The Cost of Losing Your Life Insurance Policy

Posted on March 11, 2009 and updated February 28, 2012 in Life Insurance Canada News 2 min read
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Unity Life of Canada joined the Foresters family in April 2008 and as of Jan 23 2012 changed their name to Foresters Life Insurance Company.

Recently my phone rang from a policyholder who had lost her life insurance policy and she wanted a duplicate policy.  I explained that almost all life insurance carriers charge for producing a duplicate policy and most of the policy particulars can be obtained for free by requesting a policy summary from the insurance carrier.  It should be noted that the policy document is not required at the time of claim.

The following is a list of what the different life insurance companies in Canada charge to produce a duplicate policy.

  • AIG – $50.00

  • AXA – $10.00

  • Canada Life – $100.00

  • Desjardins – $20.00

  • Empire Life – $25.00
    (if the policy is under 10 years old, otherwise it is not available)

  • Equitable Life -$20.00

  • Industrial Alliance – $30.00

  • RBC Insurance – $25.00
    (they may waive the charge if it is a recently issued policy)

  • Standard Life – $75.00

  • Transamerica Life – $50.00

  • Unity Life – $25.00

If you would like more information, please give me a call at 905.248.4849 to discuss your own situation.

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