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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is SelectQuote?

Founded more than 30 years ago, SelectQuote is now the oldest and largest independent direct to consumer life insurance sales agency in the United States. Today, we not only help people find the best life insurance coverage for their needs at the best price, but we also support consumers shopping for home insurance, auto insurance, Medicare insurance and more. Licensed in all 50 states, we simplify the process, and in just minutes, help you to find and instantly compare all available options for you from the more than 50 trusted carriers we represent.

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Why should I shop with SelectQuote?

SelectQuote is your one-stop for life, auto, home and Medicare insurance; the difference is that it’s our top priority to help you make sure you, your family and your most valued assets are protected. We can also compare coverage and prices from multiple companies in the time it takes you to get a quote from one. We shop some of the most trusted insurance companies on your behalf, making the process of finding affordable insurance easy and convenient for you.

What types of insurance does SelectQuote shop?

We can help you find life insurance – including term life insurance, permanent life insurance and guaranteed issue, among other types. We can also instantly shop and compare rates for you for home and auto insurance and supplemental Medicare coverage—like Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans—to find you coverage at a price that fits your budget.

Where is SelectQuote located?

SelectQuote headquarters is located in Overland Park, KS, but there are also offices located in San Francisco and San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, Jacksonville, FL, and Des Moines, IA.

What types of insurance does SelectQuote shop?

We can help you find life insurance – including term life insurance, permanent life insurance and guaranteed issue, among other types. We can also instantly shop and compare rates for you for home and auto insurance and supplemental Medicare coverage—like Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans—to find you coverage at a price that fits your budget.

Why should I shop with SelectQuote?

SelectQuote is your one-stop for life, auto, home and Medicare insurance; the difference is that it’s our top priority to help you make sure you, your family and your most valued assets are protected. We can also compare coverage and prices from multiple companies in the time it takes you to get a quote from one. We shop some of the most trusted insurance companies on your behalf, making the process of finding affordable insurance easy and convenient for you.

Life Insurance FAQs

Does SelectQuote provide life insurance quotes?

In simple terms, yes. SelectQuote can provide you with life insurance quotes from some of the most trusted carriers. It’s important to know we can provide quotes for both term and permanent life insurance.

What is the difference between term and whole life insurance?

A term life insurance policy covers you for a predetermined period of time, typically up to 30 years. A whole life insurance policy lasts as long as you pay the premiums and can also have a cash value.

Medicare Insurance FAQs

I am turning 65 soon. How do I enroll in Medicare?

The window to enrolling in Medicare is a seven-month period surrounding your 65th birthday, starting three months before and ending three months after. It can vary based on your circumstances, but anyone turning 65 can enroll. Additionally, individuals under 65 with a disability or other unique circumstances can potentially enroll in Medicare.

What is Medicare Advantage?

Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) are offered by Medicare-approved private insurance companies. A Medicare Advantage plan includes all the benefits and services covered under Part A and Part B, working in place of them. These plans may also include additional benefits like hearing, dental, vision and fitness programs, as well as Medicare prescription drug coverage as a part of the plan. Learn more about Medicare advantage plans.

Auto & Home FAQs

How much car insurance is enough?

The key to how much insurance you need lies in your ability to protect yourself and passengers should an accident happen. Our process can help you determine how much insurance you need based on your situation and lifestyle. Then, we’ll compare coverage and prices for you, finding the coverage you need at a price that fits your budget.

What are the basic types of homeowners insurance?

There are four basic types of homeowners insurance: dwelling, contents, personal liability, and additional living expenses. Need help determining the best coverage for you? Get started with SelectQuote today.