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Prudential Term Life Insurance Review

Prudential excels at offering the best coverage for many lifestyle and health situations. You can qualify for more coverage relative to your income with Prudential.

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Prudential Company Overview

Location

Newark, NJ

Established

1875

Customers

3,800,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$3.7 trillion worldwide

Ranking in USA

4th largest seller of individual life insurance

Employees

49,000 worldwide

Location

Newark, NJ

Established

1875

Customers

3,800,000

Value of In Force Life Insurance

$3.7 trillion worldwide

Ranking in USA

4th largest seller of individual life insurance

Employees

49,000 worldwide

Prudential Ratings & Awards

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A.M. BestBetter Business BureauJ.D. PowerMoody’sStandard & Poor’s
A+A+777A1AA-

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.

Prudential is ranked 1st in Insurance: Life and Health of Fortune’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

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

Prudential is excellent for:

  • Active Military
  • Asthma
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Driving Record (DUI/DWI)
  • Healthy Individuals
  • Marijuana

Prudential excels at offering the best coverage for many lifestyle and health situations. You can qualify for more coverage relative to your income with Prudential.

Prudential Comparison Quotes

Prudential Term Essential®

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

AIG

$20.01$30.27$76.86$218.79$800.62$17.44$26.85$58.05$161.51$599.70

AXA

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

Banner Life

$20.00$32.68$74.51$204.94$777.83$17.43$25.25$57.58$150.93$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$818.83$23.45$30.63$59.37$147.74$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

$21.43$30.54$75.82$213.06N/A$18.52$25.81$57.58$147.79N/A

Protective

$20.00$28.74$75.24$203.75N/A$17.53$25.10$54.57$138.51N/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

$21.29$32.90$82.78$249.19N/A$18.28$28.17$61.71$172.65N/A

US Life

$20.24$30.62$78.63$221.35$881.78$17.65$27.16$58.73$168.59$606.71

William Penn

$20.00$32.68$74.51$204.94$777.83$17.43$25.25$57.58$150.93$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 December 2018.

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PruLife® Return of Premium Term

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CompanyMaleFemale
Age 30Age 40Age 50Age 60Age 30Age 40Age 50Age 60
Prudential ROP$100.99$143.61$291.98$850.36$88.11$130.03$253.36$628.40

Sample monthly premium quotes for a $500,000, 20-year return of premium 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.

*A return of premium policy is similar to a traditional level term policy, but you’ll get back all the policy premiums you’ve paid if you outlive the length of your term.

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 October 2018.

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Prudential Features & Benefits

What we like

  • 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 online.
  • You can manage your policy online.

*State exclusions apply. Read the fine print below.

What could be better

  • Credit card payments are not accepted.
  • Policy not delivered electronically.

Prudential Policy Details

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Term Essential®PruLife® Return of Premium Term
Guaranteed level premiums?YesYes
Term lengths available:10, 15, 20, or 30*15, 20, or 30**
Premiums returned at end of term?NoYes—100% of paid premiums returned
Riders available:Accelerated Death Benefit, Premium Waiver for Disability, Accidental Death Benefit, Child RiderAccelerated Death Benefit
Accumulates cash value?NoYes
Policy loans available?NoYes—8% interest rate (6% in Montana)
Minimum issue age:1818
Maximum issue age:7565
Minimum face amount:$100,000$100,000
Missed payment grace period:31 days31 days

*10-year term available for ages 18-75; 15-year term available for ages 18-70; 20-year term available for ages 18-65 (tobacco users ages 18-60); 30-year term available for ages 18-55 (tobacco users ages 18-50).

**15-year ROP term available for ages 18-65 (tobacco users ages 18-55); 20-year ROP term available for ages 18-60 (tobacco users ages 18-55); 30-year ROP term available for ages 18-50 (tobacco users ages 18-45).

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Prudential Riders

Increase your policy’s benefits with riders

Accelerated Death Benefit Rider

*Included 

This rider—also known as a Living Needs Benefit Rider—is included in your policy at no charge. It gives you access to a portion (or full amount) 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, if you die due to an accident. Rider cost varies by age and benefit amount with options ranging from $25,000 to $500,000—not to exceed policy face amount.

Child Rider

*Available at additional cost

For as little as $51.50 per year, add a child rider that covers your children under age 18. Options range from $10,000 to $100,000 in coverage per child. Ask your Quotacy agent for details.

Premium Waiver for Disability

*Available at additional cost

Prudential 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.

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Prudential Policy Service

Contact

  • Customer Service: (800) 778-2255
  • Fax: (215) 784-3624

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Eastern

Payment Mailing Address

Prudential Life Insurance Company
PO Box 856138
Louisville, KY 40285

Manage your policy online

  1. Visit www.prudential.com/myaccess.
  2. Under First-time user?, click Register Now.
  3. Under Insurance and Investments, click Register Now.
  4. Have your policy number to complete the New User Enrollment Form.

What you can do online

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

The Fine Print

Guidelines & Exclusions

Term Conversion
  • Term Essential may be converted to any permanent life insurance policy.
  • For issue ages 59 and younger, convert your policy anytime during the term.
  • For issue ages 60-75 (60-65 for Return of Premium Term), conversion period ends on the 5th policy anniversary.
  • Partial conversions are allowed.
Policy Replacement

Quotacy is unable to sell replacement Prudential life insurance products to New York residents. This only applies to New York residents buying a new policy to replace an existing one.

Return of Premium Term Policy
  • Maximum age for 30-year term for non-smokers is 50 (45 in Washington State).
  • Living Needs Benefit Rider available (not available in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington State).
  • Receive 100% return of all premiums paid for the base coverage at the end of the term. Borrowed premiums plus interest not included in returned premiums.
Accidental Death Benefit Rider
  • Not available in Massachusetts.
  • Rider benefit will not be paid out if death is result of:
    • Suicide or attempted suicide,
    • Infirmity or disease of mind or body or treatment for it, or
    • War or act of war.
  • Not available on Return of Premium policy.
Accelerated Death Benefit Rider
  • Also known as Living Needs Benefit Rider.
  • Not available in Washington.
  • Life expectancy of six months or less (12 months or less in California).
  • When death benefit payout is accelerated, processing fee of $150 ($100 in Florida).
  • Full death benefit amount can be accelerated in all states except Connecticut, where acceleration is limited to no more than 75% of death benefit.
Child Rider
  • Newborn child covered after the 14th day post-birth.
  • Rider can be converted to a new policy up to five times the rider face amount.
  • Parent (or child) can convert rider on the policy anniversary following child’s 18th, 22nd, or 25th birthday.
  • Not available on Return of Premium policy.
Premium Waiver for Disability Rider
  • Not available on policies if insured is table rated D through H; or table B or C with a flat extra; or a temporary flat extra exceeding $25 per $1000 of face amount.
  • Once the insured has recovered, Prudential must be notified and premium payments resumed.
  • Premiums will not be waived if disability starts following the insured’s 60th birthday, except in California where premiums will be waived until age 65.
  • Not available on Return of Premium policy.

Updated: March 2018

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