Insurance Planning

We offer a broad range of insurance products and solutions including:


Life Insurance

Mortgage Insurance Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
  • Individual & Business LTD
  • Transition LTD - Disability insurance for employees who lose their group LTD coverage during career transition period.
Business Buy-Sell & Key-man Insurance

Business Overhead Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance

Individual Health & Dental Plans


We have developed strong relationships with prominent insurance companies to deliver a diversified product line. We know these strong relationships with underwriters are of great benefit to our clients by enabling us to successfully resolve insurance requirements when others may have failed. Click here to see all the insurance carriers that we are associated with.

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Bank Mortgage Insurance V.S. Personal Life Insurance

 

Bank Mortgage Insurance

Personal Life Insurance to
cover your mortgage

Costs

No regards to smoker or non-smoker – generally more expensive

Provides smoker or non-smoker classification and generally offers lower rates

Death Benefit Type

Decreasing: 
As your mortgage decreases, so does your coverage.  But your premium stays the same.  So as your coverage decreases, your cost per $1,000 of coverage increases.
The death benefit will pay only the balance of the mortgage upon death.

Level: 
The death benefit of a personal plan remains level for as long as you own the plan unless you decide to decrease the coverage.
The death benefit will be whatever the face amount of insurance that has been purchased.

Owner

Bank
The bank has total control over your coverage and can cancel it at any time.

You
You own the coverage and are the only one who can cancel it.  Any changes to the policy can only be made by you, the owner.

Beneficiary

The Bank
You have NO choice as to who the beneficiary is when you purchase the bank's mortgage insurance.

Your choice
You have the choice of whoever you want to name as beneficiary of your life policy.  Upon death, your survivor may choose not to pay the mortgage off immediately as there may be more attractive investments other than paying off the mortgage.

Death Benefit in the event of a common disaster

Mortgage Balance
In the event of a common disaster (ie. of a husband and wife are both killed in a car accident) the bank will pay the mortgage balance only.

Full Face amount of insurance
When using personal insurance, the insurance company will pay a death benefit on both of the lives insured.  For example, if a husband and wife are covered for $150,000 each for their mortgage, the benefit would be $300,000 versus whatever the balance is on the mortgage at the bank.

Portability

None
If you want to move your mortgage to another institution, you will have to reapply for mortgage insurance.  This will then be purchased at your new attained age at a higher premium, assuming you are healthy enough to qualify for the coverage.

Full Portability
No matter where you have your mortgage, your coverage will stay with you.  You do not need to worry about re-qualifying for coverage.  You would only have to prove insurability if you needed to increase your coverage.

Underwriting

Done at Death
When using the bank's insurance, underwriting of the insured will be done at the time of death.  In this way, more problems than not can arise as the bank's insurer will try to dispute the claim.

Done at time of Application
Using personal coverage, the underwriting is done at the time of application.  So in the event of a death, the insurance will pay the claim.  The company does have the option of contesting in the first two years after application in the event of fraud or non-disclosure.  After two years, the claim will be paid promptly.

Convertibility

None

Fully Convertible
If you require, you can convert your policy to a permanent plan of insurance if the term policy has this feature (almost all do).

Harmonized Sales Tax

HST is added to the premium

No HST is payable on personal coverage

Continuation after mortgage is paid

No option to do so
The day your last mortgage payment is made, your mortgage insurance terminates.  If you die the next day after paying your mortgage, no benefit is paid.

Able to continue
When your mortgage is paid, you have the option to continue the coverage, convert the coverage or cancel the coverage.  The choice is totally yours.

Options and Benefits

None
There is no option to add any additional benefits or riders.

Many Available
Various options and riders are available to add to your coverage such as Accidental Death, Child Term Rider, Disability Waiver, etc.

* Standard Single-Life Term -10 quotation based on rates as of May 29, 2009.  Rates are subject to change without notice. 

E. &.O. E.

ACE INA Life Insurance Industrial Alliance
Assumption Life Lloyd’s of London
AXA Assurances Inc. London Life
Blue Cross (Ontario) Manulife Financial
BMO Life RBC Insurance
Canada Life Shepell FGI
Ceridian Performance Partners Standard Life
CHUBB Insurance Sun Life of Canada
Desjardins Financial The Benefits Trust
Empire Financial Group TIC Travel Insurance.
Encon Group Inc. Transamerica Life of Canada
Equitable Life of Canada Wawanesa Life
Global Excel Management Inc. William J. Sutton & Co. Ltd
Great-West Life Unity Life of Canada
Green Shield Canada  
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