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Our take: Lemonade offers term life insurance, but it provides other types of insurance policies, too — from renters and home to auto and pet insurance — making it easy to get all of your coverage from one place and minimizing all the work it takes to get a policy. The company also offers discounts for buying more than one policy.
Lemonade offers customers a lot of flexibility. But in addition to providing a range of insurance products and discounts, Lemonade is also a certified B corp., a certification given to socially responsible companies. That means the insurer is working to protect more than just your finances.
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Additional product line details: Lemonade only offers one type of life insurance policy — no-med term life insurance. However, it doesn’t just offer life insurance. It also provides home, auto, renters and pet insurance for applicants with multiple financial responsibilities and obligations.
For the most part, Lemonade’s rates are slightly above the industry average, barring a few outliers. For example, a 25-year-old male purchasing $1 million in coverage for 20-year-term pays $51 from a policy from Lemonade, while the industry average for the same level of coverage is $42. Meanwhile, a female purchasing $1 million in coverage for 20-year-term pays $29 from a policy from Lemonade, while the industry average for the same coverage is $20.
How much Lemonade costs for healthy nonsmokers:
The following table shows Lemonade rates by age and gender for healthy non-smokers purchasing 20-year term policies.
How much Lemonade costs for smokers:
The following table shows Haven Life monthly rates by age and gender for smokers purchasing 20-year term policies.
The following table shows how Lemonade’s monthly rates for a healthy 35-year-old compare with selected competitors for $500,000 in coverage.
Company background: Lemonade was founded by Shai Wininger and Daniel Schreiber in 2015. Lemonade prides itself on its technology, which enables claims approval in as little as three seconds.
Interesting tidbit: Lemonade is a public benefit corporation organized under Delaware law. Through a Giveback program, unclaimed money is donated to nonprofits its policyholders choose.