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Learn the differences between the life insurance options offered by AIG and Transamerica.
Published August 3, 2018
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AIG and Transamerica are two of America’s largest life insurance companies, with well over 1,000,000 policyholders nationwide. Both companies have good consumer grades and offer competitive term life insurance rates.
So how do you choose between the two? Use average cost, health consideration, rider availability, and more as criteria for deciding which is the best company for your needs. Read on to learn more.
Men in their 40s save an average of about seven dollars a month if they elect to go with AIG. That means even if dads have put off buying life insurance for a while, they can still get competitive rates later on if they opt for AIG over Transamerica.
Average premium cost based on $500,000/20-year term life insurance policies for health, nonsmoking applicants in California.
Did you know that life insurance rates are largely dependent on both your current health and your health history?
If not, it’s also worth mentioning that not all life insurance companies are created equal, meaning some are more lenient about certain health conditions than others compared to competitors. Here’s how AIG and Transamerica approach the most commonly scrutinized health conditions from an underwriting perspective.
|Cancer Survivor/Family History||Fair||Excellent|
|Recent Weight Loss||Excellent||Good|
|Former Tobacco Use||Good||Fair|
|High Blood Pressure||Good||Good|
Learn more about the best life insurance companies for every scenario.
If you’re not satisfied with the standard provisions of a life insurance policy, you can customize it with riders to suit your needs. Here’s a comparison below of the riders offered by both AIG and Transamerica.
|Child Protection Rider||X||X|
|Accelerated Death Benefit Rider||X|
|Accidental Death Benefit Rider||X||X|
|Disability Waiver of Premium Rider||X||X|
Learn more about life insurance riders.
Life insurance companies can be ranked in several different ways. A.M. Best provides ratings based on the financial strength of the company, while J.D. Power conducts surveys based on customer service, product quality, and buyer behavior, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) provides grades based on consumer feedback.
How do AIG and Transamerica compare in financial and customer service ratings?
|J.D. Power||2 out of 5||2 out of 5|
Find more head-to-head comparisons between top-rated life insurance companies to help you make the right decision.
The question is, is AIG the right life insurance company for you, or is it Transamerica? It really depends on your individual situation, which is why it's important to look at policy cost, health considerations, riders, and customer service provided by each company before you buy.
Ready to start looking at policies from AIG, Transamerica, and other top life insurance companies? Use our coverage calculator to find plans and companies tailored to your needs.
Pat Howard is a homeowners insurance editor at Policygenius in New York City. He has written extensively about home insurance cost, coverage, and companies since 2018, and his insights have been featured on Investopedia, Lifehacker, MSN, Zola, HerMoney, and Property Casualty 360.