1. What determines life insurance rates?

    Senior Couple Bike RidingLife insurance rates are not “one-size-fits-all.” According to the New York Department of Financial Services, an assortment of factors can affect how much money will be paid for coverage. For example, a $500,000, 30-year Term Life policy could cost much less for a healthy, non-smoking 20-year-old than the same policy would cost for a 50-year-old smoker or someone who participates in high-risk sports.