Getting Life Insurance With No Exam Required
That’s the preference for most people. Explore your options, apply for life insurance, and receive it without an exam. If that’s how you feel, there are a few things to consider.
Factors to Consider for Exam-Free Life Insurance
In many cases, you can get life insurance without an exam. There are options in term and whole life insurance. Your agent can explain the details. Below are some of the factors to consider.
Term Life Insurance without a Medical Exam
Term life insurance provides coverage for a limited period of time, or term, usually between ten and thirty years. When the term expires, you will need another policy, unless you have a policy that is renewable or that can be converted to whole life insurance. There are few things to consider, though, and we’ll talk about some of them.
- Age – Most often, plans are available for applicants who are between 18 and 70 years old.
- Premiums – They are based on the age of the person being insured. When the term of the policy is over and you need another policy, the rates may significantly increase, based on your age. Depending on your plan, premiums may be level for the entire term, increase after a specified time, or gradually increase. Premiums increase, because as we age, we are more expensive to insure.
- Health History – A review of your health history will likely be required.
- Occupation and Lifestyle – The nature of your job and the health risks involved, as well as any hobbies you have that may be extreme, can affect the cost of your premiums and the insurance you qualify for.
- Limited data gathering – At times, a urine sample may still be required.
- Coverage amount – There can be a cap on the amount of insurance you can get without an exam. The amount varies, depending on the insurance provider.
- Cost – At times, your premiums will be higher than they would be if you consent to an exam.
- Limitations – The policy main have limitations for an initial period.
There are different options for term life insurance. Find an experienced agent to discuss them.
Whole Life Insurance With No Exam
There are insurance companies, some often advertise on TV, that offer whole life insurance without an exam. Some even advertise guaranteed coverage. What are the limitations? Consider some of them.
- Age – An age range for qualification will be specified. Many plans are offered up to age 75.
- Coverage – It’s limited, and it’s usually under $100,000.
- Premiums – They are based on the age of the insured. If you don’t have a level premium plan, the cost will increase as you age. The older we get, the more it costs to ensure us. Premiums will initially cost more that term insurance, but will be less costly than having to renew a term plan or change plans after the plan expires.
- Health History – A review of your medical history will likely be required.
- Occupation and Lifestyle – If you have a job that puts your health at risk, or if you have risky, extreme hobbies, they will be factored into the cost of your insurance.
- Limited data gathering – You may need to provide a urine sample.
- Coverage amount – There may be a limit on the amount of insurance you can get without an exam. This will vary, based on the plan and insurance company.
- Cost – Your premiums may be higher than they would be if you had an exam.
- Limitations – For a specified period, the policy may have limitations.
Whole life insurance has different options. Discuss them with an experienced agent and weigh the pros and cons.
Do You Really Need Insurance Without An Exam?
Maybe. It depends on the coverage amount you want, your age, your health, and other factors. If you’re healthy, good results from an exam can result in lower premiums. If you’re nervous about having an exam, ask your agent what’s involved, how long it will take, and what qualifications the examiner has. The final decision is yours, of course. Get quotes from two or three insurance agents to discuss your options—with and without an exam.
This post is sponsored by Hunt Insurance of Raleigh, NC.