Life Insurance In California

March 3, 2020
Jonathan Fritz
B.A. Risk Management
Life Insurance Agent
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Our mission at is to provide you with no nonsense information on life insurance. We have put together this resource for life insurance companies in California.

It’s important to mention that a life insurance company does not have to be within the state of California to sell their products to California residents.

Many of the companies on this list are headquartered outside of California. According to the California insurance department, there are only four companies that are based in California!

Our recommendation is to choose a company based on financial strength and product offering. The last thing you want is a life insurance policy from an inferior provider.

Companies Offering Life Insurance in California

The chart below shows the top life insurance providers in California along with their prices. If you like the rates, simply click the link to apply for that policy direct. Adjust the inputs to see actual life insurance quotes for California residents.

Life Insurance Quotes in California

1st place trophy

Haven Life is backed by A++ rated Mass Mutual, and is our #1 recommendation. Competitive rates and best in class application process earn it the #1 spot for the best rates. Click the button below to see your custom rate.

2nd place trophy

AIG, also know as American International Group, has been in business since 1919. AIG's strong financial rating, product selection and competitive pricing place it in the #2 spot for best rates. Get a quote by clicking below.

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Health IQ is a life insurance brokerage for people who like to exercise. If you exercise a few times per week you can qualify for much cheaper rates. They are a great choice for those looking for a low cost life insurance policy.

California Life Insurance Companies

If you prefer to do business with California life insurance companies, here is a list of companies residing in California.


Life Insurance Prices in California

Term Life Coverage AmountAverage Rates for a 20 Year Term Policy

* The above term rates are for a healthy 30 year old female in California.

California Department of Insurance Contact Info

Should you have any questions about buying life insurance in California, please contact the California State Department of Insurance


Los Angeles Office

300 South Spring Street, South Tower Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sacramento Office

300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1700 Sacramento, CA 95814

San Francisco Office

45 Fremont Street, 23rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94105


Phone Number: 1-800-927-4357

Look Up An Agent’s License in California

If you are working with a life insurance agent in California, it is a good idea to look up their license. You can do so by visiting this url and searching for their name. It will tell you if that agent has a valid California insurance license.

Check to see that their license is in good standing with the CA department of insurance. You can also see what companies the agent is contracted to sell with. You will want an agent that has access to many different life insurance companies in California.

California Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Look Up

In 2008, the state of California began auditing life insurance companies practices. The result was the discovery that life many companies were not paying claims. In short, beneficiaries did not know that they were owed any life insurance payouts. To combat this, the controller's officer released a tool that consumers can use to search for unclaimed life insurance in California. To conduct a search, use this link.

Choosing the Right Insurance Coverage

We recommend term life insurance for most of our customers. This is because it offers the most value. It provides a death benefit for your loved ones for a low, fixed monthly rate. It does not have any investment component and cash value buildup.