Amanda Shih

Editor & Licensed Insurance Expert

Expertise

Types of life insurance, policy pricing, life insurance for families

Education

Amanda has a B.A. in Literature and Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.

Featured in

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

About

Amanda Shih is an editor and licensed Life, Health, and Disability agent at Policygenius in New York City, specializing in life insurance cost and types of life insurance. Amanda has been writing about insurance since 2017, and her insights have been shared by Jetty, Slate, Lifehacker, and J.D. Power. Before Policygenius, she spent nearly a decade editing NAACP Image Award-nominated and New York Times-bestselling nonfiction books for children and adults. She is also a proofreader, manuscript editor, and book publishing consultant.

Experience Highlights

  • Licensed insurance agent (Life, Health, and Disability) in the state of New York after passing the exam in June 2021.

  • Former New York Times-bestselling and NAACP Image Award-nominated book editor

Appearance Highlights

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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.

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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

A lot of people overestimate the cost of life insurance. Term life insurance is very affordable, especially if you buy in your 20s or 30s.