Amanda Shih

Life Insurance Expert


Amanda Shih is a life insurance editor at Policygenius in New York City. She has a passion for making complex topics relatable and understandable, and has been writing about insurance since 2017 with specialities in life insurance cost and policy types. She's previously written for Jetty and LegalZoom.


  • Amanda has a B.A. in literature and communication from New York University.

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Latest by Amanda Shih

Types of whole life insurance

Updated April 13, 2021

Who needs life insurance and why?

Updated April 9, 2021

Direct term life insurance

Updated April 8, 2021

Is life insurance taxable?

Updated April 5, 2021

What is the free look period?

Updated April 1, 2021