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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

CANADIANS OFF WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY FACE A PERFECT STORM

CANADIANS OFF WORK DUE TO A DISABILITY FACE A PERFECT STORM

Why naming a beneficiary should not be considered a “once and done” event

Why naming a beneficiary should not be considered a “once and done” event

Let’s talk about…the importance of naming a beneficiary for your life insurance policy In Canada, after you pass away, the proceeds of your estate can take one of two routes. Proceeds can pass seamlessly from you to your loved ones or they can enter the probate system. The probate system can take a lot of […]

10 Misconceptions About Life Insurance

10 Misconceptions About Life Insurance

Posted by ALLISON BARTON – Empire Life Insurance with Care Blog   Why do some consumers have so many misconceptions about life insurance? People seldom like to consider their own mortality and life insurance is rarely a topic of conversation. However, understanding the benefits of life insurance can help you plan for the future so life […]

Insurance Lingo – Your Quick Reference Guide [Infographic]

Insurance Lingo – Your Quick Reference Guide [Infographic]

Posted by ALLISON BARTON Empire Life Insuring with Care Blog Shopping for insurance can be challenging and confusing given the unfamiliar terms that are used in the industry. To help, we have created your quick reference Insurance Lingo infographic. Whether you are just starting your search for insurance, just got approved, or just need a refresher, […]

Protect What you Work for

Protect What you Work for

WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED  WORKING,  you may not have given insurance a second thought. However, as you enter your peak earning years, you have a lot more to protect. It’s likely that you and your family depend on your salary for the lifestyle you enjoy – and life, critical illness and disability insurance can help […]

Why name a beneficiary?

Why name a beneficiary?

By Dave Dineen, BrighterLife.ca It’s hard to argue with the old saying, “you can’t take it with you.” Since you can’t take your money with you at the end of your life, you might expect more Canadians would name a beneficiary — the person they want to leave their money behind to — for all their financial […]

What your family needs to know about your life insurance policy

What your family needs to know about your life insurance policy

By Rossana Majchrowski, BrighterLife.ca You’ve protected your family by buying life insurance, but you’re not done yet — you have to share the details with them. Do you remember those “set it and forget it” rotisserie infomercials? While buying life insurance can have the same set it and forget it feel, there’s another important step […]

How to look your best during your paramedical exam

How to look your best during your paramedical exam

Just as you would spruce yourself up for a family photo, these tips can help make the picture you present to the underwriter the best possible. Get a good night’s rest before the exam Do not do any heavy exercise 24 hours before the exam Do not consume any form of alcohol for at least 48 […]

Why Do I Need insurance?

Why Do I Need insurance?

What would happen if you couldn’t work?

What would happen if you couldn’t work?

By Brenda Spiering, Editor, BrighterLife.ca Toronto freelance writer, Caroline Cakebread was in her early 30s when someone she knew had a terrible accident while hiking: A rock fell on his head and he lost the ability to walk and talk. “Not only was he in the hospital for months,” says Cakebread, “he was left permanently […]

Insure for the unexpected: the future you buld today is the future you’ll enjoy tomorrow

Insure for the unexpected: the future you buld today is the future you’ll enjoy tomorrow

Would you feel better knowing you were on track for your retirement or ready for an emergency? An would it comfort you to know that, if you died unexpectedly, your family would be well cared for?

Reality Check: Protect your income before a disability sidelines your financial goals

Reality Check: Protect your income before a disability sidelines your financial goals

Did you know that in 2006 there were over 2.4 million Canadians of working age who are disabled? And physical injury isn’t the only cause.

Proven Strategies to improve your Finances

Proven Strategies to improve your Finances

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Living Benefits – Back to Basics

Living Benefits – Back to Basics

Source: Manulife Financial