Insurance Types

Explained by an Expert: What is a cash surrender value?

 I’m going to talk a little bit now about cash surrender value and how it works in terms of a life insurance policy. Generally, cash surrender values apply to permanent policies, and permanent policies can be whole life coverage, can be Term-100, or can be universal life. Most Term-100 policies don’t have a cash...
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A Breast Cancer Survivor Discusses the Impact of Critical Illness Insurance

LSM Insurance Independent Broker, Beirong Xiong has learned to take the good with the bad when life’s surprises come knocking at her door. After finishing her Master’s in Agricultural Economics and Business at the University of Guelph, Beirong moved to Ottawa (Ontario) to pursue a career in financial services. It was on a daily elevator...
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Explained by an Expert: How to Use Whole Life Insurance for Retirement

 I’m going to talk a little bit today about a question I got on how you can use a whole life insurance policy to help with your retirement. A whole life policy generally allows you to build a cash value in addition to the insurance. This cash value is growing in a tax shelter...
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Explained by an Expert: Mortgage Insurance vs Life Insurance

I’m going to look at how mortgage life insurance compares with regular life insurance. Mortgage life insurance is generally offered through a bank or a lending institution, and essentially, it is tied to your mortgage. One of the advantages of an individual life insurance policy is that it’s not tied to your mortgage. The coverage...
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Explained by an Expert: Life Insurance and Diabetes

Lorne: I have Mike Liem with me from Canada Protection Plan today. We’re talking about life insurance and the different options available. One thing we get a lot of inquiries on is diabetes. It’s a very common ailment. We get a lot of inquiries from insulin diabetics, non-insulin diabetics—how can you guys help and what...
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How Does Funeral Insurance Policy Work?

We get a lot of questions on funeral insurance and how it works. In terms of funeral insurance, you can have a policy that is owned by the funeral home. Alternatively, what I’ll talk a little bit about now is an individual policy that is owned by the policy owner but is being used to...
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Explained by an Expert: Life Insurance and Cancer

Lorne: I have Mike Liem here with me from Canada Protection Plan. We’re going to talk a little about life insurance and how someone who has cancer can qualify for life insurance. I know we get a lot of inquiries on our website about people who have had cancer or whose family members have cancer....
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Life Insurance and Drug Use History

Lorne: I have Mike Liem with me from Canada Protection Plan and we’re going to talk about an issue we run into on our site and with advisors: clients and prospective clients who have a history of drug use. How would Canada Protection Plan treat them, how can some of those people get coverage, what...
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All You Need to Know About Life Insurance

I’m going to talk a little bit today about how life insurance works. It can be a bit of a basic question, but at the same time, there is a lot to look at with a life insurance policy, like the type of plan: there is term insurance, which starts off lower in cost and...
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Legalization of Marijuana and Group Insurance | Expert View

The “bright, new, shiny object” these days is here and is here to stay. Medical marijuana/cannabis being offered by Group Insurance providers brings with it a host of concerns and unknowns. In my travels across Ontario this year so far it has been the most discussed topic. Here is a high-level (no pun intended …...
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