Critical illness insurance – Canada Life

Critical illness insurance can provide the coverage you need, when you need it most.

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Description: Emily stands in her kitchen, talking on the phone with a friend.
Narrator: Critical illness insurance provides coverage when it counts.
Description: She quickly hangs up the phone, feeling a pain in her chest.
Narrator: If you’re ever diagnosed with a life-threatening illness covered by your policy
Description: Cut to Emily in a hospital bed. A doctor stands beside the bed holding a clipboard.
Narrator: Critical illness insurance can help you focus on you and your family
Description: Cut to her at home, lying on the couch, covered in a blanket. Her son sits on the end of the couch while her husband brings a tea.
Narrator: It’s a one-time tax-free payment you can use however you want
Description: Her hands enter the frame. She opens a letter to reveal a cheque from Canada Life.
Narrator: And that includes covering costs your healthcare plan doesn’t.
Description: A shield is drawn around a plus sign, representing healthcare.
Narrator: It’s money to help
Description: Cut to Emily holding her phone.
Narrator: Pay the bills
Description: She uses online banking to make a bill payment.
Narrator: Protect your retirement savings
Description: Cut to Emily and her husband smiling, vacationing on the beach.
Narrator: And cover expensive drugs or alternate treatments
Description: Cut to her in the kitchen, holding a pill bottle and receipt.
Narrator: It can also give you access to expert medical help
Description: She sits at her desk with her laptop open, video conferencing with a specialist.
Narrator: And if you never need to make a claim
Description: A shield is drawn to represent optional coverage.
Narrator: With the optional return-of-premium* benefit, you could get back some, or all of the money you paid for your coverage.
Description: A pile of money appears and becomes larger when "all of the money…” is mentioned. Legal line appears: *The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Revenue Quebec have not provided a formal ruling regarding the tax treatment of return-of-premium benefits that are included in a critical illness policy. The tax treatment of an optional return-of-premium benefit is, therefore, subject to interpretation.
Narrator: Get the coverage you need, when it counts the most.
Description: Cut to Emily and her family sitting on the couch relaxing and drinking tea.
Narrator: Visit canadalife.com to learn more.
Description: Text “Visit canadalife.com to learn more.” appears with Canada Life logo and legal lines: Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-888-252-1847