Did you know that the EI Sickness Benefits payout recently increased from 15 weeks to 26 weeks? You may want to ask yourself how this recent change impacts your Group Disability Coverage. Ultimately, it’s up to the employer to decide how to proceed given the changes. What does EI Provide? 55% coverage to a [...]
A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something . . . which is often easier said than done. The New Year is an opportunity for us to implement some positive changes to better our lives, and the lives around us. We often make a promise to ourselves to do [...]
I have heard people refer to buying insurance as gambling. The thought is, if we end up using it, we win, and the insurance company loses. If we never end up using it, we lose, and the insurance company wins. However, here is another way of looking at insurance . . . . . [...]
Preet Banerjee is a well-known Canadian personal finance and investing expert, and the author of the personal finance book Stop Over-Thinking Your Money!: The Five Simple Rules of Financial Success. Banerjee’s 5 Rules for Personal Finance Success are as follows: Disaster-proof your life. Expensive emergencies can derail you, so protect yourself with disability insurance, [...]
Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians in their lifetime1. Recently, a Canadian Mental Health Association poll indicated that 24 percent of respondents have sought help for mental health challenges (that is 1 in 4 Canadians), this is up compared to polls completed over the past two years 2. So, it is no surprise [...]
Have you ever asked yourself the question, should I keep my disability insurance contract or should I cancel it? First, how important is your income? How important is your income to your family? If your answer is: "My income is still important", chances are you should keep your insurance contract. And that [...]
Dear Jeff: I have group benefits through work and I am looking to getting an additional coverage. Who and what would you recommend?
My reply: Typically, RBC Insurance, Manulife or Canada Life are the three carriers that offer high quality disability contracts that can supplement your Group Long Term Disability (LTD). All three companies are good companies, however, you need to first find out which company offers you the best occupation class. A broker who understands disability [...]
20% Premium Savings for Essential Workers RBC insurance is offering a 20% premium savings on select individual disability policies for essential workers across Canada, effective until December 31, 2020. Contact me for more info. And a HUGE thank you to all essential workers who have put the safety of others before their [...]
Video: Loss of Income Protection, Paycheque Protection or Disability Insurance? What’s the Difference?
When it comes to insurance – it’s easy to get confused. The contracts are lengthy and there are many terms that you may never have heard in the past. This is why it’s important to work with a broker who is an expert, and can help you understand how the coverage works [...]
Here is what I often use to help illustrate the importance of proper disability insurance. This one was for a 35-year-old father who earns around $80,000 per year. He has no disability benefits through his work and his income is important to him. Before he met me, he never really thought about how financially [...]