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UPDATED: Oct 30, 2020

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We offer Illinois residents life insurance from several of the best IL life insurance companies. Life insurance is very similar from state-to-state, with a few exceptions, so your Illinois life insurance rates may vary.

However, this guide should help you understand the differences in Illinois life insurance as well as find resources in your state. We’ll also show you how to get the best life insurance in Illinois.

Before we dive into this guide, find affordable Illinois life insurance rates by clicking on our FREE quote tool above. Get started now.

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Illinois Life Insurance Quotes

We offer Illinois residents life insurance from several A-rated life insurance companies. Life insurance is very similar from state to state, with a few exceptions. This guide should help you understand the differences as well as find resources in your state.

Policy Cost – The premium (cost) you pay for your life insurance policy does not vary by state. It is the same regardless of which state you live in. Premiums are set by life insurance companies then approved by the State Insurance Department.

Company Availability – Not all companies are available in every state. For example, if a life insurance company has not filed its product or rates with your State Insurance Department, that company won’t be available in your state. Company availability changes often due to new filings.

Product Availability – There are instances where life insurance companies offer only specific products or riders in a state. For example, a company may offer a child insurance rider on their policy, but the feature may not be available in all states. These exclusions can be viewed by clicking on the life insurance companies in the list below.

Illinois life insurance also offers residents a 10-day free look period, 30-day grace period, a guaranteed death benefit up to $300,000, a timely payment of death benefit claims, and medical information privacy.

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Life Insurance Rates in Illinois

To give you an idea of what Illinois life insurance rates look like, check out the chart below to see what the top companies charge based on non-smoking status, age, marital status, and gender. Keep in mind that your Illinois life insurance quotes may be different, depending on demographics, occupation, habits, and family medical history as well as which Illinois life insurance policy you choose.

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In this next chart, you can also see how many Illinois life insurance companies there are in comparison to other midwestern states.

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Note that Illinois only has 51 life insurance companies that operate specifically in the state, which means affordable life insurance rates in Illinois are easy to come by. You can access the best life insurance in Illinois with our free quote tool on this page.

Illinois Guaranty Association

State guaranty associations are committed to protecting resident policyholders and beneficiaries in the event of an insurance company insolvency. The association is made up of all insurance companies licensed to sell life insurance, health insurance and annuities in the state. If an insurance company becomes insolvent (goes out of business), the association steps in to protect policyholders by continuing coverage and paying claims, up to defined limits.

In Illinois, a life insurance policy is protected up to $300,000. This amount is the maximum benefit provided for any one life. In other words, multiple policies on any one person are limited to this amount.

Illinois Life Insurance Contacts

Here is a list of all the necessary state contacts for residents with Illinois life insurance claims and other related matters.

Guaranty Association

If you need information about an Illinois life insurance or health insurance guaranty, contact the Illinois Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association at 1-773-714-8050 or visit the website.

Insurance Department

For the latest updates from the Illinois Department of Insurance, you can call 1-217-782-4515 or visit the website. Here, you can find out all the most current regulatory information, including answering the questions “Is life insurance required by the State of Illinois?”

If you’re a state employee, you can also access up-to-date information about your state employee life insurance policy, learn how much the State of Illinois employee health insurance costs, explore different providers like CMS life insurance, and make changes to your State of Illinois group life insurance beneficiary designation.

For assistance with your Mybenefit IL account, you can also visit mybenefits.illinois.gov for this information.

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QuickQuote is licensed to sell life insurance in Illinois under Agency License Number 100314873.

The licensed company principal is Tim Bain, Agent License Number 002890464.

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Illinois Life Insurance Companies

American General Life Insurance Company

Banner Life Insurance Company

Fidelity Life Association

Haven Life / MassMutual

John Hancock Life Insurance Company

Lincoln National Life Insurance Company

Metlife Life Insurance Company

North American Company for Life & Health Insurance

Pacific Life & Annuity Company

Principal Life Insurance Company

Protective Life Insurance Company

Pruco Life Insurance Company (Prudential)

Sagicor Life Insurance Company

The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts (SBLI)

Transamerica Life Insurance Company

United of Omaha Life Insurance Company

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