MOO just misses the top 5 in our updated 2019 guide: Best Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance (GUL) Companies.
Quick Summary: Our experience tells us that Mutual of Omaha's guaranteed universal product is a strong option for many clients. You can find cheaper pricing but the value is excellent including an option (your choice) to refund all your premiums in the future. This is not the #1 GUL product we suggest but is top 5 and works great for certain people.
About the Company - Mutual of Omaha
Also sometimes referred to as MoO, Mutual of Omaha was founded in 1909. They are one of the most well-known companies in the United States when the average person thinks of life insurance. The life insurance division operates as United of Omaha Life Insurance Company.
All the major financial rating services give MoO very high marks including at A+ grade from A.M. Best.
Mutual of Omaha currently has over 40 Billion in assets and a reported net income of close to 400 million per year. This is important when purchasing a lifetime policy. You want to make sure the carrier you choose is not going anywhere and they certainly fit this bill.
What is Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance? (expand to learn more)
Also known as GUL or "No Lapse", these policies are a simplified version of traditional universal life insurance. A good fit for people who desire the peace of mind of permanent life insurance and want to know the death benefit will always be there.
With guaranteed universal policies, there is no investment component so you don't have to worry about performance of interest rates. These products are attractive because they are simple and easy to understand. There is a guaranteed premium payment that doesn't change and a guaranteed death benefit that will cover you up to age 121, so basically for "life"
Expect the cost to be higher than basic term life insurance but much cheaper than whole life or non-guaranteed universal life policies. Learn more about the Pros and Cons of guaranteed universal life insurance.
About the United of Omaha Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance Policy
Guaranteed Universal Life
$50,000 to No Maximum
18 to 85
To age 90, 95, 100, 105, 110, or 121
Mutual of Omaha Underwriting Secrets
United of Omaha is a leader in innovative underwriting which includes their Fit Underwriting Credit Program. This program looks at 14 different lifestyle and health factors such as driving record and tobacco use.
The Fit program can take people who would otherwise be rated low (substandard) and move them up into a higher class which can mean big savings on your premium payments.
The secret to finding the cheapest life insurance rates is applying at the company that will view you most favorably. Just going with the one that shows the lowest rates can be a BAD idea and end up costing you more money.
MoO underwriting is competitive and forgiving for the following situations:
United of Omaha may NOT be a good choice for:
Cost - Sample Rates
Sample Mutual of Omaha guaranteed universal life insurance quotes:
50-year-old male at Preferred health class - pricing listed is per month
to Age 90
to Age 100
to Age 121
48-year-old female at Preferred health class - pricing listed is per month
to Age 90
to Age 100
to Age 121
Our custom quote tool on this page displays only guaranteed universal quotes so you can cut through the clutter. Please note that some carriers do not allow us to display their rates online. We will discuss if there are other options that might be a better fit.
Excellent policy options including return of premium
One of the strongest life insurance companies around
Fit Underwriting credits can move you up in health class
Pricing is more expensive than some competitors
Extras, Options, and Flexibility
The guaranteed universal product from Mutual of Omaha is very flexible and includes many options baked into the base policy that would cost extra at other carriers.
Automatically Included at No Extra Cost
Guaranteed Refund Option - If in the future you decide you no longer need the coverage, you can surrender your policy for premium refund. Get all the premiums paid into the policy returned to you within a 60-day period following the 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th policy anniversaries.
This is a great option and costs you nothing. Similar to the return of premium rider that AIG includes in their competing product.
Accelerated Death Benefit for Terminal Illness Rider - If the insured is diagnosed with an illness that gives them less than 12 months to live or less, access a portion of the death benefit early. Benefit amount may not exceed the lesser of $1,000,000 or 80% of the policy face amount.
Accelerated Death Benefit for Chronic Illness Rider - Take accelerated living benefits for a chronic illness where the insured is unable to perform 2 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living (ADL's). May request up to $1M or 80% of the death benefit, whichever is lower.
Waiver of Surrender Charges for Partial Withdrawal Rider - Waives policy surrender charges for certain events including unemployment, disability, cancer, and nursing home confinement.
Plan Adjustments - As live changes, you have the option to tweak the policy to meet your financial needs.
The guaranteed universal life plus product is an option that is available for 1035 exchanges.
Additional Options - At a Cost
Customize you GUL policy even further with more choices:
Disability Waiver of Policy Charges Rider - If the insured becomes disabled for 6 months or more, this rider will waive the monthly deduction charges.
Guaranteed Insurability Rider - Option to increase your death benefit in the future regardless of your health.
Accidental Death Benefit Rider - Your beneficiaries receive an extra amount of money in the event of accidental death.
Dependents Children's Rider - Purchase a small life insurance policy on your dependent children (age 0 - 20). They can convert to a permanent policy later without medical underwriting.
How To Make Sure You Choose the Right Universal Life Insurance Policy
The best advice I can give is to always work with an independent agent. If you call a company direct, they'll only push their products on you, and you save nothing. Rates are fixed by your state laws.
Life insurance is the ONLY thing we do. We know the ins and out of 60+ companies and can find you the lowest rates. Every. Single. Time.
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