Top 3 worries Canadians have when it comes to critical illness

Top 3 worries Canadians have when it comes to critical illness

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca Critical illnesses are more common than most of us would like to think. In fact, 73% of us know someone who suffered through a serious illness and half of us have witnessed a family member go through one. Statistics like this make it easy to wonder – what if it happens to […]

You are your most important asset when it comes to earning an income

You are your most important asset when it comes to earning an income

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca We insure what we think matters most. But, your most important asset isn’t your home or car. It’s you. Critical illness insurance can help protect you if the unexpected occurs.

Even the young and healthy get sick

Even the young and healthy get sick

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca Many of us are health conscious. An entire industry has been born out of our desire to eat better, be more physically fit and generally improve our wellbeing. These are all welcomed developments and have contributed immensely to our quality of life, particularly as we age. And yet, even the most balanced […]

Keep your glass half full – even when life threatens to tip it over

Keep your glass half full – even when life threatens to tip it over

Original Post: criticaluncovered.ca Look away from your screen for a second, and picture your life. Come on, try it – your newsfeed will be there when you return. What do you see? We’re not talking about fortune-telling, but more along the lines of considering what’s most important to you. Not to put words in your […]

Life Insurance Through the ‘Ages’

Life Insurance Through the ‘Ages’

By Charlie Conron (Life Design Analysis)   You’re starting out and becoming less reliant on your parents. You may be strapped down with student loans so life insurance isn’t your first priority. If you’re considering buying a home and starting a family soon, or want to ensure your family isn’t left with student debt if […]

How you can protect your family

How you can protect your family

Critical illness insurance shouldn’t be confusing. See how it works and how it can benefit you and your family. Original source: criticaluncovered.ca

Life insurance: What’s in it for me while I’m still alive?

Life insurance: What’s in it for me while I’m still alive?

By Jennifer Peckett – Foresters Blog Let me take you on a journey. You’ve just purchased a life insurance policy and it felt like slipping into a soothing tub of adult responsibility. (Huh?) You know! The type of satisfying feeling that only comes from finally tackling something you’ve been putting off for a long time or […]

Underwriting: What happens after you apply for critical illness insurance?

Underwriting: What happens after you apply for critical illness insurance?

Original post: criticaluncovered.ca You’ve agreed critical illness insurance is the right fit for your financial security plan, you’ve worked with your advisor to determine the right level of protection and you’ve completed your application – now what? Well, before you’re officially covered, the insurance company carefully looks at your application – this process is called […]

How to protect your finances from a health crisis

How to protect your finances from a health crisis

A serious illness can threaten your finances as much as it threatens your health. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family. No matter how well you take care of yourself, you may one day get a call from your doctor with bad news. And while Canada’s universal healthcare system definitely […]

Disability and critical illness insurance: What’s the difference?

Disability and critical illness insurance: What’s the difference?

Original Post: criticaluncovered.ca These days, there are many different types of insurance designed to protect one of your biggest assets: Yourself. There’s life insurance, health insurance, long-term care insurance—some celebrities even protect specific parts of their body against the possibility of injury. And while you might not need to insure your teeth for $30 million […]

How to handle unexpected life insurance application questions

How to handle unexpected life insurance application questions

By Pira Kumarasamy – Foresters Blog When it comes to planning your financial future, life insurance is a key piece of the process – particularly for those of us with families or partners. But once you start to complete the application with your life insurance agent or advisor, you may be taken aback or made uncomfortable […]

Safeguard your business against the effects of a critical illness

Safeguard your business against the effects of a critical illness

Original source: criticaluncovered.ca “No risk, no reward,” is a cliché we’re all familiar with, but as a savvy business owner, you recognize the importance of balancing risks and opportunities to position your company for success. To protect profitability, you’re constantly strategizing about how to strengthen your business against risk – whether the threat is an […]

What’s your personal breast cancer risk?

What’s your personal breast cancer risk?

By Dr. Loraine Oman-Ganes, MD, FRCPC, CCMG, FACMG, Chief Medical Director, Sun Life Financial Understanding your risk of breast cancer can help you and your doctor prevent it, or find it and treat it. We know vastly more about breast cancer now than we did 15 years ago. This has led to earlier, more precise […]

Employee benefits: Taxable or not?

Employee benefits: Taxable or not?

By Sheryl Smolkin – brighterlife.ca Does your T4 say you made more than you thought you did? Perhaps you didn’t consider your taxable benefits. Find out what is and isn’t taxable. When you get your T4 slip in January or February, you may wonder why the employment income reported in Box 14 is higher than […]

Using Critical Illness Insurance to Protect your Retirement

Using Critical Illness Insurance to Protect your Retirement

You have a retirement plan set out and it includes your RRSP.  Could a health interruption get in the way of your plan? If you need to withdraw money from your RRSP, not only can it affect your RRSP’s growth, it’s considered taxable income. In fact for every $1.00 you need, you’ll have to withdraw $2.00, based […]

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

Manulife Solutions – Winter Edition 2016/2017

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IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME!

IT WON’T HAPPEN TO ME!

DISABILITY: A CANADIAN REALITY

DISABILITY: A CANADIAN REALITY

Do you need critical illness insurance?

Do you need critical illness insurance?

Recovering from a serious illness can come at a significant cost. If it happens to you, how will you pay for it? Imagine this: You’ve just been diagnosed with cancer. While your doctors say your chances of a cure are good, the weeks and months of treatment and recovery you’ll need can come at a […]

CANADIANS OFF WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY FACE A PERFECT STORM

CANADIANS OFF WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY FACE A PERFECT STORM