Competitive underwriting for a range of health conditions. Mutual of Omaha may offer more competitive rates for applicants with common or more complex health conditions such as anxiety, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and others. Be sure to compare carriers to make sure you're going with the one that's best for your specific conditions.
No-medical exam options for older applicants. Depending on your age and health, you could qualify for Mutual of Omaha’s fast-track term life policy, Term Life Express, which doesn’t require a medical exam. However, you will still have to answer medical questions and coverage amounts are lower.
Strong financial and customer ratings. Financial analysts and customers are both confident that Mutual of Omaha is a strong, reliable company. Besides strong reviews from consumer organizations and high marks from financial rating firms, Mutual of Omaha has had few complaints reported to state insurance boards.
Policies are more expensive than the average. Applicants, old and younger, will likely find less expensive options with other carriers. Mutual of Omaha starts off cheaper for young applicants (but still more expensive than the competition), but shoppers in their 40s or 50s may end up paying more if they don't compare prices.
Slower turnaround time. Mutual of Omaha’s application process can be slower than average. Applying for life insurance can take as long as six to eight weeks depending on different factors, such as scheduling and undergoing medical examinations. However, application speed varies from person to person.
Mutual of Omaha offers term life, whole life, and universal life insurance. Policygenius recommends term life insurance for most people.
In the case of Mutual of Omaha, that would be their Term Life Answers policy. All scores in this review reflect that particular product.
Term life insurance
Mutual of Omaha offers two term life insurance policies, Term Life Answers and Term Life Express.
Term Life Answers is a basic term life policy with set coverage amounts, term lengths, and customizable riders.
Term Life Express is a fast-track no-medical exam option for certain applicants who apply for policies up to $300,000 in coverage. Eligibility depends on the health and age of the applicant.
Term Life Answers
This is a straightforward term life policy that provides coverage for a specific period of time. After that term is up, the coverage expires. Some applicants may not require a medical exam during underwriting, in which case they can apply for Term Life Express. Otherwise, they will have to undergo full underwriting, which includes a medical exam.
Term Life Answers
18 to 90
10-, 15-, 20-, or 30-year terms
Premiums and death benefits are fixed for the initial level term. After the end of the level premium period, this policy is renewable on an annual basis, but premiums will increase. Policies expire at age 95.
You can customize your policy by adding optional riders that provide more coverage. Some riders may not be available in all states.
Accelerated death benefit rider. If you are diagnosed with a terminal illness with less than 12 months to live, you can access up to 80 percent or $1 million of the policy’s death benefit (whichever is less).
Accidental death benefit rider. This rider pays an additional death benefit on top of the base policy’s death benefit if the death was caused by accidental injuries.
Child protection rider. This provides life insurance coverage for all eligible children. It covers all current and future dependent children, aged 15 days to 20 years old. Available coverage ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.
Disability waiver of premium rider. If you become totally disabled all premiums are waived after a six-month waiting period.
Other insured rider. This rider covers a second person with the same terms of the base policy. The premium is based on the age and coverage amount of the other insured person.
Unemployment waiver of premium rider. If you become unemployed, you will not have to pay premiums for up to six months (after a waiting period of four weeks). Your policy must already have been active for two years at the time of unemployment.
Fully underwritten applicants up to age 70 can receive temporary coverage up to $1 million.
The 10-year policy may be converted any time up to age 75. Ten-year-term policies issued at age 74 or 75 have a two-year conversion window.
The 15- and 20-year term policies can be converted before age 75.
Thirty-year term policies may be converted in the first 20 policy years.
If you become healthier while you hold a policy with Mutual of Omaha, you could get the chance to apply for lower monthly premiums. To qualify for a rate reconsideration, most people, including smokers, will have to wait one year.
Term Life Express
Term Life Express is a simplified issue policy, which means qualifying applicants will not have to undergo a medical exam. But they will have to answer questions based on their medical and prescription histories. Coverage amounts depend on the health and age of the applicant, but are typically between $25,000 and $300,000.
Policy conversion rules are the same as those for Term Life Answers, while qualifying applicants can receive temporary coverage up to $100,000 — less than the $1 million you’d get with Term Life Answers.
Accelerated death benefit and unemployment waiver of premium riders are included free of charge.
This policy is not available in New York.
Permanent life insurance
Mutual of Omaha offers several permanent life insurance policies, including whole life and universal life insurance.
The whole life insurance policies are guaranteed-issue final expense policies, so you won’t need to undergo a medical exam or answer health-related questions. These policies are typically for covering funeral expenses, medical costs, and other kinds of debt.
Unless you have very specific needs, we recommend most shoppers choose a term life policy over a permanent plan.
Across each age group, Mutual of Omaha has more expensive policies than the industry average. Younger and older applicants will be paying more per month for term life insurance with Mutual of Omaha.
To get a sense of how much Mutual of Omaha may cost, below you’ll find a sample quote of a $500,000, 20-year Term Life Answers policy for a Preferred-class, non-smoking male:
Term Life Answers Average
However, Mutual of Omaha offers competitive pricing for many common health conditions, making them an excellent choice under the right circumstances.
Mutual of Omaha term life insurance is best for people with the following conditions:
Mild arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
People with blindness
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Degenerative disc disease
Polycystic ovary syndrome
→ Read more about life insurance and chronic health conditions.
Mutual of Omaha has been in business for 112 years and provides coverage to over half a million customers. With top ratings from the three major credit rating agencies, you should feel confident that they'll be around to pay out when your family needs help most.
A.M. Best: A+
Standard & Poor’s: A+
A.M. Best is a credit rating firm that focuses especially on the insurance industry. The A+ rating (effective November 23, 2021), one of the best grades possible, means Mutual of Omaha is “superior” to most other carriers. Companies with a B grade or lower are more vulnerable to risk.
Moody’s is a bond credit rating agency that analyzes a company’s risk. They give Mutual of Omaha a score of A1, meaning they’re a low credit risk and a great investment. Companies with an A rating and above are low credit risks.
Standard & Poor’s is a credit analysis firm that publishes research on stocks, bonds, and commodities. Their A+ rating of Mutual of Omaha means they have a very strong ability to meet the financial obligations of customers. Companies are rated on a scale from AAA to D. The higher the rating, the more likely a company pays its debts.
Overall, Mutual of Omaha has higher-than-average ratings from consumer review groups like like Consumer Affairs. There are also little to no complaints to state insurance agencies, as measured by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
Consumer Affairs lets customers directly rate and write reviews on their site. Mutual of Omaha has a rating of 3.9 out of 5. Most complaints revolve around confusing whole life policies, but the company is responsive to all complaints on the platform.
Consumers Advocate is a third-party review site. There is no Mutual of Omaha life insurance review from them.
Mutual of Omaha has a whopping zero on the National Association of Insurance Commissioner’s (NAIC) National Complaint Index. This means the number of confirmed complaints submitted to state insurance departments were not enough to register on the index.
The application process with Mutual of Omaha varies depending on the policy you apply for.
Meanwhile, the Mutual of Omaha website has a whole suite of contact options, online quote tools, calculators, forms, and online applications. However, there is no live chat.
Applying for the Term Life Answers policy is fairly straightforward. You can apply online, then answer questions over the phone with an agent. You will then have to schedule an appointment with a physician unless you qualify for the accelerated underwriting policy, Term Life Express.
The average time to wait for your life insurance policy from Mutual of Omaha is longer than the average.
Once finalized, Mutual of Omaha policies are delivered electronically.