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    Game Of Thrones Characters: Who Collected Life Insurance?

    Winter is coming…but how about those life insurance checks? What would happen if the Game of Thrones characters had life insurance? Would the best life insurance companies in Westeros go bankrupt paying out all those claims?

    Westeros has provided some gruesome deaths throughout the years. Have you forgotten the Purple Wedding? Do you remember the Trial by Combat, Battle of the Bastards and The Betrayal of the Night’s Watch? The massacre at the Red Wedding? Pretty gnarly stuff.

    It’s pretty easy to lose track of all of the stabbings, slicings, beheadings, skull-bashings, and eye gauging ways the GOT characters were sent off?

    What would happen if the Game of Thrones characters had life insurance?

    It’s possible that the entire Game of Thrones story would be different if some characters had life insurance! What policy would they apply for and would their death benefit be paid? 

    Wouldn’t their deaths be a bit less painful with life insurance? Well, maybe not less painful, but at least their beneficiaries wouldn’t have to worry about final expenses! Imagine if Ned Stark had a huge Guaranteed Universal life policy? Depending on the policy’s payout amount, the Stark family could have been richer than the Lannisters! Who knows how that money could influence the storyline?

    So let’s look into the most popular Game of Throne characters, their deaths, and see what may happen if they had a life insurance policy.

    *Warning: Spoiler Alert! This article contains massive spoilers and descriptions of how the majority of Game of Thrones characters die.

    SEASON 1

    John Arryn

    Jon Arryn
    Occupation: John was Hand to King Robert before Ned Stark - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Whole Life
    • Underwriting: Graded Benefit due to health issues
    • Time of Death: Season 1 - Episode 1
    • Cause of Death: Poisoned by Littlefinger & Lysa Arryn
    • Result: Death by poisoning is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Viserys Targaryen

    Viserys Targaryen
    Occupation: Head of House Targaryen - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved at "Preferred" rates; Slightly underweight
    • Time of Death: Season 1 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: His brother-in-law, Khal Drogo poured molten gold on his face
    • Result: Death by molten gold is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Robert Baratheon

    Robert Baratheon
    Occupation: King of the 7 Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Single Pay Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Table Rated; Overweight and drinks Alcohol excessively
    • Time of Death: Season 1 - Episode 7
    • Cause of Death: Drank too much while hunting & was mortally wounded by a boar
    • Result: Death by boar is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Eddard (Ned) Stark

    Eddard Stark
    Occupation: King of the North & Hand of the King - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved at "Preferred Plus"
    • Time of Death: Season 1 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Ned was beheaded by Ser Ilyn Payne as commanded by King Joffrey
    • Result: Death by beheading is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Khal Drogo

    Khal Drogo
    Occupation: Dothraki Leader - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved at "Standard" due to build chart (height/weight ratio)
    • Time of Death: Season 1 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Khal's vegetative state from dark magic prompted his wife to suffocate him
    • Result: Death by suffocation is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    SEASON 2

    Yoren

    Yoren
    Occupation: Night’s Watch Recruiter - Image credit: HBO

    Renly Baratheon

    Renly Baratheon
    Occupation: Lord Paramount of the Stormlands; Master of Laws - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved at "Preferred Plus"
    • Time of Death: Season 2 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest by a smoky figured ghost
    • Result: Death by ghost stabbing is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Rodrik Cassel

    Rodrik Cassel
    Occupation: Knight from House Cassel - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Level Coverage
    • Time of Death: Season 2 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: Head hacked off by Theon Greyjoy
    • Result: Decapitation is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Maester Luwin

    Maester Luwin
    Occupation: Maester of Winterfell - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Level Coverage
    • Time of Death: Season 2 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by Dagmer
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Xaro Xhoan Daxos

    Xaro Xhoan Daxos
    Occupation: Qarth King (Self Proclaimed) - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved at "Standard" due to his Height/Weight ratio
    • Time of Death: Season 2 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Locked inside a vault and left to die
    • Result: Although likely, death is not proven. Benefits will not be available until proof of death occurs. [Death Benefit Contested]

    SEASON 3

    Jeor Mormont

    Jeor Mormont
    Occupation: Night’s Watch Lord Commander - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 3 - Episode 4
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed to death by Rast, one of the Night’s Watchman
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Ros

    Occupation: Full-time Prostitute & Part-time Spy - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 3 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: Shot and killed by Joffrey Baratheon's crossbow
    • Result: Death by crossbow is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Catelyn Stark

    Occupation: Stay At Home Mom - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 3 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Throat slit at the Red Wedding by Black Walder Rivers
    • Result: Throat Slices are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Robb Stark

    Occupation: King of the North - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 3 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Shot by crossbows and stabbed in the heart at the Red Wedding
    • Result: Crossbows & Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    SEASON 4

    Joffrey Baratheon

    Joffrey Baratheon
    Occupation: Lord of the Seven Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Drank poison at the Purple Wedding by Littlefinger & Olenna Tyrell
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Rast

    Rast
    Occupation: Ranger in the Night’s Watch - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Ripped apart during the raid on Craster’s Keep by Jon Snow's Direwolf
    • Result: Mauling by Direwolf is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Lysa Arryn

    Lysa Arryn
    Occupation: Lady Regent of the Vale - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 7
    • Cause of Death: Fell to her death after Petyr Baelish shoved out of the Moon Door
    • Result: Falling to your death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Oberyn Martell

    Oberyn Martell
    Occupation: Prince - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 8
    • Cause of Death: Skull crushed by Ser Gregor Clegane aka "The Mountain"
    • Result: Skull crushings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Ygritte

    Ygritte
    Occupation: Mance Rayder Soldier - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Shot in the back with an arrow by Olly in the Battle of Castle Black
    • Result: Death by arrow is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg "Mag the Mighty"

    Mag the Mighty
    Occupation: Leader of the Giants - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Guaranteed Issue
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Killed by 6 Night’s Watch members during the Battle of Castle Black
    • Result: Death by Night's Watchmen is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Shae

    Shae
    Occupation: Prostitute - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Strangled with gold chains by Tyrion Lannister
    • Result: Strangulation is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Tywin Lannister

    Tywin Lannister
    Occupation: Lord of Casterly Rock; Hand of the King - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Single Premium Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 4 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Shot in the stomach & heart by Tyrion Lannister, his son, with a crossbow while sitting on a toilet
    • Result: Death by arrows on a toilet is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    SEASON 5

    Mance Rayder

    Mance Rayder
    Occupation: Leader of the Free Folk - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 1
    • Cause of Death: Burned alive; Shot in the heart by a merciful arrow from Jon Snow
    • Result: Death by arrow is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Barristan Selmy

    Barristan Selmy
    Occupation: Ser; Lord Commander of the Kingsguard - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 4
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed multiple times fighting several Sons of the Harpy
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Maester Aemon

    Maester Aemon
    Occupation: Maester at Castle Black - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Graded Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 7
    • Cause of Death: Natural causes / Old age
    • Result: Natural deaths are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Shireen Baratheon

    Shireen Baratheon
    Occupation: Crown Princess - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child rider on Selyse and Stannis Baratheon's policies
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Tied to a pyre and burned alive as a sacrifice to the Lord of Light
    • Result: Sacrificial burnings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Hizdahr zo Loraq

    Hizdahr zo Loraq
    Occupation: Former Slave Trader - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest repeatedly by the "Sons of the Harpy"
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Selyse Baratheon

    Selyse Baratheon
    Occupation: Stay at Home Mom; Queen Consort - Image credit: HBO

    Stannis Baratheon

    Stannis Baratheon
    Occupation: Ser; Lord of Dragonstone - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Beheaded by Brienne of Tarth
    • Result: Execution by beheading is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Myranda

    Myranda
    Occupation: House of Bolton Servant - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Tossed from a rampart by Theon Greyjoy
    • Result: Falling to your death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Meryn Trant

    Meryn Trant
    Occupation: Knight; Ser; Knight of the Kingsguard - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Repeatedly stabbed in the eyes/chest with a final throat slashing by Arya Stark
    • Result: Stabbing and slashing are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Myrcella Baratheon

    Myrcella Baratheon
    Occupation: Princess - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Poisoned kiss delivered by Ellaria Sand
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Jon Snow

    Jon Snow
    Occupation: Commander of the Night’s Watch - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy:10-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 5 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by several men in the Mutiny at Castle Black
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]
    • Update: This case is now being investigated as Jon Snow was resurrected by Melisandre

    SEASON 6

    Doran Martell

    Doran Martell
    Occupation: Prince of Dorne - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Single Premium Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 1
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed with a knife to the chest by Ellaria Sand
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Trystane Martell

    Trystane Martell
    Occupation: Prince - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10 Pay Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 1
    • Cause of Death: Speared through the back of his skull by Obara Sand
    • Result: Spears into skulls are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Roose Bolton

    Roose Bolton
    Occupation: Lord of the Dreadfort; Lord Paramount of the North - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest with a knife by his son, Ramsay Bolton
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Walda Bolton

    Walda Bolton
    Occupation: Housewife to Roose Bolton - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Table Rated due to Height/Weight Build Chart
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Mauled to death, along with her baby son, by Ramsay Bolton's dogs
    • Result: Dog maulings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Balon Greyjoy

    Balon Greyjoy
    Occupation: King of the Iron Islands - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Tossed from a bridge by his brother, Euron Greyjoy
    • Result: Falling to your death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Olly

    Olly
    Occupation: Night’s Watch Steward - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child Rider on Guymon's policy (Olly's father)
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Hung and executed for treason by Jon Snow
    • Result: Hangings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Alliser Thorne

    Alliser Thorne
    Occupation: Lord of the Seven Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Hung and executed for treason by Jon Snow
    • Result: Hangings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Ser Arthur Dayne

    Ser Arthur Dayne
    Occupation: Knight of House Dayne; Ser - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: (Flashback scene) Season 6 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the neck by Howland Reed then Eddard Stark finishes him via sword slash to the neck
    • Result: Neck stabbings & slashings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Osha

    Osha
    Occupation: Wildling Spearwife - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 4
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the neck with a knife by Ramsay Bolton
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Khal Moro

    Khal Moro
    Occupation: Khal - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 4
    • Cause of Death: Burned alive in a Temple by Daenerys Targaryen
    • Result: Incinerations are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Three-Eyed Raven

    Three-Eyed Raven
    Occupation: Sorcerer and Mentor - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Modified Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Torso sliced & carved with an ice blade by the Night King
    • Result: Ice Blade carvings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Leaf

    Leaf
    Occupation: Member of the Children of the Forest - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by Wights then commits suicide by causing an explosion
    • Result: Suicide clause may cause benefit to be denied [Contested]

    Hodor

    Hodor
    Occupation: Servant to the House of Stark - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Guaranteed Issue
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Ripped to shreds by Wights
    • Result: Torn apart by Wights is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Aerys II Targaryen, "The Mad King"

    Aerys II Targaryen
    Occupation: Lord of the Seven Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Single Premium Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Table Rated for "Mood Disorder"
    • Time of Death: (Flashback scene) Season 6 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: Sword through his back & throat slit by Jaime Lannister
    • Result: Sliced throats and stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Brother Ray

    Brother Ray
    Occupation: Ordained Septon and Former mercenary - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 7
    • Cause of Death: Hung by mutinous members of the Brotherhood Without Banners
    • Result: Hangings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Brynden Tully (The Blackfish)

    Brynden Tully
    Occupation: Ser and Acting Lord of Riverrun- Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 8
    • Cause of Death: Supposedly killed by Lannister and Frey soldiers defending Riverrun
    • Result: Castle invasions are covered by life insurance, but Brynden's death wasn't seen & hasn't been confirmed [Death Benefit Contested]

    Lady Crane

    Lady Crane
    Occupation: Actress - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 8
    • Cause of Death: Throat is cut by The Waif
    • Result: Throats slit by weapons are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    The Waif

    The Waif
    Occupation: Acolyte of the Faceless Men - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 8
    • Cause of Death: Death by Arya Stark's sword "Needle"
    • Result: Death by sword is by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Razdal mo Eraz

    Razdal mo Eraz
    Occupation: Wise Master; Master of Men; Speaker to Savages - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Throat was slit by Grey Worm
    • Result: Throat slashings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Rickon Stark

    Rickon Stark
    Occupation: Prince - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child Rider on Lady Catelyn and Lord Eddard Stark's policy
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Arrow shot into his back from Ramsay Bolton
    • Result: Death by arrows are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun

    Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun
    Occupation: Free Folk Giant member of Wildling Army- Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Guaranteed Issue
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Battle wounds from pike's, bolts & single arrow to his eye
    • Result: Arrow punctures to the eye are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Ramsay Bolton

    Ramsay Bolton
    Occupation: Lord of Winterfell & Warden of the North - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 9
    • Cause of Death: Devoured ripped to shreds by his own hounds
    • Result: Dog maulings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Grand Maester Pycelle

    Grand Maester Pycelle
    Occupation: Grand Maester in King’s Landing - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Modified Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by a group of Qyburn’s little birds
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Lancel

    Lancel
    Occupation: Former Squire, Knight & Ser - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by 1 of Qyburn’s little birds, then incinerated by Wildfire
    • Result: Wildfire explosions & stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    The High Sparrow

    The High Sparrow
    Occupation: High Septon - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Incinerated by Wildfire explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor
    • Result: Wildfire explosions are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Loras Tyrell

    Loras Tyrell
    Occupation: Knight & Former Lord Commander of the Kingsguard - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Incinerated by Wildfire explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor
    • Result: Wildfire explosions are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Mace Tyrell

    Mace Tyrell
    Occupation: Lord of Highgarden - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Incinerated by Wildfire explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor
    • Result: Wildfire explosions are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Kevan Lannister

    Kevan Lannister
    Occupation: Hand of the King & Protector of the Realm - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Incinerated by Wildfire explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor
    • Result: Wildfire explosions are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Margaery Tyrell

    Margaery Tyrell
    Occupation: Queen Consort of the Seven Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Incinerated by Wildfire explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor
    • Result: Wildfire explosions are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Tommen Baratheon

    Tommen Baratheon
    Occupation: King & Lord of the Seven Kingdoms - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child Rider on Cersei Lannister's policy
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Jumped out of window & committed suicide
    • Result: Death benefit may be withheld based on: 2 year contestability clause; terms of the policy & child rider [Death Benefit Contested]

    Walder Rivers

    Walder Rivers
    Occupation: Knight & eldest of Lord Walder Frey's bastards - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Killed and carved up into a pie by Arya Stark
    • Result: Minced & cooked is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Walder Frey

    Walder Frey
    Occupation: Lord of Riverrun; Lord Paramount of the Trident - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Throat sliced by Arya Stark
    • Result: Slit throats are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Lyanna Stark

    Lyanna Stark
    Occupation: Stay at Home Mom - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 6 - Episode 10
    • Cause of Death: Died during Robert's Rebellion while giving birth to Jon Snow
    • Result: Death during childbirth is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    SEASON 7

    Nymeria Sand

    Nymeria Sand
    Occupation: Sand Snake & Daughter of Ellaria San & Oberyn Martell - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Strangulation with her own whip by Euron Greyjoy
    • Result: Strangulation are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Obara Sand

    Obara Sand
    Occupation: Sand Snake & Daughter of Ellaria San & Oberyn Martell - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 2
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed by Euron Greyjoy
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Olenna Tyrell

    Olenna Tyrell
    Occupation: The Queen of Thorns - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Level Benefits
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Drank some poison courtesy of Jaime Lannister
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Tyene Sand

    Tyene Sand
    Occupation: Sand Snake & Daughter of Ellaria San & Oberyn Martell - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 30-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Poisoned by Cersei Lannister's kiss
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Dickon Tarly

    Dickon Tarly
    Occupation: Heir to Horn Hill & House Tarly - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Was burned alive by one of Daenerys Targaryen's dragons
    • Result: Incinerated by a dragon is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Randyll Tarly

    Randyll Tarly
    Occupation: Lord of Horn Hill & Father of Dickon and Samwell Tarly - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Pay Whole Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Burned alive by a Dragon with his son Randyll Tarly
    • Result: Dragon incinerations are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Thoros of Myr

    Thoros of Myr
    Occupation: Red priest of the Lord of Light - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life Insurance
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: Attacked by a Wight Bear, but ultimately froze to death
    • Result: Freezing to death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Petyr Baelish "Littlefinger"

    Littlefinger Petyr Baelish
    Occupation: Master of Coin & Brothel Owner - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 7 - Episode 7
    • Cause of Death: Neck was sliced open by Arya Stark
    • Result: Sliced necks are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    SEASON 8

    Ned Umber

    Ned Umber
    Occupation: Head of House Umber - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child Rider on Smalljon Umber's life policy
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 1
    • Cause of Death: Unknown, but most likely by White Walkers
    • Result: Death by White Walkers is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Lyanna Mormont

    Lyanna Mormont
    Occupation: Lady of Bear Island & Head of House Mormont - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Child Rider on her Mother's policy
    • Underwriting: Approved
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Her body was crushed by the hands of a Giant Wight
    • Result: Crushed by Giants is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Eddison Tollett

    Eddison Tollett
    Occupation: Acting Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the back by a Wight
    • Result: Poisonings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Beric Dondarrion

    Beric Dondarrion
    Occupation: Lord of Blackhaven - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 15-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed several times by Wights during the Battle of Ice and Fire
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Jorah Mormont

    Jorah Mormont
    Occupation: Former Lord of Bear Island - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed multiple times by Wights
    • Result: Stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Theon Greyjoy

    Theon Greyjoy
    Occupation: Prince of Winterfell - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Impaled with his broken spear by the Night King
    • Result: Impalements are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    The Night King

    The Night King
    Occupation: Leader of the White Walkers - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Issue Whole Life
    • Underwriting: Graded Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest with a Valyrian Steel Blade by Arya Stark
    • Result: Deaths related to stabbings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Melisandre

    Melisandre
    Occupation: Witch - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Whole Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 3
    • Cause of Death: Died of old age once she removed her enchanted necklace
    • Result: Luckily Melisandre bought a Whole Life policy - she was over 400 years old. [Death Benefit Paid]

    Missandei

    Missandei
    Occupation: Interpreter & Trusted Advisor to Daenerys Targaryen - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 4
    • Cause of Death: Beheaded and pushed off the top of a castle wall
    • Result: Beheadings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Varys

    Varys
    Occupation: Master of Whisperers & Spy - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 10-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Burned alive by Drogon, Daenerys' last Dragon.
    • Result: Incinerated by a dragon is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Qyburn

    Qyburn
    Occupation: Master of Whisperers on the small council - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Final Expense
    • Underwriting: Level Benefit
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Ser Gregor Clegane smashed Qyburn's head into a wall
    • Result: Head smashings are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Sandor Clegane a.k.a. The Hound

    Sandor Clegane The Hound
    Occupation: Kingsguard & Bodyguard - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 20-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Table 2
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: His brother (The Hound) stabbed him in the head and pushed him off the Red Keep wall into an inferno
    • Result: Stabbings, falling and burning are all valid claims and covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Gregor Clegane a.k.a. The Mountain

    Gregor Clegane The Mountain
    Occupation: Interpreter & Trusted Advisor to Daenerys Targaryen - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: 25-Year Term Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Tackled his brother (The Mountain) off the Red Keep wall and the 2 of them fell to their deaths
    • Result: Falling to your death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Euron Greyjoy

    Euron Greyjoy
    Occupation: King of the Iron Islands - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Guaranteed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Standard Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed through the chest with Jaime Lannister's sword
    • Result: Waiting on death certificate as Euron was still talking at the end of the episode. [Contested]

    Jaime Lannister

    Jaime Lannister
    Occupation: Kingsguard - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Crushed underneath the Red Keep as it was crumbling down
    • Result: Crushed to death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Cersei Lannister

    Cersei Lannister
    Occupation: Queen - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 5
    • Cause of Death: Crushed from the collapsing Red Keep rubble with her brother
    • Result: Crushed to death is covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Daenerys Targaryen

    Daenerys Targaryen
    Occupation: Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men - Image credit: HBO
    • Policy: Indexed Universal Life
    • Underwriting: Approved Preferred Plus
    • Time of Death: Season 8 - Episode 6
    • Cause of Death: Stabbed in the heart by her Nephew lover - Jon Snow
    • Result: Stabbing deaths are covered by life insurance [Death Benefit Paid]

    Game of Thrones Life Insurance

    Life in Westeros can be really dangerous and for the Game of Thrones characters. It seems like everyone has a high risk occupation and life insurance should be a top priority.

    Whether it’s final expense, guaranteed universal life, or cheap term life insurancesomething is better than nothing!

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