Life insurance provides well-known protection and is something your parents and grandparents understood. Protection that is less understood but is just as important is living benefits. Life insurance protects your family if something happens to you, and you pass away. But what if something happens to you, and you are still living? What protection do you have then? This is where living benefits play a role.
The two main types are:
CI – Critical Illness Insurance
Critical illness insurance pays a tax-free lump sum benefit if you are diagnosed with a defined illness specified in the contract during the policy term. Example: heart attack, stroke, cancer and 20+ covered conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s, Paralysis, Deafness, and Blindness, etc. This is an option to consider if due to income, you are unable to get disability insurance (DI)
DI – Disability Insurance
Disability insurance replaces your earned/employment income, up to the age of 65 if you are unable to work or are permanently disabled due to an injury or illness.
Replace your most valuable asset – your ability to earn an income
Provides you protection while living
Able to maintain your lifestyle if you cannot work due to illness
Ensures you have the proper time to recover without financial worry
Allows you to seek and receive the optimal medical treatment
When you may need this:
You have no spouse and/or one or more dependants
Your savings would not cover your monthly expenses (for more than 1 or 2 months)
A history of critical illness (ex: parent had cancer, heart condition)
You are the primary income generator and/or have a business that is dependant on you i.e., business owner, doctor, dentist
Provides additional protection to your life insurance
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