Rebecca Shoenthal

Editor & Licensed Life Insurance Expert

Expertise

Life insurance for families, no-medical-exam life insurance, life insurance trusts, and senior needs

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, Media and Journalism)

Featured in

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

About

Rebecca Shoenthal is a licensed life, disability, and health insurance expert and a former editor at Policygenius. Previously, she was a non-fiction editor at Penguin Random House. As a journalist, her insights about life insurance have appeared in Fox Business, The Balance, HerMoney, SBLI, and John Hancock. As an editor, her books include New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today national bestsellers by the country’s top academics, politicians, journalists, and CEOs.

Experience highlights

  • At Policygenius, Rebecca wrote and edited 200+ articles a year about life and disability insurance. She worked closely with our sales & operations team to stay up-to-date on pricing trends and policy offerings by carriers. 

  • In June 2021, Rebecca became a licensed Life, Health, and Disability Insurance agent in the state of New York after passing the exam.

  • Previously, as an editor in book publishing, Rebecca acquired and edited a wide range of business, management, technology, and self-improvement books, including several New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Authors she's worked with include venture capitalist John Doerr, Bloomberg's Emily Chang, former Facebook VP Julie Zhuo, NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway, thought leader Ryan Holiday, and technologist John Maeda.

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

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

Buying life insurance for your parents

Updated  | 3 min read

You can buy life insurance for your parents if you depend on them financially and have their consent and participation in the application process. Alternatively, they can get their own policy and list you as a beneficiary.

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Finding your best life insurance policy

Updated  | 2 min read

Learn how to find the right life insurance policy and how medical history, hobbies, and lifestyle choices can impact your rates.

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9 common life insurance myths, debunked

Updated  | 5 min read

Get a handle on the ins and outs of life insurance before you start shopping or paying premiums. We fact-checked the life insurance myths we see the most.

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