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Over 50 Life

  • Guaranteed acceptance*
  • 100% of claims paid
  • Fixed premiums that never go up
Over 50s Plan Details
Our Over 50 Life Insurance product has an 'Excellent' star label with ratings of 4.7 stars out of 5. Read reviews from customers like you.

Why get Over 50 Life Insurance with Legal & General?

Our Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance could be an affordable way for you to leave some money for your loved ones after you die. It could be used to help settle unpaid bills, as a gift or to help towards the cost of a funeral. We're proud that we are the UK's No.1 Life insurance provider1 and we've been able to help protect families for over 180 years.1Term & Health Watch 2024, Swiss Re.

Benefits of Over 50 Life Insurance

*Guaranteed acceptance and no medical

For UK residents aged 50-80. Full cover after one year.

Loved ones receive a payout when you die

Fixed premiums from £5 a month

Premium is dependent on your age and smoker status.

How does Over 50 Life Insurance work?

Whether you're over 50, 60 or 70, over 50 life cover is simple. When you get a quote for life cover over 50 - you choose a premium you want to pay and can afford each month, to provide a cash sum that meets your needs. You can decide if you want a little more or less using our quick and easy quote tool.There's more on how much cover you can get below. 

What's reassuring to know is once you've taken out your plan, your monthly premium will never go up and your cover won't go down. So, it's a little easier to budget. When you pass on, your loved ones could use this cash sum to help at a difficult time.

This page was last reviewed by our team of financial experts on 21 May 2024.

Getting an Over 50s Life Insurance quote is quick and easy

Call us free on: 0800 316 8539

8:30am to 8pm Monday to Friday
9am to 1pm Saturday

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Over 50 Life Insurance - at a glance

  1. Premiums from £5 to £75 a month, depending on your age and smoker status. Choose a premium you can afford to give a cash sum that meets your needs.
  2. Full cover payable after just one year. If you pass away within the first year, we will refund any premiums paid. However, if you die as a result of an accident then full cover will be paid.
  3. Guaranteed acceptance with no medical for UK residents aged 50-80. There may be other products available if you want to answer further lifestyle and medical questions.
  4. Your premiums won’t go up once you’ve taken out Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance.
  5. Your cover will continue for the rest of your life, even though you stop paying premiums at age 90.
  6. Flexibility to reduce your premiums if you’ve had your plan for a year and your circumstances have changed. The minimum premium applies.

Things you need to know


  • Depending on how long you live, total premiums paid may be greater than the cash sum payable on death.
  • This is not a savings or investment product and has no cash value unless a valid claim is made.
  • If you stop paying premiums when due, your plan will be cancelled and you won't get anything back.
  • The cash sum is fixed, so inflation will reduce it's buying power in the future.
  • Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance is not designed to meet the full costs of a funeral, and does not guarantee to do so.
  • If you choose to reduce your premiums, your cash sum will also be reduced.

Please read the key documents before you apply.

Some great reasons to take out cover:

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Wellbeing Support

We've partnered with RedArc Assured Limited to bring you our Wellbeing Support service. Offering phone-based services to support your mental health and wellbeing.

Care Concierge

Free access to our team of Care Experts, this confidential and impartial telephone advisory service can help you or loved ones understand and find later life care.Find out more.

How much Over 50 Life Insurance can you get?

Below are some real life examples of how much over 50s life cover some of our customers who don’t smoke get for £20 a month. You can get your own personalised life insurance over 50 quote if you give us some details about you and the amount you wish to pay. It’s important to think about the cash sum you want to leave behind as well as the premium you can afford.

These life insurance over 50 quotes were taken from on 21 May 2024. As at this time the average monthly premium our customers paid over the last 6 months was £23.58.

Age when cover starts Cash sum
50 year old £6,044
60 year old £4,766
70 year old £2,948
80 year old £1,508


You may like to get additional cover at a later stage, or perhaps want to leave separate nest eggs for your grandchildren- so you can choose to take out more than one plan.You may have as many plans as you like so long as the total cash sum value across all Legal & General Over 50s Life Insurance plans doesn't exceed £10,000.

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Over 50 Life Insurance explained

Watch our quick video that explains Over 50 Life Insurance and some great reasons to take out cover with Legal & General.

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Over 50 Life Insurance FAQs

Over 50s life cover is a type of life insurance that can be taken out if you’re aged between 50 and 80. You pay monthly premiums, and as long as you’ve paid premiums when due, when you pass away your loved ones will receive a cash sum.

Our Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance is for UK residents aged 50 - 80, to provide your family with a cash sum after you die, to help contribute towards funeral costs or to leave as a gift. It only takes a few minutes to get cover, leaving you plenty of time to get back to doing what you love.

Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance plan offers guaranteed acceptance with no medical for UK residents aged 50-80. Full cover is payable after just 1 year.

There may be other products available if you want to answer further lifestyle and medical questions. It's worth considering which type of life insurance is right for you. Some could give you more protection for the same price.

There are certain circumstances where getting over 50s life insurance is something you might want to consider. For example: 

  • You want to put some money towards your funeral costs.
  • You want to contribute towards paying off outstanding debts when you pass away.
  • You want to leave a small gift for your loved ones.
  • You don’t already have life insurance that covers you for the rest of your life and this type of cover could benefit you.
  • If any of the above apply to you, taking out a policy could help you meet those needs.

It will be your own personal circumstances that will determine if over 50s life cover is the right option for you. There are many types of life insurance, so it is worth taking some time to research.


Is over 50s life insurance worth it?

Your partner can also apply for a plan providing they are aged 50 to 80 and a UK resident and reside in the UK for at least 183 days per calendar year. However, as the plans are set up individually, they cannot be held in joint names.   

Our Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance is not a savings or investment product and has no cash value unless a valid claim is made.   

You can have more than one Over 50s Life Insurance plan with us, so long as the total cash sum value for all plans when added together is not greater than £10,000. If you have a plan taken out on or before 25 November 2017, please refer to your Policy Terms & Conditions for your total cash sum.    

In the event of a claim, please call or write to us. Read more about our claims process.

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Help towards your funeral costs

Funeral costs haven't been getting any cheaper. In fact, the average cost of a funeral in the UK in 2023 was £4,450. Take a look at our guide on average UK funeral costs in your region.

Source: Legal & General research, 2023

Funeral Benefit Option

Like the sound of an extra £250 towards funeral costs? And for someone else to sort out the funeral arrangements?

We've partnered with Dignity Funerals Limited to offer you the Funeral Benefit Option.

  • Add it to your Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance once you've taken out the plan for no additional cost.
  • When a claim is made, we will pay your cash sum directly to Dignity Funerals Limited and a Dignity Funeral Director will take care of your funeral arrangements. Dignity will contribute £250 towards your funeral costs. 

Why choose Legal & General

Number one rosette

The UK's No.1 Life Insurance Provider

1Based on new individual Life Insurance sales in 2023, Term & Health Watch report 2024, Swiss Re.

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180 years of Legal & General

Protecting families like yours for over 180 years

We’ve been around since 1836 and are one of the UK’s leading financial services companies.

What is Wellbeing Support?

The wellbeing of our customers is extremely important to us and that’s where Wellbeing Support comes in. We’ve partnered with RedArc Assured Limited, whose registered nurses can provide you with a wide range of wellbeing services. Here's some quick facts about our Wellbeing Support.

Dedicated support

Support and help from a dedicated nurse can range from a reassuring chat, information, advice and guidance, to a clinical assessment and organising additional services.

Day one support

Support is included as standard from day one of your policy. 

Get the help you need

You don’t need to make a claim on your policy to get the help you need, you can get in touch with your nurse directly. 

Take a look at our dedicated Wellbeing Support hub and find out more.

Care Concierge

If you think that you or someone you know might need care, it can be difficult to know where to start looking or what your options are. Care Concierge is a confidential telephone advisory service that can help you understand and find later life care. Our Care Concierge team have extensive knowledge of the care industry and are completely impartial, allowing you to make an informed decision on the care option that is right for you.

Access to experts in later life care

Available to the policyholder, their partner, children and parents.

Tailored 1:1 impartial guidance.

Take a look at our dedicated Care Concierge page to find out more

Our Over 50 Life Insurance claims process

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Making a claim

Our experienced claims handlers are trained by the Samaritans and will be there to talk to your loved ones and take the pressure off during this difficult time.

Making a claim is simple and our staff will do everything they can to make sure things run smoothly.

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Over 50s Life Insurance pay-out process

In this helpful guide we explain what to expect from an Over 50s Life Insurance claim and a step by step guide to our claims process and how the cash sum is received. 

Over 50 life insurance articles and guides

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Articles and guides

Read our articles and guides on life after 50. From funeral planning and will writing to dating and travelling we've got you covered

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How much does Over 50s Life Insurance cost?

To help you get a better idea of how Over 50s Life Insurance could work for you, we've created some examples of how much a plan might pay out depending on your personal circumstances.

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Putting a policy in trust

After taking out Over 50s Fixed Life Insurance you may want to place it in trust to help make sure the right people receive the benefit of your plan quickly, without the need for lengthy legal processes.

Our Over 50 Life Insurance product reviews

As of April 2024,164 customers have rated our Over 50s Life Insurance giving the product an average star rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Trustpilot. The score of 4.7 corresponds to the star label 'Excellent'.

Ready to get an Over 50s Life Insurance quote?

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Saturday 9am -1pm.

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