How Much Is A Half Million Dollar Life Insurance Policy

Life insurance companies look at two main things when setting the premium costs, your age and your health status.

Obviously, the younger you are, the cheaper your life insurance rates will be.

Also, if you do not have any serious health issues and your weight is within normal ranges (healthy BMI), your rates will be favorable.

For most middle class individuals and families, a $500,000 life insurance policy is enough, but it depends on your current financial situation and debts.

It's better to be over-insured than under-insured.

Half-Million Dollar life insurance policy being signedFinancial experts traditionally recommend that individuals take out at the very least seven times their annual income.

Nevertheless, each family’s needs does tend to vary.

Therefore, a more accurate account might be to calculate how much is necessary to replace the main breadwinner’s income, or what would the costs be to cover such things as college tuition, mortgage payments, car payments, debts, etc.

 

Best 20 year term rates on a $500K policy for men, 40 to 65 years old.

The premiums shown in the table below are for men in good health and non-smoking.

Insured $500,000
40 year old man $30.15
45 year old man $51.22
50 year old man $77.99
55 year old male $124.46
60 year old male $212.15
65 year old male $403.88

09/05/2021 - These insurance premiums are just an estimate. Your policy costs could be different.

Best 10 year term life insurance rates for a $500,000 policy for women, sixty five to seventy five years of age.

The premiums shown in the table below are for women in good health and non-smoker.

Insured $500,000
65 year old woman $149.35
66 year old woman $163.75
67 year old woman $178.43
68 year old woman $195.65
69 year old woman $222.70
70 year old woman $249.75
71 year old female $275.85
72 year old female $308.70
73 year old female $354.85
74 year old female $400.45
75 year old female $455.90

09/05/2021 - These insurance premiums are just an estimate. Your average policy costs could be different.

Smokers Pay More

If you smoke or use tobacco products, consider quitting. This will save you a lot of money on your life insurance rates. Smokers often pay 3 to 4 times the average rates on non-smokers.

Occasional cigar smokers may get a break, because some insurers consider them non-smokers, but this is still ascertained on an individual basis.

Further MetLife survey findings include:

  • Only two in five parents feel confident that they are making wise financial decisions with regards to their family.
  • Three in four employers provide a life insurance policy to their employees. Nevertheless, many employees are not aware that if they move to another job, they will lose that coverage. Therefore, they should additionally have some form of outside coverage.
  • The needs of life insurance tends to grow with time. Family sizes increase, for example, and as such, life insurance coverage should increase accordingly.

So, other than the consideration for diaper and kindergarten costs, parents who are looking forward to having their first or next child should add a further item to their to-do list: either taking out, or adding to a life insurance policy. Fact of the matter is that their kids may well depend on it one day.