Critical Illness Insurance
Critical Illness isn’t something any of us like to think about, but unfortunately it happens. Despite our progressive healthcare system, we still are faced with increased waiting periods and out of pocket expenses for additional equipment, alternative treatments and loss of income. Critical Illness insurance can take some of the burden off you and your loved ones so that you can focus on the things that are most important to you, without having to sacrifice your future plans due to financial hardship today.
How you can get Critical Illness insurance to work for you
Critical Illness insurance is unlike any other living benefit in that it is not based on your ability to work or earn income. Critical Illness insurance is a tax-free lump sum benefit payable due to the occurrence of a life altering illness (according to the definition of the insurance carrier). The benefit is paid after a specific waiting period (30 days in most cases), and these funds can be used for whatever you deem to be a priority. If not used, a Critical Illness policy can be structured to return to the owner all premiums paid over the course of the policy’s life (subject to the policy being in force for at least 15 years).
Act now to ensure you get the best possible coverage
Did you know that Canada is the only country that offers guaranteed level cost for Critical Illness Insurance coverage today? However, recent legislation related to genetic testing has just passed which could result in higher premiums for everyone.
Get the most out of Critical Illness insurance
While there are many emotional issues to deal with when someone is diagnosed with a critical illness, one issue that often gets overlooked is the financial burden it can place on family and loved ones. Critical Illness insurance allows you to focus on the things that are most important to you and takes the worry out of your financial future.
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Common uses include:
- Out of country treatment
- Coverage of a healthy spouse lost income
- Alternative treatments
- Medications which are not covered by public health system
- Home or vehicle modifications
- Debt repayment
- Home care
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