates to applicants who pass a health screening, often accompanied by a medical exam.
You can qualify for various health ratings, such as:
- Preferred Best
- Standard Plus
- Substandard (Table Rated)
- Preferred Tobacco
- Standard Tobacco
If you have a pre-exisitng condition, you can check out our pre-exisiting conditions page to determine what health rate class you may qualify for.
In addition to looking closely at your health, life insurance companies perform background checks of every applicant.
Background checks may include:
- Attending Physician Statement (APS)
- Medical Information Bureau (MIB)
- Prescription Database
- Motor Vehicle Records (MVR)
- Credit Report (looking for a recent bankruptcy)
Your Occupation and Hobbies
Your occupation and hobbies also weigh heavily on what rate class you receive, (or if you will even be approved). Certain dangerous occupations and hobbies will get you an automatic disqualify, while other jobs and hobbies might drop you a life insurance rating or two.
An example of dangerous hobbies are:
- Rock Climbing
- Sky Diving
- Scuba Diving to depths of 100 feet
And some dangerous jobs are:
- Deep Sea Fisherman
- Underwater Welder
- Some Law Enforcement Positions, such as SWAT teams
There is a lot that goes in to finding and securing the best life insurance rates. The key is working with an agency that represents many of the top companies in the USA.
So if you are shopping for term life and you want to make sure you find the best rates available for you, based on your unique health and lifestyle, give our team at IBUSA a call today. You’ll be glad you did.