When life insurance companies create commercials and advertisements, they like to promote rates for clients that are in excellent condition in their 30’s and 40’s. They’ll usually quote a 10 year term policy mainly because these rates are really good at getting people’s attention.
Ever heard the commercial?
“John, a 42 year old man in good health can get a $500,000 term policy from a highly rated insurance company for less than $25.00 a month”
Which is true, but what if you’re not in great shape? What if you have some preexisting conditions? What if you are currently taking some prescription medications? What do you do then? This is when getting life insurance goes from “processing an order” to “needing an expert”.
The good news is that the life insurance industry is just like every other industry out there. Competition is constantly driving insurance carriers to compete for your business. As a result, carriers take on “niches” in an effort to earn market share. These niches may shift but generally insurance carriers do become known within the industry to focus on certain market populations. For this reason, it’s key for you as a consumer to work with an agency that is not bound to any one carrier and will be able to shop your application to dozens of different carriers out there. Only by doing this can you ensure that you are getting the best policy for you and your family.
For example, let’s look at folks that are currently shopping for life insurance while taking Zegerid. Zegerid, can be used to treat a wide range of conditions from heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagus damage and many different conditions that cause your stomach to make too much stomach acid such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Zantac, may also be used in combination with antibiotics to treat H pylori stomach infections and ulcers.
Needless to say, Zegerid can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions that can vary from one case to the next. More mild cases may simply cause some discomfort while those left untreated may cause damage (erosions) to the lining of the esophagus, and conditions known as erosive esophagitis. For this reason, a careful examination of each individual’s health history is needed to be made before simply submitting ones application.
It is important to note that not all carriers look at clients who are applying for life insurance while taking Zegerid the same. Generally carriers will consider individuals taking Zegerid a “preferred plus” candidates however there are some that may only rate these clients as high as “preferred” or “standard plus” at best. To even confuse matters more, some carriers “preferred plus” rates are more expensive than other carriers “preferred” rates. It really does depend on the particular situation.
Totally confused?…. Don’t be, this is where TermLife2Go steps in, as an independent agency our agents are committed only to you and your family. Our sole purpose here is to help guide you through the process of:
- First, choosing the right type of policy, whether it be Term, Whole Life, and Universal Life etc..
- Second, determining the appropriate coverage amount.
- And lastly, determining which carrier will most likely give you the best rate available.
By working directly with TermLife2Go you will have an assigned agent dedicated to your application. This agent will be available to you throughout the entire application process; he or she will provide you with status updates as your application goes through underwriting and will also review your application at time of approval to ensure that you are still getting the best deal out there!
Additionally, all of our agents are trained to handle more delicate applications such as those used to fund buy sell agreements, SBA loan requirements, divorce decrees, estate management plans, key man life insurance policies and single pay premium policies.
So what are you waiting for? Just give us a call and see just what we can do for you!