The Best Life Insurance Rates for Smokeless Tobacco Users
Dippers and Chewers...Don't Pay Smoker Rates for Life Insurance
We work with all the smokeless tobacco friendly life insurance companies. Unlimited dip and chew is allowed right in their guidelines. Instantly compare top rates for free below.
Dipsurance has helped over 300 people that dip and chew get life insurance. We are NOT a call center and you work directly with the owners of the company via phone, email, or text. Our job is to get you a non-tobacco rate and make this hassle-free!
Here's What Our Clients are Saying about Dipsurance
My experience was absolutely wonderful and I saved around $100 a month! It was all done over the phone or on the Internet and the paperwork was very minimal. My agent Seth made it so easy to get my life insurance policy. Not to mention Seth is a pretty awesome guy!!
Andy // Arkansas
Awesome experience!!! I highly recommend Dipsurance. Great rates and great customer service!!! I saved $150 per month and doubled my coverage. All was handled online with electronic signatures. I will sleep better at night knowing my family is take care of in the event of my death.
Terry S // Texas
Russ was super informative and a great guide through our journey through what was uncharted territory for our family. Every little question I had he was patient and gracefully answered. Thanks Russ.
Chrissy // Florida
Would you like to read more reviews? We have over 70 client reviews, you can check out more on our testimonial page.
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Meet The Owners
The owners include a former MLB baseball player with Toronto Blue Jays, a former Active Duty Navy SEAL Chief with four overseas deployments, and an online insurance expert that has helped over 500 people get coverage.
Russ is a former professional baseball player, including 5 years in MLB with the Toronto Blue Jays. Furthermore, he was a 1st Team All-American at UNC and a 1st Round MLB Draft Pick (selected 14th overall) in 2002 with Toronto Blue Jays. Russ joined Dipsurance in 2021 and is minority owner of Trident Insured.
Trent is a Disabled American Veteran, former active duty, and current reserve duty Navy SEAL Chief. He completed four overseas deployments to 25+ countries including multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. Trent is now majority owner of Trident Insured.
Seth founded Dipsurance in 2018 and has over 12 years of experience in Finance. He is owner of Falcon Investments, minority owner of Trident Insured and owns multiple life insurance comparison websites. He has personally helped over 500 people purchase life insurance online.
Why Work with Dipsurance?
Dipsurance was started by Seth Waller in 2018 to help dippers and chewers get affordable life insurance rates. We have helped over 300 people across the US get non-tobacco life insurance coverage as a smokeless tobacco user. We work closely with all the smokeless tobacco friendly life insurance companies. Dip and chew is allowed right in their guidelines (it's unlimited use, they don't care how much you dip or chew) and you can test positive for nicotine on the exam and still get that non-tobacco rate. We'll work with you over phone, email, or text (your preference) and make this as easy as possible for you!
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Check Out More of Our Client Reviews Below
My experience was very quick and easy. Seth steered me in the right direction the whole way. He was professional and very quick to respond to my questions. I can't believe in the savings that Dipsurance provides. I will tell friends and family of these great opportunity for their families. Thank you
AD // California
Seth was great to work with. I keep busy so it was very helpful to send text messages back and forth for any questions I had. He was also very knowledgeable when dealing specifically with someone who will have nicotine in their system but isn’t a smoker (other insurance providers I spoke with like Bestow to seemed clueless about the options available).
Steve L // North Carolina
The experience was hassle free, and the Seth was honest and reliable. It was a very personable interaction and nobody guilted me for using smokeless tobacco. I researched the smokers rates. They would cost thousands more over time. I highly recommend this agency if you use smokeless tobacco.
Mike P // Pennsylvania
Chewing Tobacco Use and Life Insurance
The question that tobacco chewers ask:
Does chewing tobacco affect life insurance premiums?
Here’s what you need to know about smokeless tobacco affecting life insurance rates: It all depends on which company you apply with for coverage. This is why it matters:
How Chewing Tobacco Affects Life Insurance
Unfortunately, most tobacco chewers are paying smoking rates for life insurance coverage. They think that chewing tobacco has an affect on life insurance and will cause premiums to increase. The big misconception is that smokeless tobacco users can only qualify for the same risk category as smokers.
That’s simply NOT TRUE!
There are a select few life insurance companies that view smokeless tobacco much more favorable than smoking. This means that if you use:
Dip: Dippers of Skoal, Copenhagen, Grizzly, Kodiak, Husky, Timberwolf, Red Seal, Kayak
Chewing Tobacco: Chewers of Redman, Levi Garrett, Taylor's Pride, Beech-Nut, Sportman's Blend, Rough Country
Snuff: Tin users of snuff such as Gallaher, Genuine Irish, Wit & Wisdom, Imperial, Al-Capone, Fresko, Rumney's
Tobacco Plugs: Chewers of tobacco plugs
Snus: Dippers tobacco poutches such as Camel Snus, Marlboro Snus, Ettan Loose, General Long, Lucky Strike, Knox White, Skruf Stark, General Onyx, Montecristo Loose
…you can qualify for non-tobacco life insurance ratings as a smokeless tobacco user.
At Dipsurance, we are the experts in smokeless tobacco life insurance. Our agents are knowledgeable with life insurance companies and underwriting guidelines to help you secure non-tobacco rates.
We can help you save $100s (sometimes $1000s) in annual premiums by matching your health, lifestyle, and smokeless tobacco habits with the company that views them most favorably!
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More from Happy Clients
Being a daily dipper, I thought affordable life insurance was out of the question until I found Dipsurance. Now I'm paying the same as a non tobacco user. Seth was flawless to work with! Everything was nice and simple!
Mark // Michigan
Excellent! Russ Adams was great to work with.
SWW // Iowa
I saved around $60 a month with Dipsurance. Seth Waller helped me through the whole process and made it very easy!
Ken // North Carolina
Life Insurance for Tobacco Chewers
Most insurance companies view any use of tobacco as a major risk factor. While it’s been proven that dip and chewing doesn’t have as many health risks as smoking, such as lung cancer or COPD–it does have a higher level of risk compared to a person who uses no tobacco products at all.
Because there’s a lot of evidence connecting both smoking and smokeless tobacco use to higher chances of developing cancer, most insurance companies will charge higher premiums when approving coverage.
How will they know if you use chewing tobacco, dip, snuff, snus, or plugs?
The Smokeless Tobacco Life Insurance Test and Physical Exam
Many dippers and chewers try to hid and do not disclose their tobacco use when applying for a policy. We do not recommend this! Most companies require a chewing tobacco life insurance blood test and physical exam before you are approved for coverage. During the exam, you will have to provide urine and blood samples which will detect nicotine in your system.
Once nicotine is detected–most insurance companies will either approve your policy with increased premiums based on smoker ratings or they could even decline your policy! Just remember that it’s always better to disclose upfront any use during the previous 12 months.
12 Month Rule: Smokeless Tobacco Use Over The Last Twelve Months
A common question we get asked…
How long do insurance companies require you to not have used smokeless tobacco to get non-tobacco ratings on life insurance coverage?
Most insurance companies follow a 12-month no tobacco guideline. This simply means you will fall in the higher priced smoking category if you have used smokeless tobacco over the last 12 months. Under this guideline, how often you dip or chew (frequency of use) is not the issue. They look for any tobacco use. The weekend dipper or the occasional chewer will get the same high-priced rating as the hardcore dipper!
Exactly how high your smokeless tobacco life insurance rate will be depends on the company. Some insurance companies price rates very high, while some are more reasonable. Unfortunately, tobacco ratings are around 2-4 times more expensive than the same coverage for non-tobacco users on average. Other health factors do come into play, but the bottom line is tobacco rates are expensive!
The good news?
Not All Companies View Smokeless Tobacco The Same
Here’s a secret most insurance agents don’t know…
…not all life insurance companies view smokeless tobacco in a bad way.
Each company will look at smokeless tobacco in a very different way. While most companies view it the same as smoking, there are a select few companies that view it very different. These are the companies you should look for when applying for an affordable policy.
Here at Dipsurance, we work closely with select companies that will:
- Offer You a Non-Tobacco Rating as a Dipper or Chewer: We work with all the "smokeless tobacco friendly" life insurance companies. The dip and chewing is allowed right in their guidelines and it's unlimited use! You can also test positive for nicotine on the exam and get that non-tobacco rate. a select few companies that will give smokeless tobacco users a standard non-tobacco rating if you dip, chew, u
We work on your behalf of you and not any one insurance company. Our job is to take the hassles out of the process and help you find the best policy at the lowest cost possible!
Go ahead, give Dipsurance a try!
Smokeless Tobacco Life Insurance Comparison: Non-Tobacco vs. Tobacco Rates
Another common question we get at Dipsurance is…
How much more expensive are tobacco rates compared to non-tobacco rates for life insurance?
On average, premiums on tobacco rates will cost about two times more than no tobacco premiums–all other things being equal. For this reason, all of you chew users out there need to find a company that will approve you in the non-tobacco category.
…here’s a monthly comparison of premium costs:
Non-Tobacco Category Monthly Premiums vs. Tobacco Category Monthly Premiums
Most of our dippers and chewers users out there prefer paying monthly for coverage. Like all other bills, monthly premiums are automatically drafted from a bank account you have on file with the insurance company.
We want to show you exactly how much chewers can save a month on premiums. Here’s a comparison on the annual non-tobacco vs. tobacco premium:
This comparison is for a healthy 40-year old male who is looking for $250,000 policy for 20 years (20-year term). This comparison uses the non-tobacco rating that one of the companies will give chewers and dippers. The tobacco category uses the cheapest smoker rating we could find when we compared over 40 life insurance companies. This tobacco rating was also for a 40-year old male using the standard health rating for a 20-year term, $250,000 policy.
...as you can see, the cheapest tobacco category premium is over $40 more per month than the same non-tobacco life insurance policy. The most expensive tobacco premium of the companies we compared was $290.15 monthly for the same exact policy!
Non-Tobacco Annual Premium Payments vs. Tobacco Annual Premium Payments
For all you guys out there that like getting discounts–paying your premiums annually will typically save you around 10% on your premiums. You get this discount whether you fall in the non-tobacco category or the higher priced smoker category.
To give you and idea of exactly how much smokeless tobacco users can save annually on an insurance policy, we will use another comparison.
This comparison is for a 35-year old male dip user who is looking for $400,000 policy for 20 years (20-year term). This comparison uses the non-tobacco category that one of our insurance partners will offer dip and chewers. The smoking category shows the least expensive rating offered when we compared quotes from over 40 of the best carriers. Both ratings were for the same 35-year old male using the standard health rating for $400,000 in protection over a 20-year term.
... the most affordable tobacco category premium is over $500 more per year than the same non-tobacco chewing tobacco life insurance policy. The most expensive tobacco premium that we compared was over $800 more per year and offered by very well know insurance company (it's a household name).
Let's do some quick math:
Over the course of a 20-year term policy--the chew user in the example above will be saving $537 annually which adds up to $10,700 in total savings over the span on the policy!
What would you do with an extra $10,000 in your pocket?
Go ahead, find out how much you can save on rates.
View Life Insurance Premiums for Chewing Tobacco Users
Now you understand your potential savings by getting a policy with a company that views the use of smokeless chew favorably. We will take a closer look at smokeless tobacco rates by age.
We'll start by comparing premiums in your twenties:
Cheap Coverage in your 20's
…most men are not thinking about purchasing coverage in their mid 20s.
But, it’s an important protection tool that for those unexpected moments. The great thing about securing online life insurance at any age in your 20s is the fact that it will be cheap. With all else being equal (same health category), a term policy for a 26-year-old dipper will be much more affordable than someone that is 48-years-old.
Here’s an example of a 20-year-term quote for $400,000:
Term Quote for a 26-year-old Dipper of Grizzly
In this example, the 26-year-old dipper of Grizzly Straight purchased cheap coverage to protect his family in the event of an unexpected passing. He has large debt obligations from both student loans and a mortgage that he did not want to burden his wife and young children with if something happened to him.
He secured a non-smoker category for his $400,000 20-year term policy with a carrier that views his dip habit very favorably. He now has locked in protection for the next 20 years at much more affordable rate than a smoker in his 20s (or as a dipper applying with the wrong insurance company).
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Didn't buy protection in your 20s?
Tobacco Chewer in your 30's
In your 30s you most likely need some coverage (unless no one depends on you financially and never will). If anyone depends on you financially–you need to buy a cheap term policy!
For smokeless tobacco chewers between age 30-39 who want to protect their family financial, we recommend at minimum a policy face amount between 7-10 times your income. Any large debts such as mortgage or student loans and any estate wishes for your kids (think college education) would be added to this policy amount.
Here’s an example of $500,000 20-year term policy:
Quote for a 34-year-old Dipper of Skoal Straight
For just over $60 per month, a Skoal Straight dipper born in 1982 could protect his family financially with a $500,000 term policy for 20 years. This policy would be used a tool to cover his income and payoff the mortgage on his home if something were to happen unexpectedly.
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Life Insurance and Chewing Tobacco in Your 40s
You've reached your 40s...
...you (probably) understand the importance of protecting your family with a policy.
It's very common from men between the ages of 40 and 49 to consider purchasing a low-cost policy to protect the following if something happens to you:
- Income Protection: Advancing in career and finally making good money
- Children College Education: Your kids are getting older and the cost (and reality) of college is close
- Big Home Mortgage: You've hit prime earning years and now live comfortably
- Retirement Saving: Putting money away for your retirement
If you have large financial obligations, strongly consider purchasing protection so that your family and loved ones will be not be financially devastated if you pass away unexpectedly. We recommend that most men between 40-49 have between 10 and 25 times their annual living expenses in death benefit.
Here's a recent case study on a $750,000 term policy for 20 years:
Rates for 44-year-old Copenhagen Dipper
For under $100 per month, a Copenhagen dipper living in North Carolina could protect his family financially with a $750,000 term policy for 20 years. This policy would be used to protect his income, pay down the mortgage and send his son to college if something were to happen unexpectedly.
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Coverage for Chewing Tobacco Over Age 50
Are you 50 years old (or older) and shopping for term coverage?
The good news: It’s possible to secure affordable chewing tobacco life insurance coverage in your fifties!
The key to getting the best term rates is working with a comparison service that will shop your rates with the “chewing friendly” carriers. It’s common for Dipsurance to save you 50% or more on premiums!
Just like in the chewing tobacco life insurance for age 55 case study, most men age 50, 54, or even 59 are searching for ten year, fifteen or twenty year coverage options at low-cost.
We typically find that chewers call us to secure coverage for things like:
- Retirement Protection: protecting your highest income earning years when you are putting away money for retirement
- Paying off Mortgage: most chewers in their 50's are aggressively paying down the home mortgage
- Paying off College Tuition: paying for or helping college children with tuition, books, and university costs
15-year Term Rates for 57-year-old Redman Chewer
For right over $115 per month, a Redman tobacco chewer living in Kentucky can purchase an online policy for a $250,000 term policy for 15 years. It will protect his peak earning years, retirement, university cost for his children among other things.
Go ahead and view chewing tobacco quotes now...