About Option Life

The Option Life Team has one goal — get you the best price for your policy.

It's all in Our Promise

Best service, best price, and best for you.

It's all in Our Name

Whether you are someone who fully understands your insurance policies, or at the very beginning of realizing their value, we look for options that help you with your life.

It's all in Our Experience

Every member of Option Life Inc. has a background in customer service and integrity-based account management. We have 55 years of individual and business life insurance, and pension and estate planning.

Our Experts

Meet the Team

Stephen B. Wechsler, CLU


Steve received his M.S.in Mathematics from New York University. While working on his Ph.D. thesis, he joined the military and served as an Army Officer for two years. During the Vietnam War, he was second in command of a missile base in Korea. After his service, he entered the life insurance business and received his Chartered Life Underwriter Degree from The American College of Life Underwriters.

Steve has over 50 years of experience in the insurance industry. He was Founder/CEO of Wechsler Associates Inc. NY for over 40 years. His philosophy is true customer advocacy: helping clients keep more of what they earn, either for retirement or to pass on to the next generation. Steve is a Life Member of the Top of the Million Dollar Round Table, placing him among the top one percent of insurance professionals in the world.

Now as President/CEO of Option Life, he continues this customer advocacy as he helps find the best solution for anyone considering their next move with their existing life insurance policies. Steve has over 40 years’ experience in helping his clients sell their insurance as they make important financial decisions about their policies.

Laura Askowitz


Laura’s twenty-year career focus has been in sales, human resources, and — most recently —serving the community as CEO for Florida non-profit KidSafe Foundation, Inc. She carries that same commitment to helping people to Option Life, Inc. as a partner to you and your family as you decide your life insurance needs.

Laura has a daughter in college, and a doodle named Margot!