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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. Text “Connect with an advisor to see which options work best for you.” appears with Canada Life logo and legal lines: Canada Life and design are trademarks of The Canada Life Assurance Company. canadalife.com 1-204-946-1190