Rebecca Shoenthal

Life Insurance Expert


Rebecca Shoenthal is a life insurance editor at Policygenius in New York City, specializing in buying life insurance and the ins and outs of life insurance ownership. She's edited business books by the country’s top academics, politicians, journalists, thought leaders and CEOs, including venture capitalist John Doerr’s Measure What Matters, entrepreneur Scott Belsky's The Messy Middle, NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway's The Four, and technologist John Maeda's How to Speak Machine.


  • Rebecca has a B.A. in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Latest by Rebecca Shoenthal

What is increasing term life insurance?

Updated April 14, 2021

How does the life insurance underwriting process work?

Updated April 8, 2021

How to buy life insurance when you’re self-employed

Updated April 6, 2021

Group life insurance

Updated April 5, 2021

Cash value life insurance

Updated April 2, 2021