Term Life Insurance In Massachusetts // Free Quotes & Tips For 2019
Finding the right term insurance policy in Massachussets can be a bit confusing, and understanding what protections you have can be complicated.
We put together this post so that you can have quick access to your department of insurance as well as your guaranty association.
You will also find out information specific to the state of Massachusetts and have a better understanding of why you need life insurance if you live in Massachusetts.
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Comparing Massachusetts Life Insurance Quotes
What's The Free Look Period
When you purchase your life insurance policy you still have what is known as the "free look" period in which you can return the policy.
If you use the free look period, the insurance company must refund you all of your monies and the the policy will be cancelled.
The average free look period is 30 days; however, each company can have a different period so it is best to check with them directly.
How Life Insurance Rates Are Figured In Massachusetts
Age is going to be one of the largest factors when determining your life insurance rates in Massachusetts. The younger you are when you purchase coverage, the more affordable it is going to be.
Your gender is going to be the second largest factor when figuring out your life insurance rates. You will find that women are going to have much more affordable rates than men, primarily because they live longer than men on average.
If you are a tobacco user, you can expect your rates to be upwards of 65% more expensive on a monthly basis. With Cancer being a leading cause of death in Massachusetts, and since smoking increases your rates considerably, if you smoke, it's probably time to quit.
The amount of coverage that you purchase will also change your rates. The higher the coverage amount you purchase, the more expensive the policy will become.
Term lenght is going to be a factor because the longer the term length the more expensive a policy will become. However, don't let this fool you, if you lock your rates in for a longer term, you will actually save more money over time.
Everyone is underwritten on an individual basis, this means that if you have a twin, their rates can still be different if their health is different.
Life insurance companies want to know that you aren't a crazy driver. If you have a history of speeding, DUI's or DWI's you could be looking at higher rates or even a decline for coverage.
Top 10 Leading Causes Of Death In Massachusetts
It is essential that you purchase Massachusetts life insurance when you are young so that your rates are affordable.
- 1Cancer - 12,934 Deaths
- 2Heart Disease - 12,140 Deaths
- 3Accidents - 3,821 Deaths
- 4 Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases - 2,842 Deaths
- 5Stroke - 2,367 Deaths
- 6Alzheimer’s Disease - 1,041 Deaths
- 7Flu/Pneumonia - 1,433 Deaths
- 8Diabetes - 1,321 Deaths
- 9Kidney Disease - 1,193 Deaths
- 10Septicemia - 864 Deaths
A life insurance policy would cover all of the above deaths, including suicide after 2 years of having the policy.
Massachusetts Department Of Insurance
Massachusetts L&H Insurance Guaranty Association
The Massachusetts Guaranty Association was created to make sure that consumers were protected if a life insurance company become insolvent. Their contact info is below:
Phone: (413) 744 – 8483
Massachusetts Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association
PO Box 3171
Springfield, MA 01101-3171
Massachusetts Guaranty Association Protection Limits
Each state has a specific limit that they can go up to in case your life insurance company fails.
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Sa El is the Co-Founder of Simply Insurance and a licensed Insurance Agent with over 11 years of experience in the industry. He specializes in Life & Health Insurance and is certified in Long Term Care Insurance in the state of Georgia. He is also an Official Member of the Forbes Finance Council, a licensed real estate agent in the state of Georgia (License #382602), an entrepreneur, insurance educator, and freelance writer.