Policygenius reviews life insurance carriers based on cost, confidence, customer ratings, policy options, & ease of application. Find all of our reviews and comparisons here.
Applying for life insurance can feel intimidating.
But it’s really not all that bad, so long as you got a decent guide by your side.
Our life insurance carrier reviews include the unique details of each carrier’s main product, complete with breakdowns of all the pros and cons specific to that company. We lay it all out for you so you feel comfortable choosing the best policy long before your first premium payment.
As a major part of your family's safety net, it’s important that your carrier of choice fits your individual needs. To create the most comprehensive reviews possible, we assess life insurance carriers based five categories:
Cost: The major deciding factor for most shoppers. We compare carrier premiums to the industry average, and point out common medical conditions that can affect how much you’ll pay.
Financial confidence: Credit agencies such as Standard & Poor’s play a big part in whether a carrier deserves a recommendation. What good is a life insurance company that can’t pay the death benefit in a few decades?
Ease of application: How much time will you spend on the phone with an agent? Can you skip the medical exam? How long will you wait for your policy’s delivery? We’ll tell you how each carrier fares in those departments.
Third-party ratings: If customers from third-party sources are satisfied, chances are you will be too. We’ll pinpoint the red flags as well as any bonafides.
Policy details: We’ll break down eligible ages, term lengths, and minimum and maximum coverage amounts for each carrier. And yes, we explain what all these various terms and industry jargon means.
To make shopping for life insurance seamless we did all the research for you. With access to life insurance agents, partner carriers, and mountains of industry data, Policygenius reviewers provide all the information you need to make the right decision.
At first, it may look like many carriers have similar features. And many of them do! Similar term lengths, the same amount of optional riders, and so on.
But dig deeper and you’ll find there are slight differences when it comes to things like pricing for certain health conditions or the availability of valuable features like skipping the medical exam.
On this page, you’ll find links to every life insurance carrier review written by our editors, including carriers partnered with Policygenius as well as non-partners. This page is updated continuously, so if you’re curious about a carrier and you don't see it here, chances are you’ll find it the next time you visit.
What’s really the difference between life insurance carriers? For more detailed comparisons, you’ll want to peek at our “versus” pages. They compare and contrast individual life insurance carriers, and their premier policies, with one another.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a “one man enters, one man leaves” situation. Certain carriers are better-suited to certain people and certain conditions. If you want to decide what carrier to go with by looking at them side-by-side, then our comparison pages will help you find out what exactly it is you’re looking for.
Updated July 23, 2021 | 11 min read
AAA Life Insurance Company requires no medical exam for some of its whole life insurance products. But unless you’re in excellent health, you're going to pay a lot due to higher-than-average premiums.
Updated July 23, 2021 | 8 min read
With competitive pricing and a range of flexible term periods for its Select-a-Term product, AIG is a solid option for many life insurance shoppers.
Updated July 23, 2021 | 7 min read
Long term lengths and competitive premiums for people with complicated health issues make Banner a top contender among life insurance carriers.