SBLI No Medical Exam Review

Written by Ty Stewart

Shortcut: If you are just looking for quotes, please select SBLI in the quote results from our form on the left. All policies displayed do not require a physical exam.To learn more about our review of the SBLI no exam life insurance product, please keep reading.

Quick Summary: SBLI has become one of our top no exam companies and is very popular with clients. Up to $500,000, they are not charging any extra for non-med policies, making it an easy decision. Approval time is fast. Must be in relatively good health to qualify. All health classes available.

You don't want a medical exam? We don't blame you. We have put together the #1 resource for no medical exam life insurance. Here you can easily compare the top companies and see their pros and cons in one place. Any questions, reach out to us for help. It's what we do.

About the Company

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"The No Nonsense Insurance Company" has been around since 1907 as Savings Bank Life Insurance, normally referred to as SBLI.

SBLI receives a "A" rating from AM Best and an "A-" from Standard and Poor's. These ratings reflect the financial security of the company and positive outlook going forward.

At $128 billion in active life insurance policies in force, SBLI knows what they are doing and is a name you can trust. They are routinely praised for having excellent customer service.

About the Policy

Product Name

Guaranteed Level Premium Term


$100,000 to $500,000

Issue Age

18 to 60

Term Length

10, 15, 20, 25, 30 years

Underwriting Process

SBLI will look at several sources of information available electronically including:

  • Motor Vehicle Report 
  • Fair Credit Reporting Agency
  • Prescription Database
  • Medical Information Bureau

The MIB (Medical Information Bureau) is a database shared among insurance companies. Here they can see information about your health from past applications as well as previous approvals and denials.

Bottom line: If you were denied previously for life insurance or have a health condition listed, it will be discovered even though you aren't taking a paramedical exam.

Medical Questionaire

On the application, expect the normal questions pertaining to your medical history and lifestyle:

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  • Age
  • Gender
  • Height and weight
  • Smoking and tobacco history
  • Drug and alcohol use/history
  • Occupation
  • Income level
  • ​Dangerous hobbies

Decision Time

SBLI is efficient and has most decisions within 5-10 days. If medical records are requested, it could be several weeks. Some of this depends on your doctor's office who is sending the records.


Low premiums. Under $500,000 it's the same as their regular term insurance.

All health classes available. One of the only no exam companies that offers this.

$500,000 maximum death benefit is among the highest in the industry for no exam coverage.


Maximum issue age of 60 years old is on the low side.

Extras and Options

SBLI includes the Accelerated Death Benefits Rider in this policy at no extra charge. This provides the option to access a portion of the benefits while still living if the insured is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

For a little extra money, SBLI gives you the option to add a couple riders to customize your policy:

  • Children's Level Term Rider
  • Waiver of Premium

 SBLI allows for conversion to one of their permanent policies up to age 70 or at the end of the level term period, whichever comes first. You do not need to proof your health at time of conversion. As long as your policy is active and paid up, you may exercise this right.


SBLI's no exam coverage under $500,000 death benefit has some of the lowest pricing in the industry. 

Sample Non-med Term Rates - SBLI 

42 year old male at Standard Plus health class - pricing listed is per month

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39 year old female at Standard Plus health class - pricing listed is per month

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Use our quoting tool to see the rate you'll pay for an SBLI policy without the exam 

How to Find the Right No Exam Policy

SBLI is one of our top no exam life insurance companies for 2018.

But is it the best option for you? 

It might be. There are no more than 20 companies offering insurance coverage with no exam. The increased competition is a GREAT thing for the life insurance shopping consumer.

The problem is, the right company for your best friend may not be the right one for you. Please consider price, conversion options, available riders, underwriting, company financial strength, and approval process. ​

The best way to do this is to work with an independent agency that is:

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  1. Unbiased and not obligated to any particular life insurance company.
  2. ​Has access to all the top no exam products as well as some niche products for certain people/situations.
  3. Is a specialist in the no exam area.

You're in luck:) We do all the above and more. If you'd like to have a no pressure talk about options, please contact us or fill out the quote request form on this site.

Life insurance rates are fixed by law so there is no additional cost to use our service and expertise. We would be grateful to help you put protection in place for those you love.

About Ty Stewart
Ty Stewart is the founder of SimpleLifeInsure. He is an independent life insurance agent that works for his clients nationwide to secure affordable coverage while making the process simple. There is never any cost to use his services.

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