2023 life insurance carrier reviews from Policygenius

Policygenius’ life insurance reviews are based on cost, confidence, customer ratings, policy options, & ease of application. Find all of our carrier reviews & information here.

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Amanda ShihEditor & Licensed Life Insurance ExpertAmanda Shih is a licensed life, disability, and health insurance expert and a former editor at Policygenius, where she covered life insurance and disability insurance. Her expertise has appeared in Slate, Lifehacker, Little Spoon, and J.D. Power.&Tim TorresReviews EditorTim Torres is a former reviews editor at Policygenius, where he specialized in life insurance, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, and more. His work has also appeared in PC Mag, Tom's Guide, Tech Times, and elsewhere.

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A lot of factors go into choosing the right life insurance company for your family. To make shopping for a policy as seamless as possible, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of our life insurance carrier reviews with links to in-depth policy breakdowns. Choosing between just a few companies? We also have helpful comparison guides for some of our most popular carriers.

With access to agents, partner carriers, and industry data, our 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 can feel comfortable choosing the best policy long before your first premium payment.

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On this page, you’ll find links to every life insurance carrier review written by our editors. The table and summaries below are a brief overview of our providers, their ratings, and what or who we recommend them for, so you can browse quickly and easily. 

This page is updated continuously, so you can always find the most up-to-date, unbiased information on what different carriers offer, their pricing, and more.

AAA Life

4.2

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How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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AAA Life provides a range of life insurance products, some of which don’t require a medical exam.

Pros

  • Variety of term, whole, and universal products

  • No medical exam for some policies

  • AAA members can receive discounts

Cons

  • High premiums

  • Low whole life coverage limits

  • Some policy changes can’t be made online

AAA offers many policy options, including term, whole, and universal life insurance. The company offers existing AAA members discounts on some policies. While term life coverage amounts range from $50,000 to $5 million, AAA’s whole life policies only offer coverage up to $75,000.

Banner Life was founded in 1949 and has insured more than 1 million people since. The company offers some of the longest term lengths and life insurance rates compared to other carriers we reviewed. People with a history of medical conditions, including a family history of cancer, may be able to find more competitive rates with Banner than other carriers. 

Bestow

4.6

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Bestow is a digital-first life insurance company offering no-medical-exam life insurance with a quick application process.

Pros

  • No medical exam required

  • Instant approval

  • Online claims filing

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Low coverage amounts

  • Not available for seniors

  • No riders available

  • No policy conversion

Founded in 2016, Bestow offers no-medical-exam term life insurance with an online application and claims system. Bestow states that application approval can take as little as five minutes. Policies do come with some restrictions, particularly around age (maximum applicant age is 59) and riders (none are currently available).

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Brighthouse Financial

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Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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5.0

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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Brighthouse Financial offers competitive rates, comprehensive coverage, and application decisions in as little as 24 hours, making it a great choice for people who want to get life insurance coverage without having to take the medical exam.

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Pros

  • Extremely affordable

  • Instant-decision applications

  • Best-in-class no-exam option

Cons

  • Traditional term life not available in CA, IL, LA, ME, or NY

  • Term life applicants limited to ages 25-50

Brighthouse Financial is one of our top picks for no-medical-exam term life insurance. Coverage is available at competitive rates, with application decisions possible in 24 hours or less. Covered ages are limited to age 25 to 49.5. Brighthouse also offers permanent life insurance: whole life insurance and an indexed universal life insurance plan meant for people who also need long-term care coverage.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Corebridge Financial

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.6

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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With competitive pricing and a range of flexible term periods for its Select-a-Term product, Corebridge is a solid option for many life insurance shoppers. Note: We are currently using AIG’s financial strength ratings until Corebridge has its own rating..

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Pros

  • Competitive pricing for all ages

  • Favorable underwriting for people with heart conditions and diabetes

  • Good for current and recently pregnant people, including people with gestational diabetes

Cons

  • Not the best for people with mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression

  • No no-medical-exam term option

Corebridge Financial (formerly AIG Life & Retirement) has lower term life insurance pricing than the industry average, even for applicants in their 60s. Corebridge also offers competitive rates for people with common health conditions like asthma and ADHD.

Fidelity Life

4.1

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Fidelity Life offers term and whole life insurance policies, including some no-medical-exam policy options.

Pros

  • No medical exams for some policies

  • Unique accidental death benefit policy

  • 30-day trial period

Cons

  • Higher-than-average rates

  • More consumer complaints than average

  • Whole life limited to age 50 and above

Fidelity Life (which is not associated with Fidelity Investments) was founded in 1896 and was one of the first carriers to sell life insurance policies to both women and men. The company offers term life insurance and no-medical-exam permanent life insurance. Rates are higher than average, but the many options make it one of our recommendations for older applicants seeking final expense insurance, also known as burial insurance.

Foresters Financial

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Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.3

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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For people under age 55 and in relatively decent health, Foresters Financial's Your Term policy is a solid choice for a term life policy. You can get it without a medical exam and coverage can be offered within 24 hours.

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Pros

  • Accelerated death benefit rider includes coverage for critical, chronic, and terminal illnesses

  • Includes several no-cost riders that aren’t available through other insurers, including Family Health Benefit Rider and Charity Benefit Provision

  • No-medical-exam option available for people up to age 55

Cons

  • Not available in New York or Maine

  • People with complicated health histories will likely find their best rates elsewhere

Foresters Financial was founded in 1874 as the Independent Order of Foresters. Its included accelerated death benefit rider covers chronic illness and critical illness in additional to terminal illness, setting it apart. It has no-medical-exam term options for people up to age 55 and is one of our top companies for seniors.

Gerber

4

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Gerber offers term, whole, and guaranteed issue life insurance for children, adults, and seniors.

Pros

  • No medical exam for seniors

  • Discount for setting up automatic payments

Cons

  • High rates for low coverage

  • Only one rider available

Gerber Life Insurance is a subsidiary of the baby food manufacturer. The company is most known for its whole life insurance for children, but also offers term and permanent life insurance for adults. Term coverage amounts are low — only up to $300,000 where many providers offer millions in coverage. However, Gerber term life insurance policies don’t require a medical exam unless you’re over age 51 and buying more than $100,000 in coverage.

Globe Life

3.9

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Globe Life provides no-medical-exam life insurance with a short application and quick turnaround, but high rates and low coverage.

Pros

  • No medical exam required

  • Short application

  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Very high monthly rates

  • Only 5-year terms available

  • Low coverage amounts

  • Poor customer ratings

  • Misleading website

  • Lackluster customer service

Globe Life doesn’t require medical exams for any of its policies and has a short online application for all coverage types. However, its term life insurance policies only last for five years (most carriers offer terms between 5 and 30 years) and top out at $100,000 in coverage. Rates are also higher than industry average, even compared to carriers offering higher death benefits.

Guardian Life

4.5

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How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Guardian Life has strong financial ratings, pays dividends to whole life customers, and term life insurance coverage up to $5 million.

Pros

  • Strong financial ratings

  • Online quote tool available

  • Convertible options available

  • Dividends for whole life customers

Cons

  • Higher-than-average rates

  • No online application

Guardian Life has been in the insurance business for more than 160 years and has high third-party financial confidence ratings. Guardian’s term life insurance rates are higher than the industry average. However, permanent life insurance owners may want to work with Guardian because the company pays dividends to cash value policyholders.

Haven Life

Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.3

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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Haven Life offers online term policies backed by MassMutual, but coverage is only available up to age 64.

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Pros

  • No-med-exam term options

  • Policies issued by MassMutual

Cons

  • Not available to people over age 64 (age 55 for Haven Simple)

  • Haven Simple not available in DE, SD, ND, or NY

Haven Life was founded in 2015 as a digital offshoot of MassMutual, which wholly owns the company and underwrites its life insurance policies. Today, it offers two term life insurance products backed by MassMutual, but people age 65 and up don't qualify.

John Hancock

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John Hancock Life Insurance Company offers competitive term life rates for people in their 50s and 60s, special coverage for people with diabetes, and incentives for healthy exercisers to save on premiums.

John Hancock provides unique perks to policyholders who log their exercise, doctor’s visits, and other healthy habits in a digital app. Consumers are eligible for retail discounts, policy discounts, and a free fitness tracker. While rates are competitive for people in their 50s and 60s, applicants age 40 and below may find lower prices elsewhere.

Liberty Mutual

4.1

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Liberty Mutual offers simplified issue whole and term life insurance and additional term life insurance options through a partner carrier, Protective.

Pros

  • No-medical-exam options are available

  • High financial and third-party ratings

  • Guaranteed convertible policy

Cons

  • Very high premiums

  • Overall lack of options

  • Can't apply online

Liberty Mutual is the third-largest property and casualty insurance company in the U.S. The company offers no-med options, including a simplified issue term life insurance policy that promises approval in as little as 10 minutes. Rates are higher than industry average.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Lincoln Financial

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.8

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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Lincoln Financial offers a diverse array of life insurance policies, including competitive no-med and high-net-worth options.

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Pros

  • Affordable rates

  • Good for many existing health conditions, including depression, stroke, and heart conditions

  • Good for marijuana users, including daily users

Cons

  • Term life not available in New York

Lincoln Financial is one of our top choices for people with pre-existing conditions, offering competitive rates to people with a variety of health conditions, including depression, stroke, and heart conditions.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

MassMutual

Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.9

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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MassMutual’s whole life insurance plan provides a lifetime coverage option that builds cash value with the potential to earn dividends.

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Pros

  • Strong financial stability ratings

  • Higher potential for dividends for whole life policyholders than many competitors

  • Good customer satisfaction ratings

Cons

  • High term life premiums

  • Term life not available through Policygenius

MassMutual has very high financial confidence ratings from expert third-party agencies. These high ratings and the potential for dividends make MassMutual our top pick for whole life insurance. MassMutual also term life insurance policy, but rates are less competitive.

Mutual of Omaha

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.5

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

A+

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Mutual of Omaha is a reputable company that offers a variety of life insurance products — including a no-medical-exam option — so that you can select the type of life insurance that best suits your needs.

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Pros

  • No-medical-exam options for older applicants

  • Strong financial and customer ratings

Cons

  • Policies are more expensive than average

  • Slow turnaround time

Mutual of Omaha may offer lower rates to applicants with complex health conditions, like arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, term life insurance rates for healthier people are higher than average across all age groups. Mutual of Omaha’s burial insurance policies are recommended for people age 80 to 85 because of their more flexible coverage amounts and availability.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Pacific Life

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.8

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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Pacific Life offers some of the lowest rates for term life insurance across age brackets. It also has the most competitive rates for many health conditions and builds.

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Pros

  • Extremely affordable across age brackets

  • Affordable guaranteed universal life insurance option for people who need lifetime coverage

  • Favorable underwriting for many health conditions

Cons

  • Traditional term life not available in NY

  • There are better carriers for active duty military, people who have a history of alcohol abuse, and people who have been through bankruptcy

Pacific Life’s term life insurance rates are lower than many competitors’, even into older age groups. Pacific Life also offers several permanent life insurance options in addition to its term life insurance policies.

Principal

4.6

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

Principal has competitive rates at every age bracket and favorable underwriting for a number of medical conditions. (Note: As of September 30, 2021, Principal no longer offers life insurance.)

Pros

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Principal no longer sells life insurance policies as of September 2021, but is maintaining its existing customer policies. Current customers will enjoy lower rates than the industry average. Principal also has high ratings across both financial ratings companies and customer service sites like the Better Business Bureau.

Protective

4.8

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How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Competitive rates, ease of use, and up to $50 million in coverage make Protective a top-tier choice for a straightforward life insurance policy.

Pros

  • One of the best values on the market

  • Variety of coverage amounts and term lengths

Cons

  • Slow application approval

  • Zero no-medical-exam options

Protective is our top life insurance company for 2023. Compared to other top carriers, Protective offers some of the most affordable term life rates, plus comprehensive coverage options like death benefits up to $50 million. However, Protective doesn’t offer any no-med exam policies.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Prudential

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.1

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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With nearly four million policyholders and 150 years to its name, Prudential offers competitive coverage options for seniors, as well as people with some of the most common medical conditions, including asthma, depression, and fibromyalgia.

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Pros

  • Good for people over 60

  • More flexible income requirements than some other insurers

  • Considers applicants with a variety of immigration statuses (visas and green cards)

Cons

  • Younger applicants will likely find better prices elsewhere

Prudential has nearly 4 million policyholders and is almost 150 years old. Prudential is a great choice for people with common medical conditions like asthma, depression, and osteoporosis. However, applicants with fewer health issues are likely to find lower rates at another company.

SBLI

4

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How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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SBLI’s term life insurance and no-med options are competitively priced for healthier people under age 50.

Pros

  • No medical exams for Level Premium Term product

  • Fast turnaround time

  • Can apply, get a quote, and file claims online

Cons

  • High rates for applicants in their 50s

  • Few third-party customer ratings

SBLI offers lower-than-average rates for younger applicants, and people with few health concerns may qualify for a no-exam policy. However, older applicants may find more competitive pricing elsewhere. SBLI also provides several online policy management options, including an option to file claims online.

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2023 Policygenius award winner

Symetra

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.3

AM Best rating 

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Symetra offers high coverage amounts, the option to reconsider rates after a year, and term life policies for people with a history of health conditions like cancer.

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Pros

  • High coverage amounts based on income

  • Best choice for people with a history of cancer

  • Good term life option for people over 70

Cons

  • Term rates are average for the industry, and many people will find their best rates elsewhere

  • Not available in some states, including CA, FL, DC, DE, ND, and SD

Symetra’s high term life insurance coverage (up to $10 million) makes it worth considering for high-earning applicants, even with its higher-than-average rates. However, Symetra offers more competitive rates to people with a history of non-invasive or low-grade cancer. The company also offers some permanent life insurance options.

Thrivent

4.3

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How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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Thrivent has high customer experience and financial ratings and competitive rates, but it only offers products to people who attest that they are Christian.

Pros

  • Competitive rates

  • Whole life policies may pay dividends

Cons

  • Products only available to people who attest to being Christian

  • Term life not available in NY

Thrivent is a Fortune 500 fraternal benefits company that offers a number of financial services and products, including life insurance, to people who identify as Christians. Term life prices are competitive, and whole life insurance policies are dividend paying.

Transamerica

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Policygenius rating 

Our proprietary rating methodology takes multiple factors into account, including customer satisfaction, cost, financial strength, and policy offerings. See the "methodology" section for more details.

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4.6

AM Best rating 

AM Best is a global credit rating agency that scores the financial strength of insurance companies on a scale from A++ (Superior) to D (Poor).

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Transamerica is one of the oldest and largest life insurance companies, with over 12 million active accounts today. It offers affordable rates for almost every age, and you can even skip the medical exam if you fall under a certain age or coverage amount.

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Pros

  • Competitive rates for term life insurance

  • No-medical-exam available for qualifying applicants, including smokers and people between 60 and 70, which is rare

  • One of the fastest turnaround times in the industry for traditionally underwritten term policies

Cons

  • Term life not available in New York

  • Not a good option for people with a history of cancer, alcohol abuse, or asthma

Transamerica is one of the oldest and largest insurance companies in the U.S. and has been in business since 1906. Applicants can skip the medical exam if they're under age 70 and buying $100,000 to $250,000 in coverage or less. Transamerica may offer lower rates than other carriers if you have some health concerns like depression and kidney stones.

TruStage

4.5

Policygenius rating

How we score: Policygenius’ ratings are determined by our editorial team. Our methodology takes multiple factors into account, including pricing, financial ratings, quality of customer service, and other product-specific features.

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TruStage offers no-exam policies with quick decisions, but term policies come with high premiums and short, five-year coverage periods and low coverage limits.

Pros

  • No medical exam requirement

  • Instant approval

  • Quick application

Cons

  • Premiums rise every five years

  • Very high premiums

  • Low coverage limits

  • Few riders available

TruStage has a simple, online application that promises fast decisions and no medical exam requirement to get covered. However, TruStage’s term life insurance coverage only lasts five years (compared to decades with other carriers) and coverage is only available up to $100,000 if you apply online ($300,000 if you apply through an agent or partner). Rates are also much higher than industry average, despite lower coverage amounts.

Our life insurance company ranking methodology

We don't get paid for our company reviews and use an extensive rubric of criteria covering policy details, price, financial confidence, third-party ratings, and customer experience to assign unbiased ratings out of five stars. Any recommendations we make are based on internal and external expert opinions and data from our Policygenius Price Index, which uses real-time rate data from leading life insurance companies to determine pricing trends. 

At Policygenius, we want affordable and robust life insurance coverage to be easy to find, for everyone. Some of the carriers above are Policygenius partners that offer coverage through our insurance marketplace, while others aren’t. You’ll see a disclaimer on any reviews for our partner carriers. 

Our ratings and reviews can help point you to an insurer you can rely on for your family’s financial protection, but the best life insurance company for you is dependent on multiple factors. A licensed agent at Policygenius can work with you through the application process so you’re getting coverage from the best insurer for your circumstances. 

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Authors

Amanda Shih is a licensed life, disability, and health insurance expert and a former editor at Policygenius, where she covered life insurance and disability insurance. Her expertise has appeared in Slate, Lifehacker, Little Spoon, and J.D. Power.

Tim Torres is a former reviews editor at Policygenius, where he specialized in life insurance, homeowners insurance, auto insurance, and more. His work has also appeared in PC Mag, Tom's Guide, Tech Times, and elsewhere.

Expert reviewer

Kristi Sullivan, CFP®, is a certified financial planner and a member of the Financial Review Council at Policygenius. Previously, she was a regional consultant at Fidelity Investments for nine years.

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