With Term Life, you can balance immediate needs with ongoing goals.

Let’s begin by looking at a few factors to consider while building your custom Term Life policy.


Your coverage 

With Term Life, you can choose exactly how long you will be covered. Some of our clients find it helpful to match their coverage length with various milestones, like paying off a mortgage or their kids finishing school. Whatever your needs are, you can build a custom policy—and you can convert to a permanent policy later on.

Your budget

You can select a product that best suits your wallet and goals. For example, you can lock in premiums that are guaranteed to stay the same for a selected period. Or you can start with smaller premiums that increase every year. That could be a good choice if you plan to convert to a permanent solution. Our flexible options allow you to construct the perfect plan to fit your family’s needs—and your budget.

Let's get started and take a look at what product is right for you.

Let’s get started and take a look at what product is right for you.

Yearly Convertible

This is the right choice for people who need protection for a defined period of time and may want to convert to a permanent policy in the near future. You can renew this insurance every year—starting with a low premium that gradually increases every year.

Level Premium Convertible

You might consider this product if you want predictable payments. You can lock in level premiums for 10 to 20 years, and make plans knowing your payments won’t change. After the level premium paying period ends, thereafter premiums will increase annually.


Work with a financial professional to customize your policy with these add-ons, which are also known as riders:

Future coverage for your spouse

In the event of your death, your spouse can use the proceeds from your policy to get insurance without a medical exam with the Spouse’s Paid-Up3 option. This is available only from New York Life.

Planning for health events

If you become disabled, New York Life will cover your premiums with the Disability Waiver of Premium option. Additionally, if you are terminally ill, you could use a portion of your death benefit to pay for treatment or care with the Living Benefits4 option. The majority of our clients take advantage of these features.

Adding permanent coverage later

If you want to purchase additional insurance later on, without another medical exam, consider the Policy Purchase option.

Connect with a financial professional

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Learn more

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Guarantees are based on the claims-paying ability of the issuing insurance company
1Additional guidelines for term conversions such as timing may apply
Certain conditions may apply and might not be available in all states
3Rider Insured’s Paid-Up Insurance Purchase Option in New York.
4Not available in every state. There is a cost to exercise this rider. Products and riders are available in approved jurisdictions and names and features may vary.

For select riders, the condition applies to the insured. See the product and rider fact sheets for details. Yearly Convertible Term (ICC18218-135P); Level Premium Convertible Term (ICC18218-60P); Living Benefits Rider (ICC18218-498R); Spouse’s Paid-up Insurance Purchase Option (Rider Insured’s Paid-Up Insurance Purchase Option in New York) (ICC17217-375R); Disability Waiver of Premium Rider (ICC18218-235R); Policy Purchase Option Rider (208-413). State variations may apply.