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Comparing Canada’s Top Disability Insurance Plans

We reached out to Tim Landry to provide us LSM Insurance with an in-depth analysis of Canada’s top disability insurance plans. Tim is been offering disability insurance solutions to Canadians for over 45 years and has a real passion for this market. Canada Life Plan Names: Lifestyle Protection Independence Market: Professional, White & Blue Collar Pros: "Build your own plan" product, fit product to budget, excellent policy wording; sickness coverage. Cons: ...
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Breaking Down The Cost of a Funeral In Canada

There comes a time in everyone's life when the subject of death has to be brought to the table. Nobody likes to think about it, let alone discuss the topic with their family, but putting off important decisions about final preparations will only make things more difficult for the loved ones you leave behind. Making final arrangements ahead of time will take a lot of pressure off your survivors. Planning ahead lets everyone know what arrangements have to be made and how much it will cost, ...
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10 Facts You Need To Know About Disability Coverage

Imagine not being able to work and earn a living for your family. It's not something most people want to think about on a daily basis. Protecting your livelihood with adequate disability insurance can mean the difference between maintaining your standard of life or being forced to make drastic cuts in household spending after being hit with a life-changing injury or illness. Your ability to earn a income is your single greatest insurable need. Being prepared for the worst and having ...
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What is Cancer Insurance?

According to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately one out of every two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, and one in four are likely to die from the disease. The report estimates that 206,200 new cases of some form of cancer will be diagnosed this year and an estimated 80,800 will not survive. This makes cancer the leading cause of death in Canada. "Currently, every year we're seeing an increase in the number of cancer cases in ...
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The Power of Critical Illness Insurance

Company benefits and the Canadian Health Care System give people a sense of security. They know that if they become ill, their medical expenses will be covered. In most cases, company benefits will also provide a regular pay cheque during recovery time. So, why would anyone need critical illness insurance? The answer is simple – there are many unforeseen expenses and costs that are not covered by our government health plan or your company benefits. Plus, you could lose your job just ...
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Andrew McKeown | Insurance Consultant, Great-West Life

Andrew McKeown Insurance Consultant,Great-West Life 1. What type of disability insurance do you own? I own a Non-Cancellable Great-West Life Professional Disability Plan. 2. What factors did you consider when determining the coverage amount? I didn’t want to buy a crap plan that I was sure wouldn’t pay. Insurance is expensive enough, why would you cut costs on something as important as disability insurance. It’s like buying a sausage from the cheapest vendor, you’re just ...
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We’ve Got The Answers: I Was Recently Declined, What Are My Options?

Today's Question: I was recently declined for Life Insurance, what are my options? If you were recently declined for life insurance, there is no need to panic; there are options. You need to first figure out why you were declined - doing so will aid you in taking the next few steps. If you were declined for a significant reason, i.e., any serious medical condition, you may want to look into a No-Medical Insurance Policy. For less serious medical conditions, you may qualify for ...
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Universal Life Insurance: Pros and Cons

What is Universal Life Insurance Universal Life Insurance gives you flexible, cost-effective coverage that lasts a lifetime. It can be personalized to suit your changing needs and has a combined tax-advantage investment component that you can manage according to your risk tolerance and financial goals. Universal Life Insuranceallows you to adjust your premium payments (reasonable limits apply) as your needs or situation change. Thus, three key features of this life insurance ...
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10 Tips For No Medical Insurance Shoppers (Infographic)

Have you been told by an insurance advisor that you are ineligible for life insurance? Fear not, you may have some options. Not all advisors distribute no medical life insurance or they may overlook this type of policy when advising their high-risk clients. No medical policies cover your life like a traditional life insurance policy, without having to complete medical tests during the application process. Some plans will ask a few questions, others ask no questions at all. These plans ...
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