Term life insurance

What’s term life insurance?

Term insurance provides a death benefit payment (proceeds to your beneficiaries) if you die during your term coverage (known as the policy term).


Key benefits

Financial protection for your beneficiaries if something happens to you.

Typically lower cost than permanent life insurance products.

The death benefit to your beneficiaries is generally free of federal income tax.

How does term life insurance work?

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You pay

You make scheduled annual premium payments.

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You're covered for a term

Your coverage lasts a specific number of years, usually between 10 and 30.

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They benefit

If you die while the policy is [in-force], your designated beneficiaries receive the death benefit.

Consider term life insurance if:

  • Your family relies on your paycheck.
  • You’re a stay-at-home parent who provides child care and other valuable family support.

Product to consider:


Symetra SwiftTerm®

Get fast, affordable life insurance in as little as 25 minutes.
Available for people 20 to 60 years old, with up to $2 million in coverage.

Next steps

Ask your insurance professional if life insurance is right for you.


Life insurance is issued by Symetra Life Insurance Company, 777 108th Ave NE, Suite 1200, Bellevue, WA 98004 and is not available in all U.S. states or any U.S. territory.

Life insurance policies contain exclusions, limitations, reductions of benefits and terms for keeping them in-force. Please contact your insurance professional for complete details.

Guarantees and benefits are subject to the claims-paying ability of Symetra Life Insurance Company.

Although proceeds of life insurance are generally received federal income-tax-free by beneficiaries, estate and local taxes may apply. Consult your attorney or tax advisor for more information.

SwiftTerm® is a registered service mark of Symetra Life Insurance Company.