Prudential, an A+ rated company founded in 1875, is among the best life insurers in terms of underwriting applicants with complicated medical histories, including cancer and diabetes. Their policy includes a “Living Needs Benefit” which advances part of the death benefit for policyholders who have been confined to a nursing home or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a maximum life expectancy of 6 months.
Prudential’s application process is average, with a quick turnaround time in the beginning of the process, but they require an extra phone interview with an underwriter during the final application. Their customer service is above average, with many actions available online. Prudential is best in class for underwriting applications with complicated medical histories, including cancer, CAD, and diabetes.
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Each insurer approaches health conditions differently. One insurer might ignore a heart attack from a few years ago, whereas a different insurer might rate you as a higher risk for the same thing. Here are the details of how Prudential treats a variety of common health conditions from an underwriting perspective.
|Recent Weight Loss||Excellent|
|Former Tobacco Use||Excellent|
|High Blood Pressure||Good|
Excellent - Above average; company provides excellent coverage for clients with this condition.
Good - Spot on; company doesn’t look at this condition unfavorably in underwriting.
Fair - Could use some work; clients with this condition may be issued a lower health rating, and subsequently higher rates than other insurers.
Prudential was named Fortune magazine’s #1 Life or Health Insurance company in their 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies” ranking. Prudential was also named Ethisphere Institute's World’s Most Ethical Company in 2015.
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After you're a policyholder
Quote for: $500,000, 20-year term life insurance policy for healthy, nonsmoking individuals, in California, monthly premiums
|Company||Plan||Male - Age 30||Male - Age 40||Male - Age 50||Female - Age 30||Female - Age 40||Female - Age 50|
|Mutual of Omaha||Term Life Answers||$21.66||$33.47||$85.53||$23.41||$28.66||$64.09|
|Pacific Life||Pacific PROMISE Term||$20.84||$29.59||$77.09||$19.18||$26.68||$61.67|
|Protective||Custom Choice UL||$20.37||$28.91||$76.82||$17.93||$25.25||$55.75|
|Protective||Classic Choice Term||$20.21||$28.38||$75.68||$17.63||$25.94||$55.47|
|Prudential||Return of Premium Term||$101.00||$143.62||$291.99||$88.12||$130.04||$253.37|
|SBLI||Level Premium Term||$21.32||$40.05||$96.06||$24.48||$34.71||$65.87|
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Payment methods available
Check; Auto bank draft; No credit cards accepted
Is coverage available without a medical exam?
What is the rule for converting the policy?
The policy is convertible to the lesser of level premium period (LPP) or to the first policy anniversary on or after your 65th birthday, but at least 5 years. Partial conversions are permitted.
Is temporary coverage available?
Yes, up to $1,000,000.
Riders are additions to your overall life insurance policy that turn a basic life insurance policy into something that covers more circumstances.
Child Protection Rider
Provides life insurance coverage for all eligible children.
Disability Income Rider
If you become totally disabled as a result of a qualifying event, you will not have to pay premiums for a fixed period of time.
Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
Allows you to receive a portion of the death benefit if you are diagnosed with a qualifying terminal illness.
Accidental Death Benefit Rider
Pays an additional death benefit on top of the base policy's death benefit if the death resulted from qualifying accidental injuries.
What is the rule for accelerating the death benefit? The Living Needs Benefit (included at no extra cost) pays out a portion of benefit upon terminal illness diagnosis.
What is the rule for converting the policy? The policy is convertible to the lesser of level premium period (LPP) or to the first policy anniversary on or after your 65th birthday, but at least 5 years. Partial conversions are permitted.
This policy, like all term life policies offered on our site, provides life coverage for a specific period of time (the term). The key features of this policy are standard across all the term policies we offer:
The review on this page is only for this company's term life insurance products.