Amanda Shih

Editor & Licensed Life Insurance Expert

Expertise

Life insurance, disability insurance, types of life insurance, life insurance rates, family life insurance planning

Education

New York University (BA, Literature and Media, Culture, and Communications)

Featured in

Slate, Lifehacker, Little Spoon, Jetty, J.D. Power, Bustle

About

Amanda Shih is an editor and a licensed life, disability, and health insurance expert at Policygenius, where she writes about life insurance and disability insurance. Her expertise has appeared in Slate, Lifehacker, Little Spoon, and J.D. Power.

Experience highlights

  • At Policygenius, Amanda covers life insurance and disability insurance.

  • In June 2021, Amanda became a licensed Life, Health and Disability insurance agent in the state of New York.

  • Previously, Amanda edited award-winning and New York Times-bestselling nonfiction books at Penguin Random House and Scholastic, and served as copy chief at Washington Square News, the daily newspaper of New York University.

In the press

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Want to interview a Policygenius expert?

Journalist on a deadline? Our press team can connect you with our experts to discuss insurance, personal finance, and more. They’re also pretty friendly.

press@policygenius.com

Policygenius content follows strict guidelines for editorial accuracy and integrity. Learn about our editorial standards and how we make money.

Pro tip

Amanda Shih

Many people underestimate their need for life insurance, but just like you insure your car or phone to protect yourself, you should insure yourself to protect your loved ones.

Selected stories from Amanda

What is single premium life insurance?

Updated May 02, 2022 | 4 min read

Single premium life insurance is a policy funded by one upfront payment that comes with a cash value and lifetime coverage.

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Life insurance for high-net-worth individuals

Updated April 28, 2022 | 5 min read

Wealthy individuals with a net worth over $1 million can use life insurance as income replacement, an investment vehicle, or protection against estate taxes.

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Term life insurance: What is it & how does it work?

Updated April 28, 2022 | 7 min read

Term life insurance guarantees a death benefit if the insured dies during the term. Find out everything you need to know about term life and how it works.

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