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Canadian cannabis users could see higher premiums when edibles become legal

July 9, 2019

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The threshold ranges from two to four cannabis usages per week, depending on the insurer, said Lorne Marr, LSM Insurance’s director of new business development.

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Pot edibles may drive up life insurance premiums

April 30, 2019

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Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers -- who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity -- provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

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Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 30, 2019

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"I feel like I would be leaving my wife and the kids quite empty-handed if anything were to happen to me," Tim Potter said. People with diabetes, severe mental illness, HIV, heart conditions and other serious ailments can experience difficulties with finding affordable life insurance.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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“They’re working later, they’re carrying debt longer, mortgage longer so they feel like they need term insurance to cover off that risk. And so it becomes harder when you’re 60 to 70, because people then have health issues.”… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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Millions of Canadians are living with a serious medical condition that has made it difficult, if not impossible, to secure meaningful life insurance.… Read more


Health conditions complicate search for insurance

December 29, 2019

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People feel stressed because all they’ve been able to secure is a couple of policies that will pay just enough to cover his funeral expenses. Securing affordable life insurance is a growing problem.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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Finding affordable life insurance gets harder when you’re 60 to 70, because people then have health issues. The number of Canadians only with diabetes has doubled since 2000, said Joan King, director of government relations for Diabetes Canada.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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“The issue of pre-existing conditions is a bit of a growing issue because people are needing term insurance longer in their life because of the financial pressures today,” said Kevan Penonzek, manager of Insurance Direct Canada in Vancouver.… Read more


Health conditions complicate search for insurance

December 29, 2019

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Half of Canadians will develop cancer at some point in their lives, the Canadian Cancer Society says. And about eight per cent of Canadians have been diagnosed with diabetes, a condition that's growing in frequency amid an aging population.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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There’s a trend of people needing insurance for a longer period because they have families later in life or haven’t paid off their mortgage yet. But securing affordable life insurance is a growing problem as more Canadians are diagnosed with serious ailments.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding life insurance

December 29, 2019

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Securing affordable life insurance is a growing problem, but Insurance companies have become much more liberal about covering people with health issues, said Lorne Marr, director of new business for LSM Insurance, which owns No Medical Exam Life Insurance.… Read more


Canadians with pre-existing health issues struggling to find affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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"The issue of pre-existing conditions is a bit of a growing issue because people are needing term insurance longer in their life because of the financial pressures today," said Kevan Penonzek, manager of Insurance Direct Canada in Vancouver.… Read more


Health conditions complicate search for insurance

December 29, 2019

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People with diabetes, severe mental illness, HIV, heart conditions and other serious ailments can be left in the lurch. Serious ailments made it difficult to secure meaningful life insurance.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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It’s a definite problem, says Michael Aziz, co-president of Canada Protection Plan, which seeks to fill the void left by traditional insurers by offering coverage that doesn’t require a medical examination.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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Securing affordable life insurance is a growing problem as more Canadians are diagnosed with serious ailments. People feel stressed because all they’ve been able to secure is a couple of policies that will pay just enough to cover his funeral expenses.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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Like millions of Canadians, Tim Potter is living with a serious medical condition that has made it difficult, if not impossible, to secure meaningful life insurance. The Halifax father of seven was diagnosed 26 years ago with Type 1 diabetes.… Read more


Canadians with health issues face difficulty finding affordable life insurance

December 29, 2019

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People with diabetes, heart conditions and other ailments can be left in the lurch. Other red flags for insurers can include travel to certain parts of the world or risky recreational activities. Securing affordable life insurance is a growing problem as more Canadians are diagnosed with serious ailments. … Read more


CBC Ontario Morning: Is Four Day Work Week a Good Idea?

July 18, 2019

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Since 2008 LSM Insurance has been providing its' employees with an option of working longer days in order to get an extra day off. Lorne Marr, a Director of LSM, suggested an idea of working four days a week during a height of 2008 financial crisis. Thus LSM Insurance became one of the first companies in Ontario that implemented a four day work week.

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Pot edibles could drive up your life insurance premiums

June 27, 2019

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Canadians looking to enjoy soon-to-be-legalized pot-infused edibles could get hit with higher insurance premiums – depending on the size of their appetite.

Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers – who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity – provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

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Pot edibles may drive up life insurance premiums, depending on consumption level

June 27, 2019

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Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers -- who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity -- provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

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Pot edibles may drive up life insurance premiums

June 27, 2019

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Many insurers no longer treat cannabis users as cigarette smokers -- who pay much higher premiums due to the high-risk activity -- provided there is no tobacco or nicotine in the products they use.

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