Critical Illness Policies for Women in Canada
The difference in premiums
between genders isn't as
significant with Critical Illness.
Photo by Alessandro Vall
Critical Illness insurance pays a lump sum if the insured is diagnosed with a critical illness, such as cancer. The number of illnesses considered critical can vary from carrier to carrier. The type of plan (Term or Permanent) along with plan riders -- such as a return-of-premium if the insured stays healthy -- can also influence the plan premium.
The following is a snapshot of Level Term to Age 75 Critical Illness coverage at $250,000. Level Term to Age 75 means that the insured will have a level premium to age 75, which is guaranteed never to increase. There is no return-of-premium.
Males pay more than females for equivalent coverage, but the difference is not as pronounced as it is on Women’s life insurance policies.
A 40-year-old, male non-smoker with a $250,000 Level Term to 75 Coverage Annual Premium (the rates are as of Nov 2010)
Standard Life: $2,227.50.
Western Life: $2,587.50.
A 40-year-old, female non-smoker with a $250,000 Level Term to 75 Coverage Annual Premium
Standard Life: $2,140.00
Industrial Alliance: $2,302.50
For more details on Critical Illness Insurance for Women, or life insurance policies in Canada, please contact us at 1-866-899-4849 or visit our Critical Illness Quote Page.