Minnesota Life

Minnesota Life Term Life Insurance Review

Minnesota Life excels at covering the gray zones of life with nuanced underwriting that our customers appreciate.

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Minnesota Life Company Overview

Location

St. Paul, MN

Established

1880

Customers

16,000,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$1.2 trillion

Location

St. Paul, MN

Established

1880

Active Customers

16,000,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$1.2 trillion

Minnesota Life Ratings & Awards

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A.M. BestBetter Business BureauJ.D. PowerMoody’sStandard & Poor’s
A+A+777Aa3A+

A.M. Best is an independent rating agency that ranks the financial strength of life insurance companies. Their best rating is an A++. Their worst is a D.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit that shares customer service feedback on businesses in the USA. BBB assigns ratings from A+ (highest) to F (lowest).

J.D. Power and Associates analyzes customers’ experiences with life insurance companies and ranks them on a scale from 1 to 1000.

Moody’s Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody’s rating scale ranges from Aaa to C with 1, 2, and 3 to indicate whether the ranking is on the higher or lower end of that category.

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) is the world’s leading provider of credit ratings and creditworthiness. S&P’s scale ranges from AAA to D with + or – to define standing within each category.

Minnesota Life was certified as a Great Place to Work company in 2017.

Minnesota Life received the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Minnesota Chapter) in 2017.

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To stand out in a competitive industry, most insurers focus on serving health or lifestyle niches.

Minnesota Life is excellent for:

  • Aviation & Pilots
  • Criminal Record
  • Healthy Individuals
  • Occasional Cigarette Use

Minnesota Life excels at covering the gray zones of life with nuanced underwriting that our customers appreciate.

Minnesota Life Comparison Quotes

Minnesota Life Advantage Elite Select Term

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CompanyMaleFemale
Age 30Age 40Age 50Age 60Age 70Age 30Age 40Age 50Age 60Age 70

AIG

$20.24$30.62$77.76$213.57$809.55$17.21$27.16$63.06$163.40$578.17

AXA

$26.53$37.65$79.54$230.88N/A$22.26$35.08$70.99$162.05N/A

Banner Life

$20.12$32.68$74.39$205.97$804.87$17.11$25.49$55.47$145.00$730.14

Haven Life

$20.17$30.58$76.00$207.66N/A$17.25$25.58$58.08$145.58N/A

John Hancock

$26.21$32.01$80.21$221.86N/A$23.61$27.26$66.91$178.76N/A

Lincoln Financial

$28.44$38.94$78.71$213.46$819.70$23.45$30.63$58.58$149.23$584.81

Minnesota Life

$22.44$31.20$87.12$235.40N/A$18.48$26.84$62.04$153.12N/A

Pacific Life

$20.19$30.26$75.22$207.36N/A$17.51$25.69$56.10$144.97N/A

Principal

$21.44$30.89$77.35$213.06N/A$18.59$25.81$57.66$147.88N/A

Protective

$20.21$28.38$75.68$205.97N/A$17.63$24.94$55.47$139.32N/A

Prudential

$33.25$41.56$83.56$250.25N/A$27.13$37.63$72.63$171.06N/A

SBLI

$21.32$36.92$96.06$286.85N/A$19.14$29.67$65.87$173.03N/A

United of Omaha

$21.22$33.47$83.78$240.41N/A$18.16$27.78$63.66$166.03N/A

US Life

$20.24$30.62$77.76$213.57$809.55$17.21$27.16$63.06$163.40$578.17

William Penn

$20.12$32.68$74.39$205.97$805.30$17.11$25.49$55.47$145.00$730.14

Sample monthly premium quotes for a $500,000, 20-year term policy for healthy, non-smoking individuals. Pricing varies by gender (except in Montana). Women pay less for life insurance than men because they live longer on average.

Your life insurance pricing may be different and is determined by your individual risk factors and the state where you have your primary residence. Pricing as of April 2018.

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Minnesota Life Features & Benefits

What we like

  • Can be converted into a permanent policy.
  • Includes Accelerated Death Benefit Rider at no charge.
  • Offers Chronic Illness Rider option.
  • Your medical exam can be done at home or work.
  • You can review your medical exam results upon request.
  • You can manage your policy online.

What could be better

  • Does not offer an Accidental Death Benefit Rider.
  • Credit card payments are not accepted.
  • Policy not delivered electronically.

Minnesota Life Policy Details

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Advantage Elite Select Term
Guaranteed level premiums?Yes
Term lengths available:10, 15, 20, 30*
Premiums returned at end of term?No
Riders available:Accelerated Death Benefit, Premium Waiver for Disability, Child Rider, Chronic Illness Rider
Accumulates cash value?No
Policy loans available?No
Minimum issue age:16
Maximum issue age:80
Minimum face amount:$50,000
Missed payment grace period:61 days**

*10-year term available for ages 16-80; 15-year term available for ages 16-70; 20-year term available for ages 16-65; 30-year term available for ages 16-50.

**State of issue, payment mode, and draft date can all impact the grace period end date. Your policy will state specifics.

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Minnesota Life Riders

Increase your policy’s benefits with riders

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

*Included 

This rider is included in your policy at no charge. It gives you access to a portion of your policy’s death benefit, if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness resulting in 12 months or less to live.

Premium Waiver for Disability

*Available at additional cost

Minnesota Life will waive premium payments during a period of total disability lasting six consecutive months or more. The waived payments don’t have to be paid back. This rider is not available on all policies and cost varies by age.

Child Rider

*Available at additional cost

For $50 per year, add a child rider that covers your children under age 18. Options range from $10,000 to $25,000 in coverage per child. Ask your Quotacy agent for details.

Chronic Illness Rider

*Available at additional cost

This rider gives you access to a portion of your policy’s death benefit if you become chronically ill for at least 90 days. Cost varies by age and benefit amount. Ask your Quotacy agent for details.

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Minnesota Life Policy Service

Contact

  • Customer Service: (800) 643-5728
  • Fax: (651) 665-6955

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Central

Payment Mailing Address

Minnesota Life Insurance Company
400 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55101

Manage your policy online

  1. Visit securianservice.com.
  2. Click on Don’t have an Account?
  3. Fill in your personal info.
  4. Complete registration for your online eService account.

Minnesota Life Insurance Company is the largest life insurance company affiliate of their parent company, Securian Financial Group, Inc.

What you can do online

  • Make payments.
  • View your policy.

The Fine Print

Guidelines & Exclusions

Term Conversion
  • Can convert to permanent policy at any time during the term or up to age 75—whichever is earlier.
  • Partial conversions are allowed.
Premium Waiver for Disability Rider
  • Minnesota Life will refund premiums paid during the six-month waiting period.
Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
  • May accelerate up to 75% of the death benefit—up to $1,000,000.
Chronic Illness Rider
  • May be accelerated up to 25% of the death benefit.
  • Accelerated benefit cannot exceed per diem allowed by the IRS multiplied by the number of days in the calendar year.
  • You may only make one chronic illness claim per 12-month period.

Updated: March 2018

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