The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed life insurance underwriting. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The lack of available or willing paramedical examinations has actually made the underwriting process much easier for the majority of applicants. Conversely, the tightening of underwriting guidelines for another segment of the population has created new challenges. It has also created a tremendous sense of urgency for those clients. Both underwriting changes should make life insurance sales faster and easier for everyone involved.