Term insurance policies are usually packaged with renewable or conversion privileges.
Upon the maturity of a renewable term insurance policy, the insured has the right to renew the policy without having to prove insurability. This means that a new term policy will be issued by the insurance company regardless of the state of health of the insured then. The premiums of the new policy will be based on the then attained age of the insured.
Convertible term insurance gives the policyholder the right to convert a temporary insurance policy to a permanent insurance policy, i.e. a whole life or an endowment policy, without having to prove insurability. This option is particularly important because insurance needs change with time. The premiums of the new policy will be based on the then attained age of the insured.