Why experts are raving about Haven Life
Real Simple and Investopedia think we’re great. Find out why.
At Haven Life, we’re not in it for the awards. Sure, they’re nice and all — they look good on a (virtual) bookshelf, and come in handy when we need a (virtual) doorstop. But what we really care about is serving you — providing high-quality financial protection, delivered with ease through our best-in-class customer service and simple online tools.
But awards are nice, too.
On that note, we wanted to mention that we’ve earned two prestigious honors from some of the most trusted sources in the game. “We are honored to be recognized for our innovative approach to offering high-quality, affordable life insurance,” said Mitch Ocampo, Head of Haven Life. “These awards not only mean a great deal to our team, but also underscore the important role life insurance plays in bringing financial security to everyday American households.”
Learn more about the awards, and why we were so honored, below.
In this article:
Real Simple Smart Money Award
Real Simple, probably best known for their editorial guidance and practical wisdom, gave their “Buy Life Insurance Without Feeling Judged & Depressed” honor to Haven Life, for our ability to make the daunting process of purchasing life insurance a little easier. In fact, they described the process of applying for Haven Simple, our no-medical-exam life insurance offering, as “as quick as the time it takes to brew coffee.” (For those who don’t brew at home, it’s also as affordable as your daily coffee shop habit.)
They don’t give this award out willy-nilly. Instead, they use a diverse board of financial professionals, certified financial planners and finance educators to consider products based on innovation and relevance to their readers. We’re proud to earn this honor, even if we think no one should feel judged or depressed about helping secure their family’s long-term financial future by applying for an affordable term life insurance policy.
Best Instant-Issue Term for Parents from Investopedia
The finance experts at Investopedia honored us for our user-friendly site and online application process. Again, this wasn’t decided at random — the site conducts its rankings by collecting data that measures financial stability, customer satisfaction, product and feature variety, and the overall buying experience.
Using numbers to make a decision? Our actuaries would be so proud. And so are the rest of us — this is a big-deal award from a big-deal site.
These awards aren’t one-offs, either. Instead, they’re part of a pattern — earlier, we earned honors from NerdWallet and Newsweek, naming Haven Life the “Best Same-Day Term Life Insurance” and “America’s Best Customer Service 2022” for life insurance, respectively.
We’d like to thank the academy, our agent, our families, and — oh, who are we kidding. We’d like to thank you, our customers, for helping us with these accomplishments, and those still to come. Not a customer? Find out why our policyholders and experts alike are raving about Haven Life by getting a quote for a term life insurance policy today.
About Louis Wilson
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Our editorial policy
Haven Life is a customer-centric life insurance agency that’s backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We believe navigating decisions about life insurance, your personal finances and overall wellness can be refreshingly simple.
Our editorial policy
Haven Life is a customer centric life insurance agency that’s backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We believe navigating decisions about life insurance, your personal finances and overall wellness can be refreshingly simple.
Our content is created for educational purposes only. Haven Life does not endorse the companies, products, services or strategies discussed here, but we hope they can make your life a little less hard if they are a fit for your situation.
Haven Life is not authorized to give tax, legal or investment advice. This material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for tax, legal, or investment advice. Individuals are encouraged to seed advice from their own tax or legal counsel.
Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (DTC and ICC17DTC in certain states, including NC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. In NY, Haven Term is DTC-NY 1017. In CA, Haven Term is DTC-CA 042017. Haven Term Simplified is a Simplified Issue Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC19PCM-SI 0819 in certain states, including NC) issued by the C.M. Life Insurance Company, Enfield, CT 06082. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and may not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas 100139527.
MassMutual is rated by A.M. Best Company as A++ (Superior; Top category of 15). The rating is as of Aril 1, 2020 and is subject to change. MassMutual has received different ratings from other rating agencies.
Haven Life Plus (Plus) is the marketing name for the Plus rider, which is included as part of the Haven Term policy and offers access to additional services and benefits at no cost or at a discount. The rider is not available in every state and is subject to change at any time. Neither Haven Life nor MassMutual are responsible for the provision of the benefits and services made accessible under the Plus Rider, which are provided by third party vendors (partners). For more information about Haven Life Plus, please visit: https://havenlife.com/plus
What our customers are saying
Oct 2, 2023
Super impressed. Application was easy, fast, and user friendly. Pricing competitive and came back quickly. Customer service was quick and helpful.
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Sep 8, 2023
User friendly platform and very easy…
User friendly platform and very easy application process! Super content with Haven Life , consider them when shopping for a policy.
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Aug 11, 2023
The ease of the process and speed in getting my application approved was terrific. Highly recommend using them for your insurance needs.
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Aug 10, 2023
Simple and well-designed process for buying life insurance
Life insurance is an industry that seems stuck in the past - things like completing an application, filling out paperwork, scheduling medical exams, etc. are not handled online at many companies. At Haven Life all of this can be done and tracked online, and I hope that others in the industry will follow suit. Other positives include that pricing was competitive and easily available through an easy online quote. It was also possible to adjust the specifics of the policy throughout the process, even after underwriting was complete - changing my mind on one small detail did not require restarting the process. The underwriting process proceeded quickly. I was easily able to gain access to my lab results online. Etc. The process was easy at every step.
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Jul 27, 2023
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