Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance provides important financial security for loved ones with a premium that does not increase for a set period: 10 years. During the initial 10-year period, your premiums will not go up. Moreover, your benefit amount will never go down making it reliable and flexible. It’s ideal for families with younger or older children who need protection but don’t want to worry about the possibility of annual coverage increases impacting their budget.
Term coverage is the purest kind of life insurance, with no costly savings features. Here is term life insurance you can depend on for a full ten years, for premiums that will not go up and benefit options that will not go down. You can renew coverage up to age 75 if you are still eligible, subject to all termination of coverage provisions. Available to ASME members and spouses under age 65, the Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance helps you protect your family from the financial burdens of your or your spouse’s premature death.
Coverage will stay in full force until you or your spouse reach age 75, provided you pay premiums when due, remain a member of ASME, and the group policy remains in force. You can select a coverage amount to help meet your needs, from $100,000 up to $2,000,000 (in $10,000 units). This insurance features "Preferred," "Select" and "Standard" Rates, and you can benefit from volume discounts when you apply for higher amounts of insurance. Plus, send no money until you are approved by New York Life Insurance Company.
ASME members under age 65 may request coverage for themselves, their lawful spouses under age 65 and all unmarried dependent children ages 14 days through 22 years (24 if a full-time student). In order to become insured, individuals must provide satisfactory evidence of insurability and the required premium must be paid.
A dependent who is also a member is eligible for either member or dependent coverage, but not both. If both the member and spouse are covered as members, neither may insure the other as spouse and only one may insure any eligible children.
This coverage is available only for residents of the United States (except territories) and Puerto Rico.
AMOUNTS OF INSURANCE
Members—$100,000 to $2,000,000 in $10,000 multiples.
Spouse—$100,000 to $2,000,000 in $10,000 multiples, not to exceed 100 percent of member’s coverage.
The total amount of coverage an individual may have under all group life insurance policies underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company may not exceed $2,000,000. In addition, the total amount of coverage an individual may have under all group policies issued by New York Life Insurance Company to the Trustee of the ASME Life Insurance may not exceed the maximum benefit option for any insured person.
A money-saving feature of the ASME Level Term Life Insurance Policies is the opportunity to receive a premium credit. Premium credits reduce the total cost of insurance by 10 percent. The premium credits is currently in effect through April 30, 2024. And in the future, if the program's experience warrants, the Trustee may continue to grant premium credits that can reduce your cost to renew coverage. Although not promised or guaranteed, this premium credit was granted in 2019.
Nonsmokers meeting the highest underwriting standards may qualify for Preferred (the policy’s best) rates. Other nonsmokers may qualify for Select (higher, but still very competitive*) or Standard (the policy’s highest) rates. (Smokers may only qualify for Standard rates.)
* In 2021 New York Life analyzed premiums for up to 31 different carriers in the markets for Annual Renewable Term (ART) and 10-Year Level Term (10YLT). Premiums were compared using gender, age, face amounts, and rating classes. Any premium credit was applied to the Association results; had the credits not been applied the results would have differed.
We interpreted “competitive” results as those in which premiums were equal to or better than more than half the cells analyzed for the given products.
If you or your spouse becomes insured for coverage amounts of $250,000 through $490,000, you’ll receive a volume discount; and for amounts of $500,000 through $2,000,000 of coverage, you’ll receive an even bigger discount.
Premiums are guaranteed to remain level for the first ten years of coverage. At the end of the 10-year period, you may reapply for 10-year level term rates then in effect for a subsequent 10-year period, provided the insured person is under age 65 and otherwise eligible. If your application for a subsequent 10-year term of guaranteed rates is approved, your premium contribution will be based on the insured’s person’s age, health and tobacco/nicotine use at the time coverage becomes effective and will be guaranteed for a new 10-year term. If you and your spouse are not approved for a subsequent 10-year term of guaranteed rates, or you do not apply for a subsequent 10-year term, coverage will continue in force on a non-guaranteed rate basis, under which premium contributions increase as the insured ages.
Rates have been provided on an annual basis per $1,000 of coverage to make it easier for you to compare this coverage to other insurance on the market today. Modes of payment are available to suit your budget: Quarterly, semiannual, annually or monthly Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) option (your cost would be approximately one-half or one-twelfth, respectively, the amount you calculate from the rate chart).
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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 one advance payment equal to 50 percent of your (or an insured dependent’s) in force life insurance to be paid while the terminally ill person is still alive. The request must be made at least 12 months prior to the insured person’s scheduled coverage termination age and the amount of insurance payable after the insured’s death will be reduced by this payment. (Premium contributions 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 Life Insurance Company with proof of terminal illness and anticipated life expectancy (12 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 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.
Benefits are paid for death from any cause, at anytime, anywhere in the world. The validity of any amount of your life insurance which has been in force for two years during an insured’s lifetime will not be contested except for insurance eligibility provisions and non-payment of premium contributions.
You may select any person, persons, trust or other legal entity as your beneficiary. If, at the time of your death, there are no surviving beneficiaries, benefits will be paid to the executor or administrator of your estate, or at the option of New York Life, to the surviving relatives in the following order of survival: spouse; children equally; parents equally; or brothers and sisters equally.
Owner means the person or entity with rights of ownership of this insurance as described in the Certificate of Insurance. If a transfer of ownership has been recorded by or on behalf of New York Life Insurance Company, or if initial ownership is by other than the member according to the information provided on the application, references throughout this Policy Information to you or member will mean owner, as applicable.
Your coverage will take effect on the date your application is approved, by New York Life Insurance Company provided the initial contribution is paid within 31 days after the date you are billed (send no money now) and any person to be insured is actively performing the normal activities of a person in good health of like age [Note: Residents of NC: a person of like age] on the date after approval. Any person who is not performing his/her normal daily activities as required will not become insured until the day he/she is performing such activities, provided such date is within three months of the date insurance would have been effective and the person is still eligible.
Coverage will end when the insured person reaches age 75 (23 for children, or 25 for children who are full-time students) or earlier if: (a) premium contributions are not paid when due, (b) ASME membership ends, (c) the group policy is terminated or modified by the Policyholder to end insurance for the group of insureds to which the member belongs, and (d) if the insured requests to terminate insurance. In addition, dependent child coverage will terminate when the child ceases to be an eligible dependent. Upon your death, coverage for your insured dependents may continue as described in the Certificate of Insurance.
Once you are approved into the program, you will have a 31-day grace period for your payment of renewal premium contributions. When you want to submit a claim, call or write the administrator for claim forms.
HOW TO APPLY
Be sure to review all of the life insurance information on the website before applying.
Before you request coverage, you must be a member in good standing of ASME. Please wait until your application for membership is approved before initiating your insurance requests. If you have any questions regarding membership, please call ASME directly at 1-800-289-2763.
The information provided when you fill out your application can make the medical underwriting process quicker and easier. By providing complete and accurate information, you avoid delays that may occur while we wait for missing information to be received and shorten the time needed for underwriting decisions and approvals. We also request that you provide the following information for everyone you are requesting coverage on as well as on any named beneficiary: full name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and telephone number. Please call 1-800-289-2763 to complete this request. If you prefer enclose a separate piece of paper with this information together with your application.
New York Life Insurance Company relies on your answers and statements. Misstatements or failures to report information on your application may be used as the basis for rescinding your insurance.
The Group 10-Year Level Term Life Insurance is medically underwritten based on the information provided by you on the application. It is important that you complete the form truthfully and completely. Your application is subject to New York Life Insurance Company’s approval and more medical information may be requested. A physical exam, EKG, blood test or other information may be required. If so, we will arrange for an independent professional paramedic to contact you to perform these simple tests at your convenience. The exam and blood test will be paid for by the policy.
Please send your completed application to:
Global Insurance Agency, Inc.
P.O. Box 9023918
San Juan, PR 00902-3918
How New York Life Obtains Information and Underwrites Your Request for Group 10 Year Level Term Life Insurance
In this notice, references to “you” and “your” include any person proposed for insurance. Information regarding insurability will be treated as confidential. In considering whether the person(s) in your request for insurance qualify for insurance, we will rely on the medical information you provide, and on the information you AUTHORIZE us to obtain from your physician, other medical practitioners and facilities, other insurance companies to which you have applied for insurance and MIB, LLC. (“MIB”). MIB is a not-for-profit organization of insurance companies, which operates an information exchange on behalf of its members. If you apply for life or health insurance coverage or a claim for benefits is submitted to an MIB member company, medical or non-medical information may be given to MIB and such information may then be furnished by MIB, upon request, to a member company.
Your AUTHORIZATION may be used for a period of 24 months from the date you signed the application for insurance, unless sooner revoked. The AUTHORIZATION may be revoked at any time by notifying New York Life in writing at the address provided. Your revocation will not be effective to the extent New York Life or any other person already has disclosed or collected information or taken other action in reliance on it, or to the extent that New York Life has a legal right to contest a claim under an insurance certificate or the certificate itself. The information New York Life obtains through your AUTHORIZATION may become subject to further disclosure. For example, New York Life may be required to provide it to insurance, regulatory or other government agencies. In this case, the information may no longer be protected by the rules governing your AUTHORIZATION.
MIB and other insurance companies may also furnish New York Life, its subsidiaries or the Plan Administrator with non-medical information (such as driving records, past convictions, hazardous sport or aviation activity, use of alcohol or drugs, and other applications for insurance). The information provided may include information that may predate the time frame stated on the medical questions section, if any, on this application. This information may be used during the underwriting and claims processes, where permitted by law.
New York Life may release this information to the Plan Administrator, other insurance companies to which you may apply for life and health insurance, or to which a claim for benefits may be submitted and to others whom you authorize in writing. However, this will not be done in connection with test results concerning Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). We may also make a brief report of your protected health information to MIB, but we will not disclose our underwriting decision.
New York Life will not disclose such information to anyone except those you authorize or where required or permitted by law. Information in our files may be seen by New York Life and Plan Administrator employees, but only on a “need to know” basis in considering your request. Upon receipt of all requested information, we will make a determination as to whether your request for insurance can be approved.
If we cannot provide the coverage you requested, we will tell you why. If you feel our information is inaccurate, you will be given a chance to correct or complete the information in our files. Upon written request to New York Life or MIB, you will be provided with non-medical information. Generally, medical information will be given either directly to the proposed insured or to a medical professional designated by the proposed insured. Your request is handled in accordance with the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act procedures. If you question the accuracy of the information provided by MIB, you may contact MIB and seek a correction. MIB’s information office is: MIB, LLC. 50 Braintree Hill Park, Suite 400, Braintree, MA 02184-8734, telephone 866-692-6901 (TTY 866 346-3642). Information for consumers about MIB may be obtained on its Web site at www.mib.com.
For NM Residents: PROTECTED PERSONS1 have a right of access to certain CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION2 we maintain in our files and they may choose to receive such information directly. You have the right to register as a PROTECTED PERSON by sending a signed request to the Administrator at the address listed on the application. Please include your full name, date of birth and address.
1PROTECTED PERSON means a victim of domestic abuse; who has notified us that he/she is or has been a victim of domestic abuse; and who is an insured or prospective insured person.
2CONFIDENTIAL ABUSE INFORMATION means information about: acts of domestic abuse or abuse status; the work or home address or telephone number of a victim of domestic abuse; or the status of an applicant or insured family member, employer or associate of a victim of domestic abuse or a person with whom the applicant or insured is known to have a direct, close, personal, family or abuse-related relationship.
If we can provide the coverage you requested, we will inform you as to when such coverage will be effective. Under no circumstances will coverage be effective prior to this date. Payment of a premium contribution with your application does not mean that there is any insurance in force before the effective date as determined by New York Life Insurance Company.
This information is only a brief description of the principal provisions and features of the Policy. The complete terms and conditions are set forth in the group policy issued by New York Life Insurance Company to the Trustee of the Life Insurance for Members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
When you become insured, you will be sent a Certificate of Insurance summarizing your benefits under the policy.
If you’re not completely satisfied with the terms of your Certificate of Insurance, you may return it, without claim, within 30 days. Your coverage will be invalidated, and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked!
ASME is compensated in connection with this group policy to provide and maintain this valuable membership benefit.
Answers about the program, including eligibility, options, customer service and more.
How do I apply?
Do I have to meet with an insurance agent?
What if I have second thoughts after I apply?
How much insurance should I consider?
Are there any exclusions?
When is the coverage effective?
Insurance will take effect on the date your application is approved by New York Life Insurance Company provided the initial contribution has been paid within 31 days after the date you are billed and any person to be insured is actively performing the normal activities of a person in good health of like age on the date of approval.
Any person who is not performing his/her normal daily activities as required will not become insured until the day he/she is performing such activities, provided such date is within three months of the date insurance would have been effective and the person is still eligible
When does coverage end?
Insurance for you can remain in force until: (a) premium contributions are not paid when due, (b) ASME membership ends, (c) the group plan is terminated or modified by the Policyholder or New York Life Insurance Company to end insurance for the group of insureds to which you belong, and (d) you request to terminate insurance. In addition, dependent coverage will terminate when your coverage terminates, or when the eligibility requirements are no longer being met. Upon your death, coverage for your insured dependents may continue as described in the Certificate of Insurance.
If you’re an Active Member, your coverage will end when you are no longer ACTIVELY-AT-WORK, as defined. However, if your insurance ends due to your retirement, you may elect to continue your life insurance under one of the available options.
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