Participating Whole Life Insurance: Five Dividend Options with Assumption Life

Posted on July 22, 2012 and updated October 15, 2012 in Assumption Life, Canadian Life Insurance Companies, Insurance Types, Life Insurance Canada News, Permanent Insurance 2 min read

Assumption Life offers two participating whole life policies called Participating Plus and Participating Plus Junior.

It’s available to insured’s age 0 to 75 with face amounts up to
$250,000 without medical tests.

The following are the five dividend options available on the policy:

 1. Dividends Paid in Cash –  With this option, the applicant receives a cheque each year for their dividend amount.

 2. Premium Reduction The applicant can reduce their out of pocket cost while maintaining their insurance. Each year, the dividends are applied against the premiums, which reduces the overall net-premium paid by the insured.

3. Accumulation Here, the dividends are held on deposit with Assumption Life and earn interest. The applicant maintains access to the accumulated dividends, should they wish to withdraw the money down the road.

 4. Paid-up additions   Annual dividends are used to purchase additional permanent insurance, which is then added to the initial insurance amount.

 5. Enhanced – This option combines the long-term security of permanent life insurance with the initial cost advantage of one year of term insurance.  This enables the applicant to get the best of both worlds.  These dividends are then used to purchase a combination of one-year term insurance and paid-up additions.

For more details on participating whole life insurance in Canada, please contact us at 1-866-899-4849, or visit our Whole Life Insurance Quote Page.

LSM Insurance
LSM Insurance

Thanks for the note. Its hard to say what would be the best use of this money without knowing your financial situation.

Keep in mind there may be tax implications if you withdraw some of your dividends, The insurance company should be able to verify any potential taxable gain.


I have a Enhanced policy which I have paying premium for last 22 years. What is best use of money can I do thxs