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What’s the Cost of Term Life Insurance? (Sample Monthly Rates for 2018)

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When we have an interest in purchasing a product or service, our first question is usually, “How much does it cost?” Buying a term life insurance policy is no different!

According to a recent LIMRA study, the primary reason that most Americans don’t have life insurance is not because they don’t need it, it’s because they overestimate the cost!

In this article, we’ve shed some light on the cost of term life insurance by providing sample rates by age and gender for applicants in average to excellent health.

Quick Article Guide

  1. What’s the Cost of Term Life Insurance?
  2. 10-Year Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health
  3. 15-Year Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health
  4. 20-Year Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health
  5. 30-Year Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health
  6. What Life Insurance Rate Class Am I?
  7. Need a Personalized Quote? We Can Help

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What’s the Cost of Term Life Insurance?

what's the cost of life insuranceThe cost of your term life insurance is determined by four primary factors. These factors are: your age, your gender, your health, and your lifestyle. We’ve briefly explained each one of these factors to explain how life insurance companies determine an applicant’s “risk” and ultimately, the cost of their policy.

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Average Cost of Term Life Insurance By Age
As we get older, our mortality risk increases. After the age of 40, term life insurance rates typically increase by an average of 10 to 15% each year.

Below, we illustrated the average monthly cost of $250,000, 10-year term life insurance for an applicant in average or “standard” health.

*Monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018 and are provided for illustrative purposes only.

Average Cost of Term Life Insurance by Gender
Statistically, women live longer than men – and because of this fact, they typically pay lower life insurance rates. On average, rates for a female tend to pay 15% to 40% less for their life insurance than males.

Below we illustrated the average monthly cost of $250,000, 10-year term life insurance policy for a female in average health versus a male in average or “standard” health.

*Monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018 and are provided for illustrative purposes only.

How Heath Affects the Cost of Term Life Insurance
Life insurance companies usually review your medical records and prescription history before approving your policy. Most life insurance companies use 12 to 16 rates classes to determine your risk and cost of coverage.

In the chart below, we’ve illustrated the monthly cost of a 10-year $250,000 term life insurance policy for a male in excellent, very good, good, and average health for their age.

*Monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018 and are provided for illustrative purposes only.

How Lifestyle Affects the Cost of Term Life Insurance
Life insurance companies evaluate your occupation and hobbies before approving your application. If you use tobacco, have a dangerous occupation, or a hazardous hobby, you can expect to pay more for your life insurance.

Below we’ve compared the monthly cost of a $250,000, 10-year term life insurance policy for a non-smoking male in “preferred” health versus a smoking male in “preferred” health.

*Monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018 and are provided for illustrative purposes only.

10-Year Level Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health

The shortest-term length that most life insurance companies offer is a 10-year term. Because they offer the shortest period of guaranteed coverage and rates, a 10-year term is the least expensive option that many life insurance companies offer.

Below, we’ve shared the cost of a 10-year term for male and female applicants between the ages of 30 and 80.

Average Cost of 10-Year Term Life Insurance Policy:

$100,000 – 10 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$7.14$8.00$10.41$10.41$16.98$21.38
35$7.14$8.08$10.41$10.41$19.54$23.99
40$8.34$9.29$12.53$12.53$24.77$31.15
45$10.84$12.56$16.31$16.51$32.68$43.34
50$14.10$16.51$22.79$23.91$46.35$62.87
55$19.52$23.13$33.05$33.45$70.00$94.25
60$28.55$33.63$49.28$50.57$102.60$132.88
65$52.63$62.87$80.87$86.69$157.47$201.59
70$87.66$104.31$126.72$143.90
$257.00$297.37
75$155.73$186.27$240.68$263.74$425.39$550.74
80$388.03$428.54$504.22$606.47$961.86$1,140.15
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$100,000 – $10 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$6.88$7.57$9.55$9.55$14.87$17.51
35$6.88$7.65$9.63$9.63$16.72$19.70
40$7.91$9.12$11.70$11.70$19.98$24.82
45$9.98$11.70$15.58$15.91$27.02$35.11
50$12.64$14.08$18.52$19.95$37.75$50.16
55$17.11$19.43$24.46$25.80$50.95$70.22
60$23.29$27.69$34.06$37.32$71.28$91.26
65$33.45$42.94$51.83$57.96$97.68$137.19
70$58.22$67.85$84.57$92.79$154.79$211.02
75$109.05$126.51$156.38$178.11$263.47$328.06
80$296.67$328.08$370.78$446.51$711.65$968.62
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$250,000 – 10 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$9.46$11.40$15.05$16.34$29.02$38.27
35$9.46$11.71$15.93$16.34$32.03$43.00
40$11.61$14.62$20.40$20.86$46.87$60.84
45$16.77$21.07$27.73$30.74$67.08$91.37
50$23.65$30.32$39.22$47.64$97.39$134.07
55$38.06$44.77$58.97$71.51$146.54$198.88
60$58.15$70.90$91.50$114.43$230.00$295.24
65$102.75$121.85$148.57$190.30$373.56$486.86
70$178.06$219.99$264.68$325.72$577.40$734.28
75$339.21$417.30$497.51$619.20$980.68$1,263.90
80$772.97$875.20$1,146.12$1,290.00$2,125.92$2,760.42
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$250,000 – 10 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$8.60$10.32$13.08$14.19$23.65$29.45
35$8.82$10.54$13.78$14.19$26.44$34.18
40$10.75$13.12$16.98$18.92$37.32$47.64
45$15.05$18.92$23.92$26.01$52.80$72.58
50$20.43$25.37$31.57$36.33$75.85$101.82
55$29.24$34.62$45.46$52.24$108.15$145.20
60$42.14$50.53$65.79$72.89$157.30$208.56
65$66.87$79.69$108.04$120.91$234.30$298.32
70$108.26$130.08$175.22$204.21$360.62$447.55
75$226.11$273.88$324.63$379.65$514.37$733.65
80$537.25$639.19$790.78$879.16$1,580.69$2,127.56
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$500,000 – 10 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$13.76$17.20$23.28$26.66$48.72$67.94
35$13.76$17.63$25.49$26.66$56.33$77.83
40$18.06$23.32$32.77$36.12$80.08$113.95
45$27.52$36.12$46.32$55.90$122.55$174.41
50$40.62$54.61$71.73$85.57$182.32$255.21
55$67.62$80.57$105.16$133.90$286.29$376.62
60$108.87$130.50$169.32$204.11$434.76$551.89
65$195.02$243.00$301.91$353.50$720.33$901.59
70$321.93$421.08$522.14$622.10$1,061.72$1,462.47
75$649.39$792.33$966.55$1,181.49$1,911.26$2,520.14
80$1,499.47$1,661.95$2,095.28$2,486.44$3,575.44$4,645.52
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$500,000 – 10 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandard Preferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$12.04$14.19$19.78$22.76$32.63$46.98
35$12.47$15.48$20.21$22.79$45.24$54.52
40$16.34$20.64$27.43$31.24$65.27$82.47
45$24.27$31.82$38.58$45.58$94.94$132.35
50$33.82$44.29$54.42$65.44$140.95$194.36
55$50.37$63.20$80.91$93.65$194.70$206.22
60$73.97$93.92$115.50$135.36$292.16$383.24
65$119.57$147.51$186.41$220.61$430.76$569.36
70$200.28$239.85$300.56$378.67$661.76$887.84
75$424.41$512.56$642.25$684.99$1,021.48$1,579.82
80$1,066.41$1,251.56$1,493.19$1,708.72$2,418.68$3,251.16
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

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15-Year Level Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health

While a 15-year term is less commonly purchased than a 20-year term, it may provide the ideal period of protection for someone with adolescent children, or for people in their 50’s that want to bridge their life insurance coverage until their expected retirement age.

In this section, we’ve illustrated the cost of a 15-year term for male and female applicants between the ages of 30 and 70.

Average Cost of 15-Year Term Life Insurance Policy:

$100,000 – 15 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$7.65$8.45$10.74$11.44$17.54$23.14
35$7.74$8.94$10.91$11.70$21.56$27.04
40$9.12$10.41$14.34$14.88$28.42$37.38
45$13.44$14.85$19.79$21.41$38.36$50.29
50$18.49$21.22$27.36$28.89$55.81$72.54
55$25.80$31.56$40.62$42.57$86.43$110.81
60$38.53$48.16$61.36$68.20$128.48$170.44
65$68.89$83.42$109.05$119.50$200.04$229.18
70$122.81$150.33$188.69$213.02$336.52$382.70
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$100,000 – 15 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferred Standard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$7.48$8.34$9.68$11.18$15.66$19.36
35$7.48$8.43$9.68$11.35$17.42$22.79
40$8.94$10.15$12.48$14.28$22.44$29.22
45$11.78$12.90$16.05$17.80$32.38$42.24
50$13.85$16.51$20.81$22.88$47.04$59.19
55$20.38$23.74$30.42$33.35$63.27$86.31
60$29.41$35.09$45.97$49.37$92.58$123.11
65$44.46$53.06$76.30$78.11$138.51$181.19
70$77.66$92.45$131.74$131.84$221.85$286.62
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$250,000 – 15 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$10.51$13.33$16.34$19.39$33.11$43.00
35$15.48$21.07$29.15$32.72$37.84$51.17
40$12.97$17.20$23.07$26.14$54.52$73.87
45$22.36$26.08$33.39$40.96$83.85$112.01
50$30.82$39.09$46.82$60.04$121.17$170.21
55$46.05$58.57$75.34$95.61$179.87$265.89
60$76.47$93.22$119.76$150.84$299.84$395.56
65$138.42$172.24$206.67$268.93$449.48$505.59
70$252.66$314.91$373.82$480.03$762.95$930.86
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$250,000 – 15 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferred Standard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$9.89$12.02$15.48$17.20$27.30$33.54
35$10.32$12.65$16.04$17.84$31.17$41.71
40$12.47$15.69$20.55$23.98$44.63$58.82
45$17.63$21.71$29.36$33.72$66.29$87.78
50$23.87$30.10$39.98$45.80$96.23$128.27
55$33.54$42.86$57.62$65.36$141.68$178.79
60$54.61$64.29$83.42$104.75$209.88$268.88
65$89.01$109.65$148.44$176.36$316.72$409.27
70$153.94$192.94$272.34$297.34$458.07$628.12
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$500,000 – 15 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferred Standard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$15.05$20.21$27.00$32.49$57.42$78.76
35$15.48$21.58$29.15$32.72$69.14$92.43
40$20.21$28.81$38.61$45.92$100.10$134.93
45$36.17$42.87$56.02$75.13$155.23215.77
50$54.32$70.05$85.52$111.39$235.55$325.85
55$85.57$115.22$143.13$180.60$353.37$513.42
60$141.72$184.30$226.97$281.87$553.75$760.15
65$257.02$310.82$406.77$516.79$892.59$1,005.25
70$462.88$619.55$741.44$943.29$1,519.53$1,865.29
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

$500,000 – 15 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred Best PreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$14.19$17.97$24.42$28.71$40.02$56.99
35$15.05$19.65$25.71$29.48$54.52$76.02
40$19.96$25.37$34.74$41.62$80.32$104.40
45$29.24$36.98$50.05$60.20$124.61$163.31
50$41.71$51.60$73.00$84.82$183.52$242.00
55$60.20$78.70$103.22$122.25$272.53$334.88
60$96.32$121.26$159.28$200.93$381.48$531.82
65$165.98$202.53$271.07$331.10$616.44$750.64
70$260.04$347.87$510.70$569.40$893.64$1,309.44
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.

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20-Year Level Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health

The most commonly purchased term length is a 20-year term. These policies are most expensive than a 10-year, or 15-year term, but they also offer a longer guaranteed period of coverage. Most life insurance companies stop offering 20-year terms to qualifying individuals after the age of 70, but other comparable options may be available.

Below, we’ve shared the cost of a 20-year term for male and female applicants between the ages of 30 and 70.

Average Cost of 20-Year Term Life Insurance Policy:

$100,000 – 20 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandard Preferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$9.03$10.41$12.82$12.99$20.98$27.28
35$9.12$11.01$14.10$14.36$24.90$32.23
40$10.92$12.81$17.33$17.97$34.06$46.35
45$16.08$19.01$24.46$25.71$48.39$64.61
50$22.27$26.23$34.67$36.62$73.53$88.91
55$33.71$39.82$50.82$55.64$113.96$136.62
60$53.23$63.12$81.76$92.55$162.37$211.65
65$98.81$113.86$144.66$164.26$236.50$276.35
70$189.80$213.62$252.24$311.58$457.31$537.30
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

$100,000 – 20 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$8.26$9.12$11.46$12.47$17.78$21.38
35$8.51$9.80$12.40$12.97$20.42$25.78
40$10.23$11.27$13.93$15.69$27.19$35.11
45$13.33$14.88$20.13$20.55$38.54$50.51
50$18.32$19.69$27.27$28.29$55.35$71.65
55$25.11$28.12$36.96$40.16$80.96$104.54
60$36.98$42.48$57.79$64.48$119.59$146.41
65$63.90$83.78$100.54$175.88$187.88$230.96
70$153.70$166.69$183.61$216.41$340.52$417.55
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

$250,000 – 20 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$13.11$16.31$19.67$22.06$39.77$50.31
35$13.72$17.20$21.20$22.52$47.73$65.40
40$17.85$21.88$28.85$32.72$69.18$96.53
45$27.95$33.35$44.53$50.90$108.36$146.52
50$41.43$48.87$64.08$75.94$159.23$210.26
55$63.64$76.88$96.81$124.43$242.00$324.06
60$110.03$126.30$164.38$201.14$370.01$459.45
65$206.25$246.82$328.82$383.34$505.59$577.49
70$411.85$488.61$565.79$658.46$1,039.34$1,321.00
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

$250,000 – 20 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$11.80$13.76$17.41$19.76$32.03$38.27
35$12.04$15.26$19.45$21.13$39.04$50.16
40$15.27$18.92$24.64$27.59$55.66$71.72
45$22.57$26.30$34.88$39.99$82.23$106.34
50$31.17$37.60$49.41$57.70$119.67$149.55
55$49.45$55.68$71.43$85.51$180.73$212.33
60$77.62$91.38$116.30$141.00$259.22$328.00
65$136.74$166.84$211.77$249.46$422.41$485.83
70$269.94$321.78$403.00$471.41$773.90$1,042.14
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018.  GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

$500,000 – 20 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$20.21$26.53$32.91$37.82$67.43$92.79
35$21.07$27.57$35.60$38.75$88.47$120.74
40$28.32$35.22$47.37$59.64$131.31$179.08
45$46.27$55.52$80.73$94.17$207.97$276.40
50$69.92$83.97$113.82$141.87$307.56$408.96
55$111.42$141.34$186.05$236.03$477.64$616.96
60$192.07$237.98$297.82$388.03$724.89$900.76
65$392.82$473.22$569.12$752.15$1,005.25$1,007.40
70$803.50$957.48$1,085.23$1,293.31$2,078.67$2,662.00
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

$500,000 – 20 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferred Standard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$17.54$20.98$28.72$32.16$47.85$70.43
35$18.49$24.42$32.05$35.96$67.86$91.50
40$24.22$31.82$40.70$47.21$96.66$123.75
45$38.70$45.58$61.82$73.10$152.99$206.31
50$55.47$67.90$91.50$108.27$222.22$292.74
55$88.97$101.75$130.92$161.68$336.60$418.73
60$139.32$168.13$217.52$270.62$483.88$649.64
65$248.16$312.61$386.32$481.63$817.69$960.10
70$531.87$635.56$808.83$931.25$1,547.79$2,084.27
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for 70-year-old applicants.

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30-Year Level Term Rates for Applicants in Average to Excellent Health

A 30-year term is the longest term that the vast majority of life insurance companies offer. These policies are more expensive than a 10, 15, or 20-year term, but they also offer a much longer period of protection. After the age of 58, very few companies offer a 30-year term, but a comparable option with guaranteed level rates and coverage until age 90, 95, or 100, may be available.

Below, we’ve compared the cost of a 30-year term for male and female applicants in average to excellent health who are between the ages of 30 and 60.

Average Cost of 30-Year Term Life Insurance Policy:

$100,000 – 30 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred Best PreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$12.85$14.02$16.34$19.10$29.93$36.98
35$14.10$15.74$18.92$21.67$35.52$47.90
40$17.89$21.24$25.46$28.94$52.29$63.47
45$24.21$30.36$36.89$42.14$84.88$97.01
50$36.81$43.69$53.32$63.23$116.70$130.46
55$68.63$72.50$74.99$87.55$194.90$236.60
60$118.60$129.81$150.40$150.40$277.60$302.20
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

$100,000 – 30 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandard Preferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$11.52$12.38$14.28$16.81$22.36$28.90
35$12.13$13.42$15.93$18.14$28.12$35.26
40$15.14$17.16$20.42$23.36$40.57$50.60
45$19.71$22.88$28.43$31.65$59.49$74.89
50$29.15$33.54$41.88$46.23$87.65$114.05
55$50.91$56.41$70.79$71.65$135.99$149.97
60$99.90$111.60$127.36$127.36$204.30$237.60
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

$250,000 – 30 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$19.78$23.87$28.60$36.34$63.64$81.27
35$22.43$25.66$33.78$40.05$75.68$100.83
40$29.67$34.62$45.58$55.63$112.01$143.83
45$44.29$55.04$69.23$87.29$178.23$229.62
50$66.22$84.71$108.36$135.18$270.25$299.19
55$123.63$147.06$172.65$201.80$478.00$546.60
60$282.43$302.48$366.77$366.77$630.91$755.50
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

$250,000 – 30 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandard Preferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$16.98$19.96$24.94$28.81$45.79$57.84
35$19.41$22.09$26.84$32.68$55.45$75.46
40$24.72$29.10$37.18$43.39$83.12$105.05
45$36.33$41.34$53.11$63.21$130.02$156.65
50$52.89$61.06$78.05$94.47$187.39$221.58
55$90.73$104.06$132.72$163.74$328.86$364.90
60$233.60$250.82$292.34$292.34$473.95$594.00
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

$500,000 – 30 Year Term for a Male
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$32.68$41.28$51.08$65.25$100.92$149.64
35$37.75$44.44$60.34$74.73$142.68$183.95
40$52.46$61.92$83.85$104.58$216.20$275.11
45$81.27$102.77$131.15$166.41$346.28$431.20
50$125.13$161.25$209.41$262.94$530.10$592.11
55$239.94$286.81$337.98$390.48$936.05$1,082.55
60$562.45$604.96$725.95$733.52$1,175.30$1,366.10
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

$500,000 – 30 Year Term for a Female
What Rate Class Am I?

Current AgePreferred BestPreferredStandard PlusStandardPreferred TobaccoStandard Tobacco
30$27.43$33.45$44.63$47.42$71.34$100.05
35$31.82$37.84$49.36$59.25$104.83$142.67
40$43.00$51.17$67.51$79.98$153.42$202.01
45$63.64$75.25$99.24$117.82$240.28$307.36
50$97.61$113.95$148.78$182.99$347.78$437.22
55$174.15$200.81$254.05$319.08$639.91$720.90
60$448.75$495.45$549.15$572.30$906.70$1,071.20
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*Displayed monthly rates are accurate as of 01/01/2018. GUL rates are displayed for tobacco users age 55 and older and 60-year-old non-tobacco users.

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What Life Insurance Rate Class Am I?

what rate class am IMost life insurance companies offer 12 to 16 rate classes for non-smokers. The most common rate classes are for applicants who are considered to be in average or better health. We’ve outlined the general underwriting guidelines for each of these risk classes below.

It’s also important to note that these rate guidelines vary with each company, and some companies are a lot less lenient than others. As an example, according to the underwriting guidelines listed on State Farm‘s website, an applicant must have a cholesterol of 180 or less to qualify for their top rate class.

Non-Tobacco Rate Classes:

Preferred Best

  • No cigarette use within 5 years
  • Cholesterol of 220 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 85/135 with or without medication
  • No serious health issues
  • No more than 25-30 pounds overweight

Preferred

  • No cigarette use within 3 years
  • Cholesterol of 250 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 85/135 with or without medication
  • No serious health issues
  • No more than 30-40 pounds overweight

Standard Plus

  • No cigarette use within 12 months
  • Cholesterol of 300 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 140/90 with or without medication
  • Some minor health issues
  • No more than 40-50 pounds overweight

Standard

  • No cigarette use within 12 months
  • Cholesterol of 300 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 140/90 with or without medication
  • Average health with age-related health issues
  • No more than 50-60 pounds overweight

Tobacco Rate Classes:

Preferred Tobacco

  • Daily cigarette use
  • Cholesterol of 250 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 85/135 with or without medication
  • No serious health issues
  • No more than 30-40 pounds overweight

Standard Tobacco

  • Daily cigarette use
  • Cholesterol of 300 or less with or without medication
  • Blood pressure of 140/90 with or without medication
  • Average health with age-related health issues
  • No more than 50-60 pounds overweight

If you have serious health issues like heart disease, a history or strokes, or uncontrolled diabetes, you may qualify for a substandard rate with some companies.

To learn more about high-risk life insurance, please see our article, “Affordable High Risk Life Insurance,” or give us a call toll-free at 855-247-9555 to speak with an expert.

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