Insurance is essential to any comprehensive financial security plan. If tragic events like death, disability or critical illness strike, insurance can protect you and your family from undue hardship. Some life insurance policies also provide tax-advantaged savings that you can draw on to achieve goals like buying a house or retiring comfortably.
We have access to a variety of insurance products that can help meet your financial security planning needs. No matter your personal situation—if you’re single or in a family; a professional or a seasonal employee; an executive or small business owner—we will work together to design a customized plan.
Paying final costs: LifeHappens.org notes that life insurance policy benefits can be used to pay final expenses, including funeral or cremation costs, medical bills not covered by health insurance, estate administration fees or other unpaid obligations. Even expenses such as a mortgage balance can be covered by your benefit.
Paying off debt or replacing income: According to LifeHappens.org, life insurance benefits can help replace your income if you pass away. Your beneficiaries can use the money to help cover essential expenses, such as paying off a mortgage or securing college educations for your children.
Inheritance: The III suggests buying a policy with a named heir as a beneficiary in order to secure an inheritance for your loved ones. The death benefit can also serve as a supplement to other inheritance funds you may wish to leave your heirs.
Paying federal or state estate taxes: Your heirs may face an estate tax upon receiving their inheritance, depending upon the state of residence and the amount. The III suggests that life insurance benefits may be used to partially or completely offset this cost for your heirs. Consult with your life insurance provider or a financial professional for more information on your projected estate tax impact and life insurance benefit.
Charitable contributions: Life insurance policies can be created with your favorite charity as a named beneficiary, the III says. This can help ensure your philanthropic goals are met after you die, and that benefits are provided to your charity of choice — even if you don’t have a very large nest egg or estate.
Creating an estate
Providing a cash flow in retirement
Paying for college
Taking out a loan/borrowing against
Other advantages of life insurance include:
An instant estate for your loved ones at a time when funds are most needed
Death benefits that are almost always non-taxable for named beneficiaries
Avoid probate costs if you name a beneficiary other than your estate
Potentially offer your loved ones creditor protection through some life insurance plans
Build tax-advantaged capital for retirement purposes or provide liquid savings through some permanent life insurance plans
I can help you select coverage from a variety of life insurance options to meet the needs identified in your financial security plan.
Life insurance can play a vital role in your financial security plan - contact us today to find out how.
Key-man insurance helps protect your company from the unexpected death of a key person in your business. The policy is paid for by the company, and if the key person dies, the company receives financial benefits to help it remain operational.
Long-term Care, Disability
Help protect one of your most valuable assets – your income – from unexpected events through long-term care, disability and critical illness insurance.
Long-term care and disability insurance
Income is important for both current financial obligations (e.g. grocery bills and mortgage payments) and for future financial security (e.g. planning for your children’s education or for retirement). Just think what might happen if you suddenly lost your income stream through a long-term illness or disability.
Long-term care and disability insurance products help protect your ability to earn an income, which can be affected if you are afflicted by a disability or other condition.
I can help you choose the long-term care and disability insurance products that provide advantages like:
Helping maintain your financial independence, lifestyle and long-term financial security plan in the event your income is impacted by disability
Assist with paying fixed expenses for your business if you become disabled
Support the buy-out of a disabled partner’s share of a business
I can help you tailor your financial security plan so it protects your income through long-term care and disability insurance. Contact us today to find out how.
Critical illness insurance
Suffering a critical illness is distressing for both you and your family. Help ease the burden through insurance that will reduce financial stresses and can complement disability and life insurance protection needs. By helping pay for the additional expenses often associated with a critical illness or condition, insurance offers you, your family, and if applicable, your business, added financial security—so you can focus on recovery.
The advantages of critical illness insurance can include:
Coverage for up to 22 critical illnesses or conditions
An initial lump-sum benefit you can use however you wish—from making mortgage payments to seeking medical treatment outside Canada
Home-care costs during illness and recovery periods
Even if you’re not disabled from working, you may receive payment
The ability to provide a return of premium benefit (optional)
Individuals who cannot obtain disability insurance in some cases still qualify for critical illness coverage (e.g. a non-income earning spouse)
Contact us today to determine whether critical illness insurance fits into your financial security plan.
Health and dental insurance
Depending on your situation, you may or may not be covered under an employer’s group benefits plan. If not, I can help you choose a health and dental plan that can help cover out-of-pocket medical and dental expenses for you and your family. These plans are designed to provide various levels of enhanced healthcare protection, depending on your needs and the stage of life you’re in.
When designing your customize health and dental insurance package, you can choose from an array of services. Options include:
Prescription drugs, which many consider one of the most valuable forms of health coverage.
Paramedical services, ranging from the use of an ambulance to a visit to the massage therapist.
Vision care if you or your family members wear glasses or contact lenses.
Protection while on vacation or a business trip with out-of-country medical coverage.
Access to private or semi-private hospital rooms.
Dental care can include basic dental work as well as a portion of orthodontics, depending on your level of coverage.
Contact us to find out more about enhanced healthcare and dental protection for you and your loved ones.
Group health benefits
In today’s working environment, valued employees are looking for more than financial compensation. They also want an employer who supports their health, and the health of their families.
For this reason, either by itself or paired with group insurance products, consider attracting and retaining employees with group benefit plans. From traditional health and dental benefits to alternative arrangements like employee wellness programs, group auto insurance or flexible work situations, group benefits help make employees more efficient, productive, and happy. Employers also gain tax benefits, such as premiums that are deductible as a business expense in some cases.
Flexible plans offer employers and employees cost-effective, customized ways to address their needs. Choose from an array of benefits like:
Extended health and dental care coverage, which includes options like prescription drugs, paramedical services, vision care, out-of-country medical coverage, basic dental work and orthodontics
Group life insurance
Group short- and long-term disability insurance
Employee assistance and wellness programs
Alternative group benefits, such as group auto insurance or flexible work arrangements
Group critical illness coverage, to help ensure your employees can survive a critical illness
Benefits plans tailored to specialized employee groups, such as foreign or part-time workers
Contact us today to learn more about benefits products and services that fit the needs of your business.