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Posts from the ‘Disability Income Replacement’ Category

10
Jul

Long Term Care Insurance – Not Just for the Elderly

Whenever the topic of Long Term Care Insurance (LTC) is brought up, most people’s reaction is to automatically assume the discussion is about caring for the elderly.   While it is true that LTC coverage is a valuable tool to provide the necessary funds for when we are no longer able to care for ourselves, it should not be overlooked for younger people who are in the prime of their earning years but are unable to purchase the amount of disability insurance that they desire.

LTC insurance pays a monthly benefit to an insured who is unable to perform at least two of the six activities of daily living without assistance.  The activities of daily living are bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (bed to chair or vice-versa), continence and eating.  It also pays a benefit in the case of cognitive impairment.  Anyone who has been in a serious accident, took a bad fall on the ski slopes, or suffered a debilitating illness or condition could probably have received a benefit from a LTC insurance policy if the condition lasted longer than the waiting period of the contract. Read more »

8
Jun

Workers unprepared for financial impact of disabilities

Most Canadian workers would suffer severe financial hardship if they were forced out of work with a disability.

In fact, 76% believe that should they become disabled and unable to work for three months, there would be serious financial implications for their family, such as significant debt or an impact on retirement plans, finds an RBC Insurance survey.

Despite the concern, only 27% have discussed how a disability would financially impact their family. This number does not increase substantially among workers who’ve indicated that they’ve taken time off in the past because of a disability (33%).

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Used with permission from Benefits Canada Magazine
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15
Jan

Cover your bases in case of an emergency

No matter how much we plan, things can and do go wrong. Here’s how to prepare yourself financially.

By Gail Vaz-Oxlade  for MoneySense.ca

The mouse in Scottish poet Robbie Burns’s To a Mouse on Turning her up in her Nest with a Plough teaches us a lot about what it means to expect the unexpected. The truth is, no matter how much we plan, things can and do go wrong (in the poem the plough turns a mouse’s nest to mulch) causing all kinds of problems.

So the question becomes, do you have a back-up plan? Most people don’t. And yet, it is only those who take the time to create a Plan B that weather storms well.

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1
Dec

Graduation is the Perfect Time to Consider Disability Insurance

As this year’s graduates cross the stage they’re filled with dreams of their bright futures.   Rightly so – they’ve worked hard to get to where they are.  They’re thinking of their careers, their earning potential and getting started on this business of life.

Now’s also the right time to think about protecting that income earning potential against injury or illness.  This is an excellent time for young professionals to consider disability insurance; here are just some of the reasons why: Read more »