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The Allstate Corporation has been around for about 89 years. Founded in 1931, Allstate has served over 113 million people. Allstate started with the auto insurance industry but, over the years, worked to serve as many people as possible. They have an A+ rating from A.M. Best and Better Business Bureau and an A- from Standard & Poor. They are ranked among the top 50 for diversity,best 100 for working mothers, and are acknowledged for their technology and innovation in the insurance industry.
Today Allstate offers a wide variety of insurance products, from auto insurance to pet, homeowners, and life insurance. This article will be looking at their life insurance policies.
Allstate’s whole life insurance policy is called Whole Life Advantage.This policy offers coverage for your whole life, tax-free policy loans, a guaranteed death benefit, and cash value. Allstate’s whole life policy offers extra credits that accumulate over time as cash and earns you interest. You can use the extra credits to purchase more coverage, pay policy premiums, or payback policy loans. Allstate’s whole life insurance policies are designed for people with good health.
With a universal life policy, you have the option of adjusting your premiums and death benefit to meet your needs. The interest rate associated with your cash value will change but won’t go below a specific guaranteed rate. Allstate’s universal life policy is called Allstate Lifetime UL
Variable life insurance offers the advantages of universal life but allows you to take greater risks with your cash value leading to potentially higher earnings. But this policy has greater risks associated with it.
Allstate offers term life policies for people between the ages of 18 and 70. Unlike most insurance companies that require you to purchase policies with a term of 10, 20, or 30 years, Allstate allows you to choose a term of any length between 10 and 30 years. You can renew your term life policy until the age of 95, though your premiums will increase based on your age. Allstate allows you to convert your policy to a whole life policy at the end of your term.Allstate offers different types of term life policies.
The Basic Term Life Policy offers protection for up to 15 years with a death benefit of $50,000, $100,000, or $150,000. This policy requires no
medical exam, but you will have to answer some health questions. The premiums stay the same over the course of the policy. The Basic Term Policy is issued a lot faster than other policies, making it ideal for people who need quick coverage.
The TrueFit Insurance Policy offers protection from 10 to 30 years. This policy allows policyholders to add layers of protection to their policies based
on their individual needs. This makes this policy flexible, allowing it to accommodate your changing needs.You have the option of maximizing your coverage and lowering premiums based on your needs. You can also choose coverage in one-year increments.
You can purchase the following riders with a life insurance policy with Allstate.
Accelerated death benefit
Allows you to receive part of the death benefit during your life to
Accidental death benefit
Provides your beneficiaries an extra death benefit if you pass away in
Automatic premium loan provision rider
Protects your policy from lapsing if you forget to pay your premiums
allows you to purchase more coverage based on age and not health
Spouse and children rider
Allows a term policy for your spouse or children that can be converted
Gives you extra coverage for a specific time period
Waiver of premium
Allows the policy to stay in place if you are disabled
There are various factors that determine your rates, but in general, the healthier you are and the longer you ate likely to live, the lower the premiums. Some of the factors that determine your rates with Allstate are listed below.
The younger you are, the less the rates, unless you have a medical condition.
This includes your health history and that of your immediate family. You will be asked about the following:
If your job is risky, you will be charged higher premiums. Some high-risk jobs include:
Your lifestyle and habits also determine your premiums. So if you smoke or have hobbies like skydiving, you will be charged higher premiums.So if you want to qualify for reasonable rates with Allstate, keep the following in mind:
Once you fill out your application, you will be required to share your medical history. If you have not done so, you will be contacted by Allstate’s medical
examiners. They will gather your medical history. This will involves questions on your medical history and that of your immediate family.
This may be followed by a medical exam that will involve:
It is adviced that you avoid,high salt and cholesterol food and alcohol before the exam.
The steps are pretty simple. You can call them at 1-800-366-3495 or contact your insurance agent. You will require the following information to file a claim:
After you provide this information, Allstate will require you to submit certain documents. Allstate requires the original documents, so you cannot fax or email them, send them by mail. Once Allstate receives all the necessary documents, they will take between 7 and 10 days to process your claim. You can receive the death benefit as a single lump-sum payment, monthly payment, a single check, or a direct deposit to your account.