If you’re between 50 and 80 years old, you’re eligible for life insurance coverage that’s tailor-made for seniors.
Everyone who applies is guaranteed coverage, even if you’ve been denied before or have a high-risk condition. No lab tests to take or hoops to jump through.
You can be insured in just minutes. That means the peace of mind of being covered is just a few clicks away. Don’t wait—apply today!
Fabric teamed up with Gerber Life to bring you policies issued by Gerber Life Insurance. For more than 50 years, Gerber Life has been providing budget-friendly life insurance for the entire family, so that children and adults can have greater financial protection. Founded in 1967 by the Gerber Products Company, we share a common heritage and values in caring for the millions of families who place their trust in us. Rated “A” (“Excellent”) for financial strength by A.M. Best.*
Seniors have different uses for life insurance than younger folks who are often supporting children or paying down mortgages.
If you fall ill or otherwise need care toward the end of your life, it can be incredibly difficult for your loved ones — both emotionally and financially. The cushion of a life insurance benefit can help relieve the burden.
If you have credit card debt, loans or a mortgage, the assets of your estate will go toward paying off those debts. If you had joint debt with a spouse or other loved one, they will be responsible for that debt. Your loved ones can use money from a life insurance benefit to pay back debt and preserve your other assets.
A life insurance benefit gives your loved ones the money they need to pay for your final expenses, including a funeral, a burial or cremation, and more. Knowing these expenses are paid for can make a difficult time a bit easier.
Examine your financial situation and figure out how much you need to cover your final expenses, to pay off debts or other financial needs your loved ones may have.
$5,000 - $25,000 of coverage is available without a medical exam. Determine what amount fits your needs and budget.
This may be your spouse or a child, or whoever you want to receive the money when you pass away.
This is the easy part. You’ll be coverage regardless of age, health or other factors (with a few exceptions).
Once you pay your first monthly premium, your policy is active.
Rest easy knowing that your loved ones will be financially supported after you’re gone.
Your life insurance needs change as you grow older.
Here’s an idea of why you may need life insurance as a senior, depending on your age.
When you hit your 60s, your children are likely out of the house and living on their own. College expenses are probably in the rearview mirror. But every situation is different, and you or your spouse may still be working to support yourselves or others.
“Kim is 61. She and her husband both work full time. Their income goes toward living expenses like their mortgage, plus travel to see their grandkids. She wants to buy a $25,000 life insurance policy, which would be enough to pay off their mortgage. That way, if she passed away, her husband could dedicate his income to visiting their grandkids without worrying about mortgage costs.”
In your 70s, you are likely living off your retirement savings, Social Security or a combination of both. If you don’t deplete your savings before you pass away, that money will go to your beneficiaries. But there are other reasons you may need life insurance.
“Tomas is 73, and although he has enough retirement savings to get him through, he probably won’t leave much behind for his adult daughter. He doesn’t want the cost of his funeral and final expenses to take a bite out of her budget. That’s why he bought $10,000 in life insurance to cover his funeral, burial and perhaps have a little left over for his daughter to add to her savings.”
In your 80s, you may have paid off your mortgage and likely aren’t supporting your children or parents anymore. That means you may need less coverage than you did when you were younger.
“Elaine is 80, and she and her wife are fully retired and living on their savings and Social Security. Elaine is the older partner and has a few health issues, which have been quickly eating into their savings. She wants to make sure that when she passes away, her wife can rebuild those savings and have enough to face any medical issues for herself, down the road.”
Figure out how much coverage you’ll need, particularly for your final expenses.
If you want a traditional funeral ceremony and burial, and want to make sure your family has the funds to cover it, you might purchase life insurance with at least a $10,000 death benefit. Traditional ceremonies often cost nearly that much, though the cost can vary widely by region.
Choose a policy with a death benefit that covers your outstanding balance to prevent your assets from being liquidated to cover the debt.
Take a look at your current medical bills and estimate what you might owe when you pass away. Choose a life insurance policy with a death benefit that covers that amount.
These are example rates for those making automatic payments. Final prices will depend on your individual situation, and pricing may vary by state.
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*To be eligible for coverage you must be a U.S. citizen residing in the US or permanent legal resident. Total limit of all combined Gerber Life Guaranteed Life policies is $25,000. Gerber Life Insurance Company will not issue insurance for any proposed insured when a POA or Guardianship exists on the proposed insured, except legal guardians of children.
South Dakota residents, maximum coverage of $15,000
A.M. Best, the impartial reporting firm that rates insurance companies on financial stability and ability to meet financial obligations, has awarded Gerber Life an “A” (Excellent) rating, most recently in December 2021. It refers only to the overall financial status of the company and is not a recommendation of specific policy provisions, rates or practices of the company. This rating is the third highest awarded out of thirteen possible categories.
A complete statement of coverage is only found in policy. In the first and second year of the policy, the death benefit is limited to return of premiums (unless death is accidental). If death is accidental, full benefits would be payable.