Protective

Protective Term Life Insurance Review

Protective’s eco-friendly, paperless process is the best in the industry. They’re great for those with heart conditions.

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Protective Company Overview

Location

Birmingham, AL

Established

1907

Customers

8,300,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$856 billion

Location

Birmingham, AL

Established

1907

Customers

8,300,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$856 billion

Protective Ratings & Awards

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A.M. BestBetter Business BureauJ.D. PowerMoody’sStandard & Poor’s
A+A+774N/AAA-

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.

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

Protective is excellent for:

  • Accelerated Underwriting
  • ADHD
  • Healthy Individuals
  • Heart Health (Heart Valve)

Protective’s eco-friendly, paperless process is the best in the industry. They’re great for those with heart conditions. Their accelerated underwriting uses a combination of underwriting expertise and technology to get you covered faster. For some applicants, it eliminates the need for lab testing and medical exams, making the process of getting insured less intrusive and simple.

Protective Comparison Quotes

Protective® Classic Choice 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$25.37$56.67$144.96$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$213.02$819.70$23.45$30.63$58.58$147.83$584.81

Minnesota Life

$22.42$31.18$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$34.97$87.00$286.85N/A$18.18$27.33$63.08$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$205.97N/A$17.11$25.49$56.67$144.96N/A

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 March 2018.

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Protective Features & Benefits

What we like

  • Offers a 25-year term policy.
  • Can be converted into a permanent policy.
  • Includes Accelerated Death Benefit Rider at no charge.
  • Your medical exam can be done at home or work.
  • You can review your medical exam results upon request.
  • Policy is delivered electronically.
  • You can manage your policy online.

What could be better

  • Credit card payments are not accepted.

Protective Policy Details

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Protective® Classic Choice Term
Guaranteed level premiums?Yes
Term lengths available:10, 15, 20, 25, 30*
Premiums returned at end of term?No
Riders available:Accelerated Death Benefit, Premium Waiver for Disability, Accidental Death Benefit, Child Rider
Accumulates cash value?No
Policy loans available?No
Minimum issue age:18
Maximum issue age:75
Minimum face amount:$100,000
Missed payment grace period:31 days**

*10-year term available for ages 18-75; 15-year term available for ages 18-70 (tobacco users ages 18-68); 20-year term available for ages 18-65 (tobacco users ages 18-62); 25-year term available for ages 18-55 (tobacco users ages 18-52); 30-year term available for ages 18-52 (tobacco users ages 18-43).

**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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Protective Riders

Increase your policy’s benefits with riders

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

*Included 

This rider—also known as a Terminal Illness Accelerated Death Benefit Endorsement—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 six months or less to live.

Accidental Death Benefit Rider

*Available at additional cost

Your policy’s beneficiary will receive an increased death benefit with this rider, if you die due to an accident. Cost varies by age and benefit amount with options ranging from $1,000 to $250,000—not to exceed policy face amount.

Child Rider

*Available at additional cost

For a small annual fee, add a child rider that covers your children under age 18. Options range from $1,000 to $20,000 in coverage per child. Ask your Quotacy agent for details.

Premium Waiver for Disability

*Available at additional cost

Protective 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 the cost varies by age.

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Protective Policy Service

Contact

  • Customer Service: (800) 424-1592
  • Pay by Phone: (800) 866-9933
  • Fax: (205) 268-3402

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:00 AM-6:30 PM, Friday 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Central

Mailing Address

Protective Life Insurance Company
PO Box 12687
Birmingham, AL 35202

Manage your policy online

  1. Visit www.myaccount.protective.com.
  2. Click Register Now.
  3. Click I have an active policy/contract.
  4. Fill in your policy and personal info.
  5. Click Register.

What you can do online

  • Make payments.
  • Update address.
  • Update banking information.
  • Change beneficiaries.
  • Change ownership.

The Fine Print

Guidelines & Exclusions

Accelerated Underwriting
  • Their accelerated underwriting program is called PLUS.
  • A phone interview is required.
  • Underwriting may still include evaluation of medical records and motor vehicle records.
  • Eligibility
    • Ages 18-45 applying for coverage up to $1,000,000
    • Ages 46-60 applying for coverage up to $500,000
  • Being eligible does not guarantee acceptance into the accelerated underwriting program.
  • If not accepted, you continue on to traditional underwriting in which a medical exam is required.
Term Policy

Issue ages for the state of New York:

  • 10-year term available for ages 18-69;
  • 15-year term available for ages 18-69;
  • 20-year term available for ages 18-65 (tobacco users ages 18-62);
  • 25-year term available for ages 18-55 (tobacco users ages 18-52);
  • 30-year term available for ages 18-53 (tobacco users ages 18-43).
Term Conversion
  • If you convert to a permanent policy during the first five years of your policy, you have a wide variety of policy options. After five years, you can still convert, but options are reduced.
  • For a 10-year term, you must convert within the first eight years; for a 15-year term, you must convert within the first 13 years; for 20-, 25-, and 30-year terms, you must convert within the first 18 years.
Accidental Death Benefit Rider
  • Rider coverage expires at age 65.
  • Rider is not available on policies if you are rated Table 5 or higher.
Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
  • Also known as Terminal Illness Accelerated Death Benefit Endorsement.
  • You can convert up to 60% of the death benefit—not to exceed $1,000,000.
  • While this rider is free, there is an administrative fee when benefits are accelerated.
Child Rider
  • Newborn child coverage begins at 15 days old.
  • Rider can be converted to a new policy up to five times the rider face amount.
  • Parent (or child) can convert rider to a permanent policy when child reaches age 25.
  • Rider is not available on policies if you are rated Table 5 or higher.
Premium Waiver for Disability Rider
  • There is a six-month waiting period before benefit takes effect.
  • Rider coverage expires at age 60.
  • Rider is not available on policies if you are rated Table 5 or higher.

Updated: March 2018

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