Preferred Term Life Insurance Coverage Details

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Features & Benefits
Benefits up to $3,000,000

As an eligible physician, you and your eligible spouse or domestic partner can each apply for the amount of coverage that is most appropriate for the financial needs of you and your family - from $25,000 up to $3,000,000.

Benefit Reduction

Once insured, your benefit stays the same to age 70, regardless of changes in your health. Your benefit amount reduces by 50% on the premium due date following your 70th birthday. Premium rates are then based on the reduced benefit amount.

Unique "Age at Entry" Rate Feature

For the first five years your rate is based on your age at issue. Rates may only increase during that time if they are raised for the entire group based on claims experience. After the initial five-year period, your rate is guaranteed to be based on your attained age at each subsequent five-year interval and will not increase due to age during each five-year period unless rates for the entire group increase. This is a unique feature of the AMA-sponsored Preferred Term Life Plan designed  to give you the most attractive rate possible.

Accelerated Benefit Feature

Should you be diagnosed as having less than 24 months to live, the plan may advance you up to 60% (up to $500,000 maximum) of your basic life insurance amount. You can use the money to pay medical bills, outstanding debts, or for anything you choose.

Your premium payments will be waived for up to 12 months following payment of this benefit. Future premiums will not otherwise be affected by payment of the benefit and will be required to be paid. Your benefit advance is payable only once and will be deducted from your total life insurance coverage. Note: Accelerated Benefits may be taxable. Please be sure to consult your tax advisor.

Underwritten by: /assets/NYLLOGO_CMYK_Tagline72dpi.jpg
New York Life Insurance Company  

51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010  
On Policy Form GMR-FACE/G- 30610-0 
Under Group Policy No. G-30610-0

Optional Features to Tailor Your Coverage
Waiver of Premium

Allows your life insurance premiums to be waived during a period of covered Total Disability beginning before age 60 (while insurance is in force) and lasting at least 6 consecutive months. Your life insurance will remain in force until your disability ends or you turn 65, whichever occurs first, without further payment of premium. This protection is available to physicians and their spouses under age 55.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage

This optional coverage provides additional insurance protection equal to your basic life insurance benefit (from $25,000 up to a $1,000,000 maximum) if death is caused by a covered accident. In addition, benefits are payable for the total and irrecoverable loss of both hands or feet or loss of use of both hands or feet, ability to speak and hearing, or loss of sight in both eyes due to a covered accident. (Loss must occur within 365 days of the accident). Coverage for this option terminates at age 70.

Dependent Child Coverage

Lets you or your spouse (not both) insure all your eligible dependent children ages 14 days through age 26 with $25,000 of term life insurance and $25,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance each. Once this option is in place, each new child is automatically insured beginning at age 14 days. Each child's coverage ends when the child is no longer eligible or when the insured parent's coverage ends. Dependent child coverage is subject to state variations. 

How Group Rates are Determined

This plan's rates are based on various factors including your lifestyle, health history, and the company's underwriting guidelines. Four (4) rate classes are offered:

  • Preferred Plus rates are this plan's lowest rates. They're designed for physicians who have not used tobacco in any form during the past 12 months and whose lifestyle and health history meet the Preferred Plus underwriting guidelines.
  • Preferred rates are for physicians who have not used tobacco in any form during the past 12 months and whose lifestyle and health history meet the company's Preferred underwriting guidelines.
  • Standard rates are for individuals who have not used tobacco in the past 12 months.
  • Tobacco rates are for individuals who have used tobacco in the past 12 months. Rates for tobacco users are very competitive.

If you are an actively engaged full-time physician or a full-time medical student under age 61, you and your spouse or domestic partner under age 61 are each eligible to apply for the AMA-sponsored Preferred Term Life Plan. Your spouse or domestic partner is eligible to apply even if you choose not to.

All applications are subject to medical underwriting and approval. Any required medical exam will be conducted at your convenience and at no cost to you. Membership is not required in the American Medical Association. 

Effective Date

Your coverage will be effective on the 1st or 15th of the month coinciding with or next following approval by New York Life Insurance Company. Coverage will be in force from the effective date, provided you are actively engaged full time in the practice of medicine and the premium is paid when due.

A proposed covered person must not be hospitalized on the date the insurance is to take effect.  If the are, the insurance will take effect on the day after they are discharged.

Renewability & Termination

Coverage for you and your spouse or domestic partner is renewable to age 75 at the premium rates and benefit levels current for your age and class of risk current at that time. Coverage will terminate if your premiums are not paid when due or the group policy is terminated. Your covered spouse and dependents may keep their insurance even after your death.

Exclusions and Limitations

Life Insurance: Benefits paid for death due to suicide, while sane or insane, during the first two years of coverage (Missouri residents 12 months) are limited to a refund of total premiums paid.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: No benefits will be paid for injury resulting from flight in aircraft unless traveling solely as a passenger- however, this passenger exception is not applicable if part of your job is to perform services in an aircraft for the purpose of medical transport; bacterial infections (except if such infections result from (1) accidental ingestion of contaminated material or (2) an accidental cut or wound) or any other kind of disease; war or any act of war, whether declared or not; mental or physical infirmity; medical, dental or surgical treatment that is not related to a covered accident; or suicide or intentionally self-inflicted injury while sane or insane.

State Availability

Available in all states.

Carrier Information

Group Preferred Term Life Insurance is Underwritten by: /assets/NYLLOGO_CMYK_Tagline72dpi.jpg
New York Life Insurance Company  
51 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010
On Policy Form GMR-FACE/G-30610-0  
Under Group Policy No. G-30610-0 

New York Life is licensed/authorized to  transact business in all of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. Not all group plans it underwrites are available in all jurisdictions. Please check the applicable insurance brochures for current availability. New York Life's state of domicile is New York, and NAIC ID# is 66915.

AMA Insurance incurs costs in connection with providing oversight and administrative support for this plan, and is reimbursed for these costs. The American Medical Association also incurs certain expenses in connection with the plan and is reimbursed for such expenses.  

This website explains the general purpose of the insurance described, but in no way changes or affects the policy as actually issued. In the event of a discrepancy between this website and the policy, the terms of the policy apply. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. Policy underwritten by New York Life Insurance Company. Exclusions, limitations, reduction of benefits and terms under which the policy may be continued in full or discontinued are detailed in the Certificate of Insurance issued to each insured individual and complete details are in the Group policy issued to the policyholder. This program may vary and may not be available to residents of all states.

NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS OF MISSOURI: The policyholder of the group master policy for this insurance plan is the Trustee of the American Medical Association Group Insurance Trust.  The banking institution that serves as the Trustee receives a reasonable fee in return for performing this service.


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