Critical Illness Coverage is a newer insurance product offered by Canadian Insurance companies. There are many different policies and terms and conditions. Almost all Canada Critical Illness policies have three basic elements. The rest have some combination of up to 23 illnesses
If you have critical illness and are diagnosed with any one of the following illnesses, you will receive a lump some of tax free money. This is common among all Canada Life Insurance companies. The range of coverage is from $10,000 to $2,000,000
Basic policies include *
*Keep in mind that there are limitations, terms and conditions in all insurance policies, Critical Illness is no different
Expanded policies include some or all of the following*
Coronary Bypass Surgery
Aorta Graft Surgery
Heart Valve Surgery
Major Organ Transplant
Benign Brain Tumour
Blindness in Both Eyes
Loss of Hearing
Loss of Speech
Loss of Limb
Motor Neuron Disease
Pre Senile Dementia (Alzheimer’s)
Loss of Independent Existence
Getting good advice from an insurance broker can help you find a plan that fits your budget, has good coverage, and less limitations.
It is also recommended that you look at long term disability insurance. Critical Illness is not the same as long term disability insurance
Read about the invention of Critical Illness Coverage
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