If you are over 65 you may be able to qualify for term life insurance for a duration (term) of 5, 10, 15 or maybe 20 years at most.
However, term life is temporary, so if you need life insurance that is guaranteed to last your entire lifetime, then permanent life insurance may be the best option to meet your needs.
Ask yourself this question: "What do I want my life insurance to accomplish?"
Then ask, "How long will I need life insurance to last to accomplish my goal?"
That will help you decide on the right type of life insurance to purchase.
Here's how to learn more about life insurance for people over 65 years old.