Manulife Financial Slashing Premiums on Term 20 Life Insurance

Posted on November 11, 2011 and updated May 30, 2018 in Life Insurance Canada News, Manulife Financial 2 min read

Effective November 12, 2011, Manulife Financial will slash its Term 20 rates by approximately 4 or 5 per cent for those between ages 18 and 50, those with standard and preferred rates, and those with benefit amounts between $250,000 and $1,000,000.

Also, premium costs for younger males (25 and under) with benefit amounts between $250,000 and $9,999,999 are down by an average of 10 per cent. This reduction also applies to Term 20 Riders. Manulife plans are beneficial because their Term 20 policies are convertible to permanent plans and the policies are guaranteed renewable. These plans are also available on a joint, first-to-die basis or on a combination life basis. 

Manulife offers a whole host of benefits that can be added to its Term 20 policies, including its unique Children Term Rider. The rider allows a child to be covered up to $10,000 at a cost of $2.50 a month. More important than that is the plan’s built-in conversion option. On the policy anniversary nearest the insured’s 25th birthday (or earlier, at specified option dates), the insured child has the option to purchase $250,000 of new life insurance coverage without new medical evidence. This feature on its own is very unique in the industry. But Manulife goes even further, allowing $100,000 of that coverage to be a critical illness benefit.

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Is there any advantage to using a large company like Manulife as opposed to a smaller company like Empire Life in terms of the quickness in paying out a claim.

I mean what’s the point of taking ins. if the money is not there when you need it

Mitch Reynolds
Mitch Reynolds

Thanks for the heads up LSM. I didn’t hear about Manulife cutting term insurance rates. This will be good for my clients as I usually sell Term 20. Also, with Manulife’s Combined Term discount of 3% for couples buying the same amount of life insurance, they will have the lowest price in Canada (for a little while until someone else reduces rates).