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Publicly funded LTC insurance could address eldercare costs: NIA

A study of programs in other countries provides insights for Canada, the National Institute on Ageing says

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Considerations when selling insurance to the gig economy

One in 10 Canadians, many lacking employer-sponsored disability coverage, work in the gig economy

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Manulife partners with Cleveland Clinic Canada

The collaboration aims to promote better health outcomes within group benefits

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2023 January 26, 2023
  • 12:39
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Nicola Wealth buys Levine Financial Group

Toronto-based firm provides insurance products and services to doctor clients

  • By: Staff
  • November 8, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 11:11
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Manulife discontinues disability products for business owners

The insurer will stop accepting new business for four non-cancellable disability products as of Sept. 30

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Sun Life buying U.S. dental benefits company DentaQuest for $3.1 billion

The acquisition will more than double the size of Sun Life's U.S. employee benefits business by revenue

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Canada’s warming may hurt access to insurance: DBRS

Increasingly severe weather may lead to pullback in coverage as losses rise


Outlook for reinsurers improves post-pandemic

Rising prices, economic recovery support sector’s earnings

  • By: Staff
  • September 7, 2021 September 7, 2021
  • 14:44

ALDAs: to buy or not to buy

A breakdown of who benefits from the federal government’s proposed annuity

  • By: Jim Otar
  • February 7, 2020 June 30, 2023
  • 09:30

Disputing when critical illness insurance is payable

Former cabinet minister John Manley lost a case contesting a policy's "triggering event"

Health insurance concept.

Snowbirds file legal challenge against OHIP cuts

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Ontarians no longer have out-of-country health insurance from the province

Pensioners, friends sitting in the park and resting - concept of a retirement age

CLHIA calls on feds to allow annuities within TFSAs

The industry trade group wants access to the savings vehicles expanded

RBC Insurance introduces rider for compassionate care

The rider pays a monthly benefit to allow for time away from work

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2019 January 16, 2019
  • 13:58
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What you should know about EI benefit changes

Parents and caregivers are affected

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 15:08

Advise clients on insurance in unstable countries

Three experts weigh in

  • By: Allan Tong
  • April 13, 2017 October 26, 2018
  • 13:57

This advisor never thought he’d need CI coverage. Then he did

What he learned after becoming a statistic

First estimate of Fort Mac losses as high as $45 million

The initial estimate from the wildfire is $35 million to $45 million

When missing jewellery reappears

Look a little harder before filing a claim

Overcome objections to Critical Illness offers

Word of mouth tells me that around 5% of all CI offers are actually taken. Why?

Canadians to travel more, says survey

Nearly one-third of Canadians travel more now than they did five years ago.

  • By: Staff
  • November 30, 2015 October 9, 2018
  • 10:30

Providing benefits is a significant cost for employers

The average cost of providing benefits for employees is $8,330, finds a Conference Board of Canada survey.

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:02

Lower car insurance rates coming for Ontarians

The Ontario government says auto insurers must give discounts to drivers who use winter tires.

  • By: Staff
  • April 24, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 10:04

Manulife enhances critical illness offering

Manulife Insurance has altered its Lifecheque Critical Illness offering.

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 09:38

Few Canadians buy disability, LTC insurance

Most Canadians buy life insurance, but many hold off on other coverage purchases

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:08

How Ontario can further cut auto insurance rates

The Ontario government passed Bill 15 into legislation

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:21