Life insurance companies like to feed us with promises. Their deals seem perfect and the prices they are offering don't leave us a chance to consider the deal once again. Most of us are frightened by the ideas of an accident in our lives. Of course it is a good reason to pay for an insurance that will give you some peace and the feeling of safety. But on the other hand not all of us understand what we get ourselves into before we start paying hundred after hundred. Here is some general information on the life insurance companies: The top life insurance companies vary very little from each other in terms of price. There are many other factors that go into the final selection. One extremely important factor is to know which companies are more likely to rate you in a cheaper category, based on your health and life-style factors. The difference in price between companies within a category is small, while the difference between categories can be quite large. It is highly recommended to think all of the options before you " rush into a deal" as some insurance companies in reality do less than they claim to do when they are trying to " get you" in their deal. Another important consideration is the length of time it will take to obtain life insurance. Some companies take several months to complete the underwriting process and issue a policy. If you do not qualify for your requested rate category, you will have to decide whether to accept a more expensive category. Some companies are much better in this regard. Don't be too concerned with this very complicated process. A good independent agent, who works with many companies, will know the ins and outs of each company's underwriting process, and can help you choose the best one. The smartest idea is to research and find the one that people have already worked with so you know for sure he is good. This way you will never lose.