Backdating of insurance applications – New rule now in effect
Great news! We are making it even easier for you to do business with Equitable Life®. We now allow backdating of life insurance applications by up to 364 days. Previously, the maximum backdating period was six (6) months.
Backdating can result in lower total premiums for the client over the life of a policy based on their younger age at time of application. But clients must pay all the premiums due for the backdated period up front. Thus, backdating is only beneficial when the total premium savings over the life of the policy are greater than the premium due for the backdated period.
To request backdating beyond six (6) months (up to 364 days)
No special approval is needed. Simply add a note to the Advisor Sheet requesting backdating or contact us at any time prior to policy issue. This step is only necessary when backdating beyond six (6) months as the application will automatically prompt to save age within the 6-month period.
Note: The maximum backdating period for critical illness (CI) applications remains unchanged at three (3) months.
Questions? Please contact your Equitable Life Regional Sales Manager for more information.