25 Year Term Life Insurance – Quotes and Description

25 year term life insurance is a type of policy that offers guaranteed level premiums for a 25 year term duration.

After the initial term has expired, the premiums will increase mightily, so if you need coverage longer, you might consider a 30 year term or guaranteed universal life contract as an alternative.

Interesting Fact… Who Sells 25 Year Term Life Insurance???

Very few.  I represent dozens of life insurance companies, and many of the large carriers do NOT offer a 25 year term option, such as Genworth, Prudential, and Met Life.  All of the above offer 20 or 30 year policies, but not 25.

The companies who do offer a 25 year term policy are:

  1. Savings Bank Life – the product name is “25 Year Term Guaranteed 25″
  2. American General – Product name is “Select-A-Term 25″
  3. ReliaStar/ING – Product name is “TermSmart 25″
  4. Transamerica – “TransTerm UL 25″.  Note: this is a term/universal life hybrid, which means at the end of the 25 year initial term, the policy automatically “converts” (you might say) to the underlying universal life policy structure on which it is built.
  5. Protective Life – Product’s name is “Secure T 25 Year No Lapse UL”, and the same note applies here as to the TransTerm UL 25 above.

… and there may be a few more, but I don’t represent them.

Cost of a 25 Year Term Policy

As for cost, it will probably cost a bit more than 20 year term life insurance and a bit less than 30 year term.  You can quickly get a quote using our form on the right.  We have dozens of companies to compare, so you can be sure you’ll find the most competitive rate.

Be Careful! — Fewer Options means Less Competition

One word of advice.  If you have any type of health history or any other risk factors such as hazardous occupation, travels, or hobbies, a history of drug or alcohol abuse, or mental health disorder such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety/depression, be very careful about being narrow minded about “having to have” a 25 year term life insurance policy.

Remember that since only a handful of companies offer it, you may be shooting yourself in the foot by only having these companies to apply to.  It’s very possible that a different company (such as Prudential, Genworth, or Met Life) would offer you a lower rate class than the companies offering 25 year term.

That could mean that for the same price or lower, you could purchase a 30 year term policy instead.  Keep your options open and be sure to speak with a knowledgeable agent about your needs, as well as your health history.

We at Huntley Wealth Insurance are also happy to help with how to buy 25 year term insurance if you call us at 877-996-9383.

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Quotes for Second-to-Die Life Insurance and When It’s Appropriate

Family Estate Planning using Second-to-Die Life InsuranceBy far, the most common type of life insurance purchased is on a single individual.  But in the right circumstance, a second-to-die life insurance policy may be exactly what you need.

A second-to-die policy is unique in that there are two insureds (usually spouses) and a death benefit is only paid out upon the second insured’s death.  So we have two lives covered, two deaths, but only one death benefit.

In most traditional types of life insurance sales, the proceeds are left to the surviving spouse for various financial needs.  Obviously, that’s not the case here, so let’s take a look at why someone would purchase a second-to-die policy.

The top reasons to purchase second-to-die life insurance are:

Estate Planning Purposes – Approximately 90% of these policies are purchased by couple’s with large estates, who may have an estate tax problem.  This is really a simple concept.  The first spouse passes an unlimited marital deduction upon his or her death to the surviving spouse.  Upon the second spouse’s death, their entire estate is subject to various forms of taxation (income tax, possibly estate tax, etc.)   So what better way to pay the estate tax bill than with a life insurance policy, which cost pennies on the dollar, and pays out an income tax free death benefit?

Support of Children – Since the death benefit does not pass to the surviving spouse, it is usually purchased with a married couple’s children in mind.  Perhaps there are unpaid bills or debt such as a mortgage to be willed to the children, and the parents don’t want to pass away leaving their children with a loan on the house.

Affordability – Second-to-die policies are, on average, 25-40% cheaper than purchasing a policy on just one individual.  The savings could be even more drastic if one of the spouses has some health issues, but the policy is issued anyway based on the good health of the other spouse.

Sample Quote for $1 Million Death Benefit

70 Year Old Male Individual Policy through Prudential, Preferred Health = $30,305 Annually

70 Year Old Male/Female Second-to-Die through Prudential, Preferred Health = $16,907 Annually

Cash Accumulation – Since the cost of insurance (COI) in these policies is so low, some people leverage them as investment vehicles to grow its cash value account.

Charitable Bequests – Perhaps you have a favorite charity or educational institution.  Many libraries have been named and scholarship funds have been created due to the proceeds of second-to-die policies from generous benefactors.  Perhaps you can’t afford a $500,000 outright gift, but you can pay $10,000 per year.  Leverage your dollars and buy a 2nd-to-die policy with your favorite charity as beneficiary.

Types of Second-To-Die Policies

The most common type of second-to-die policy sold is universal life.  All the big carriers such as Prudential, Met Life, and ING offer a 2nd-to-die option.

Protective Life is the only life insurance company I’m aware of that has term policy with this option.  You can purchase 10, 20, or 30 year convertible second-to-die term, and boy, is it ever affordable.

The only downside with Protective’s term policy is the best health class they’ll offer is Standard.  So if you’re both in excellent health, you get somewhat of a downgrade in health classification here, as the best you can qualify for is standard.

Do the two Insureds have to be Husband and Wife?

No.  You can have second-to-die policies with mother and son, siblings, 2 business partners, etc.

For example, I used to volunteer on the board of a private school in San Diego, which had been co-founded by two wonderful women.  You could make the argument that a 2nd-to-die policy would be appropriate for the school to purchase on them for succession planning.

You see, if one were to die unexpectedly, the other could take over her responsibilities, but when they’re both gone, you could argue the school could suffer from decreased attendance while the successor moves into his or her new job.

How to Get a Second-to-Die Quote

You may notice in the quote results, you won’t find an option for second-to-die policies, so to get a quote, you’ll need to call us directly at 877-996-9383.

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