Rebecca Shoenthal

Licensed Insurance Expert

Expertise

Life insurance for families, no-medical exam life insurance, annuities, senior needs.

Education

Rebecca has a B.A. in Media and Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with honors in Editing, Graphic Design, and Creative Nonfiction Writing. Rebecca completed a collection of essays for her honors thesis.

Featured in

The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, HerMoney, SBLI, John Hancock

About

Rebecca Shoenthal is a life insurance editor and licensed Life, Health, and Disability agent at Policygenius in New York City, specializing in buying life insurance and the ins and outs of life insurance ownership. She's edited award-winning and national bestselling business books by the country’s top academics, politicians, journalists, and CEOs, and is skilled at making complex ideas easier to understand. Authors she's worked with include venture capitalist John Doerr, Bloomberg's Emily Chang, NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway, thought leader Ryan Holiday, and technologist John Maeda.

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, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling book editor and publicist.

Appearance Highlights

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Want to interview a Policygenius expert?

Our experts can answer your questions about insurance, personal finance, and more. They're also pretty friendly.

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

Pro tip

Rebecca Shoenthal

Life insurance rates are cheaper when you're younger. To lock in lower premiums and save money, start shopping for a policy before major life events like buying a home or having children.

Selected stories from Rebecca

What is Standard & Poor’s (S&P)?

Updated August 31, 2021 | 2 min read

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) is a credit ranking agency that grades life insurance companies’ financial strength or how likely they are to repay life insurance claims.

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What do I do if my life insurance application is declined?

Updated August 24, 2021 | 3 min read

If you get declined for life insurance by one company, you may have more luck with another.

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Life insurance for cancer survivors

Updated August 24, 2021 | 2 min read

If you’re a cancer survivor, you can get affordable coverage from insurance companies like Symetra. Your eligibility, cost, and coverage options depend on what type of cancer you had and how long you’ve been in remission.

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