Underwritten by: New York Life Insurance Company
Term coverage is the purest kind of life insurance, with no costly saving features. Here’s level term life insurance you can depend on years, with premiums that will not go up for a full 20 years and benefits that will never go down*.
Available Exclusively to The State Bar of California Licensed Attorneys and Spouses/Domestic Partner Under Age 60: With the The State Bar of California Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance, you can help protect your family from the unnecessary financial burdens of your or your spouse’s or domestic partner premature death.
Renewable Until Age 80: You can renew your life insurance under The State Bar of California Plan until age 80, subject to all Termination of Coverage provisions.
High Amounts of Licensed Attorney and Spouse/Domestic Partner Coverage: From $100,000 up to $3,000,000 (in $25,000 increments).
Competitive Group Rates That Remain Constant for 20 Years: Compare the premiums for The State Bar of California Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance Plan with similar level term life plans on the market today. You’ll probably be surprised at how much life insurance you can afford.
Take Advantage of Rate Classes and Volume Discounts: First, this coverage features "Preferred Plus," "Preferred" and "Standard" rates, which most nonsmoking (including tobacco/nicotine) State Bar of California licensed attorneys may qualify for. In addition, you can benefit from volume discounts when you apply for higher amounts of insurance.
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Convenient Monthly Payment Option: A Preauthorized Check Payment Plan option offers a time-saving convenience.
Portable Coverage: The Plan offers portable coverage that can follow you throughout your career. Make all the career changes you want and still be able to maintain this valuable protection.
Living Benefit ("Accelerated Death Benefit"): Enables you to receive a portion of your benefits if you qualify as being terminally ill, subject to certain policy restrictions and limitations. These benefits are paid directly to you, and you may spend them any way you wish.
Download your Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance Application from the Forms section of this site and follow the instructions. Be sure to review the brochure, which can also be downloaded. Remember, only eligible State Bar of California licensed attorneys may apply.
To learn more about the rates of this program, see the applicable section in the brochure.
These form(s) are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and are available for downloading and printing.
|Where Available||All states and District of Columbia|
|Notes||State Bar of California licensed attorneys under age 60 may request coverage for themselves and their lawful spouses or domestic partners under age 60. In order to become insured, satisfactory evidence of insurability must be provided and the required premium must be paid.|
|Type of Insurance||Group 20-Year Level Term Life Insurance|
|Designed for||State Bar of California licensed attorneys (spouses and domestic partners covered as licensed attorneys)|
|Underwritten by||New York Life Insurance Company
|Group Policy Number||G-30923-0
|Risk Classes||Preferred Plus, Preferred, Standard, Preferred Tobacco/Nicotine and Standard Tobacco/Nicotine|
|Issue Ages||Through age 59|
|Coverage Amounts||$100,000 to $3,000,000 in $25,000 increments|
|*This is a listing of insurance some of the general provisions of the coverage. For more information, including features, costs, eligibility, renewability, limitations, download the brochure to the right.|
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Answers about the program, including eligibility, options, customer service and more.
By whom is this plan underwritten?
This plan is underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company, 51 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, under Group Policy No. G-30923-0 on Policy Forms GMR-FACE/G-30923-0.
New York Life Insurance Company is licensed/authorized to transact business in all of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. However, not all group policies it underwrites are available in all jurisdictions. Please check the website, brochure or contact the Plan Administrator for current availability. New York Life's state of domicile is New York, and NAIC ID # is 66915.
How much insurance should I consider?
Who is eligible for this insurance?
This Plan is available exclusively to licensed attorneys with The State Bar of California under age 60, who may request coverage for themselves and their lawful spouses and domestic partners under age 60. In order to become insured, satisfactory evidence of insurability must be provided and the required premium must be paid. You can request coverage for your dependent children age six months through 25 years, for $5,000 each ($1,000 if under age 6 months).
A spouse or domestic partner who is also a licensed attorney with The State Bar of California is eligible for either licensed attorney or spouse coverage, but not both. If both licensed attorney and spouse are covered as members, neither may insure the other as spouse.
Are there any discounts available?
What if I have second thoughts after I apply?
How much insurance can I request?
Licensed Attorneys—$100,000 to $3,000,000 in $25,000 increments.
Spouse/Domestic Partner—$100,000 to $3,000,000 in $25,000 increments.
When does coverage end?
A licensed attorney's insurance will end the earliest of: the date this policy ends at the option of New York or the policyholder; the date insurance ends for the licensed attorney's class; the end of the period for which the last premium has been paid for such licensed attorney; the licensed attorney’s premium due date coinciding with or next following the date the licensed attorney attains age 80 (26 for a child); or the licensed attorney’s premium due date coinciding with or next following the date the licensed attorney ceases to be a member of the California State Bar.
Dependent coverage will end the earliest of the date the licensed attorney’s insurance ends under the group policy; the date the group policy is changed to end dependents’ life insurance; the date the person ceases to be dependent; or the end of the period for which the last premium has been paid for the dependent.
When is the coverage effective?
Licensed Attorneys must give evidence of their insurability satisfactory to New York. Subject to the requirements below, licensed attorneys will be insured on the first day of the month coinciding with or next following the date New York approves the request.
A licensed attorney/spouse must be able to perform the normal activities of a person in good health of like age on the date the insurance is to take effect. If not, such insurance will take effect on the day the licensed attorney/spouse resumes such activities.
A licensed attorney/spouse might be hospitalized on the date the insurance takes effect. If so, insurance will take effect on the day after discharge.
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How does the Accelerated Death Benefit work?
The Accelerated Death Benefit option is available to help terminally ill insureds during a difficult and often financially challenging time. Under this provision, you may request a one time advance payment equal to 60 percent (or $250,000, whichever is less) of your or your insured spouse’s or domestic partner’s current life insurance coverage. Your premiums will not be reduced.
This money can be used to help cover high prescription drug costs … medical bills … outstanding debts … to help pay for experimental treatments … the cost of modifications to your home … or for a family vacation—the choice is yours.
To qualify, a terminally ill insured must provide New York with proof of terminal illness and anticipated life expectancy (required twelve months or less), as well as any other necessary medical information requested. For additional details and limitations, please see the Certificate of Insurance.
Please note that the receipt of Accelerated Death Benefits may affect your eligibility for public assistance programs and may be taxable. Prior to applying to receive such benefits, you should consult with the appropriate social services agency and seek the advice of a qualified tax advisor.
Are there any exclusions?
After coverage is in force for two years, benefits are payable for death from any cause, anywhere in the world.
If a covered person commits suicide within two years from the date insurance takes effect, the benefit will be limited to the premiums paid.