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Life Insurance for Ranchers

Life Insurance for Ranchers – Complete Guide for [2021]

Finding the best life insurance for ranchers is normally a very simple task. Even though some life photo of ranch insurance companies tend to look at farming as a high-risk occupation. Many other good companies do not look at this vital industry as high risk at all.

Let’s all remember that farmers are some of the most important people in the country. This is due to the fact they supply the food that we Americans eat. Farmers are the real heroes behind the scenes just like military personnel, policeman, and firefighters.



Why do insurers look at ranchers and the farming industry as high risk

  • In the year 2016, 417 farmers and farmhands died from work-related injuries
  • The fatality rate number breaks down to 21.4 deaths per 100,000 workers
  • Transportation incidents, which include tractor overturns were the leading cause of death
  • Out of 335,000 workplace fatalities worldwide, over half were agriculture deaths
  • Suicides among farmers are 1.5 times higher than the national average


Finding the best life insurance rates for ranchers

The most important step is to apply with the life insurance companies that are providing the best rates to the agricultural industry. These would be the “farmer-friendly” life insurance carriers in other words.

For example, anytime we receive a life insurance request that includes health conditions. We always run a medical pre-screen to see what company will offer our applicant the lowest rates. In the case of farmers & ranchers, we would run an occupational pre-screen. Your exact duties each day will determine any risks involved.


Medical conditions can affect your rates

Anytime someone applies, their health history is always taken into consideration. If you have any medical conditions your rates may be affected depending on your condition. All of the companies underwrite their applications differently which means choosing the most applicable company will be very important. Your overall health is the single most important factor that the insurers are concerned with. Having any serious health concerns will be much more of a concern than your occupation as a farmer or rancher.


Best policy designs for ranch and farm owners & employees

Without a doubt, affordable term life insurance is going to be your most cost-effective plan design with no close second. Normally the face amount that a farmer will require will be substantial and any of the other types of life insurance will not be affordable or cost-effective. Since the term is a form of temporary life insurance, you can also add a permanent plan design such as universal life to your life insurance portfolio. We will go into more detail about the other plan types.


The 3 main types of life insurance

There are three basic forms of life insurance for farmers to choose from. You don’t have to be an expert on these three plan types but it helps to understand the basics of each policy design. This will give you a much better understanding of your available options. Here is a basic rundown of how each plan works.

  • Term life insurance – Term life insurance will pay a death benefit during the term period specified in the policy which or normally between 10-40 years.
  • Universal Life insurance – Universal life insurance is permanent coverage that stays in force for life as long as the premiums are being paid.
  • Whole Life insurance – Whole life insurance is an old product that provides permanent coverage with the addition of a cash value savings feature. This product is normally far too expensive and many companies dropped it from their product line.
  • No Medical Exam Life Insurance – Most medical exam policies otherwise known as Non-Med policy designs do not require a physical exam and can be approved in much less time. Sometimes they can be approved as quickly as 24 hours depending on the company. These policies cost a little more due to the fact the companies do not know as much about you and your health and lifestyle.


You can apply with three different ways

There are usually three ways you can apply for life insurance.

  • Paper Applications – The paper applications are for the most part obsolete and are the most time-consuming of all applications. Most people are intimidated by a 30-page form to complete. If your handwriting is not legible or you miss a question, the application can then be delayed.
  • Online Applications – Modern online applications are normally much easier and faster for the applicant. The only stipulation is the applicant must have a computer and have some basic internet experience.
  • Telephone Applications – Telephone applications are in my opinion the only way to go. They only take about 20 minutes and all you have to do is listen to the question and then answer it.


Use our quoting tool to compare your options and locate the best life insurance quotes

All of the rates on our quoting tool are up to date and will be instantly displayed in less than a minute. You will be able to compare the best life insurance quotes for farmers and ranchers within minutes. You can even quote permanent universal life insurance at the same time so you can weigh your options. 

We work with over 40 life insurance carriers and they all underwrite their applications differently. When we help a farmer or rancher apply for life insurance. We use a company that will offer the best life insurance rates for this very important occupation. Assuming that you are in good health, You will probably receive preferred rates which will provide you with very affordable premiums.

Our Final thoughts

With modern technology such as instant online life insurance quotes and telephone applications. Purchasing life insurance for farmers & ranchers is a very quick process. If purchasing life insurance seems a little complicated, just grab your phone and call us. We are very good at explaining things and as your agent, walk you through the process every inch of the way. Feel free to contact us 7 days a week to get all your questions answered with no cost or obligation.

All the best,
Jack Venturi

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Jack Venturi Independent Life Insurance Agent

Jack Venturi

Independent agent and founder of

Jack Venturi has over 30 years of experience selling individual and commercial insurance including Property & Casualty, Health, Disability and Life insurance. Jack has helped thousands of people all across the United States purchase the best life insurance products at the lowest possible premiums over the phone (800)-897-5699 and online.