Critical Illness Insurance

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An integral part of a comprehensive benefits plan

Everyone knows someone who has suffered a serious illness. As public awareness of critical illness has grown, employers and employees are recognizing the value of adding this insurance to their group benefit programs.

A benefits plan plays a critical role in enhancing employees' well-being and building loyalty. Critical illness insurance is not intended to replace other benefits - it is designed to complement them.

Offering CI as part of a benefits plan can help employees protect themselves and their families if they should face a serious illness. They will be better able to access the medical treatment they need and to focus on their recovery without worrying about the financial burden. Employers benefit from improved employee loyalty and productivity and enhanced recognition as an employer of choice.

Giving employees more

There may be a misconception among employers and employees that additional coverage is not necessary given the benefits they already have. However, not all critical illnesses result in a disability claim, nor do all of the costs associated with a serious illness qualify for health benefits. CI can provide an added level of security to help fill any gaps in an overall financial protection plan.

Critical Illness insurance complements disability, life, and health benefits. If employees should suffer a covered illness, they would be paid a one-time, lump sum benefit following a specified survival period and approval of their claim. The benefit is paid regardless of whether they are able to work or what expenses they have incurred. Employees collect the full amount even if they make a full recovery. And, they can use the money any way they want - to seek other treatment, buy specialized equipment or pay down their mortgage.

If your group plan has more than 50 members, our proprietary program may allow us to implement illnessPROTECTION at no additional cost.

Our group plan experts currently help more than 1,500 companies across Canada, managing combined premiums in excess of $250 million.

The sheer volume of our group business will save money for your company immediately without changing your current benefits provider. We can help your company too - please contact us today for your no-obligation consultation.

Our benefits specialists now manage over 1500 groups across Canada with combined
annual premium of more than $250 Million

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What Our Clients say

"I called Mark after hearing his radio advertisements on 680 News. What struck me about these ads were they had a very clear message and were direct and to the point. Over the past few years, I had encountered my share of challenges in trying to obtain the right level of life insurance for myself and my family; and after listening to these ads a few times while driving in to work I thought that Mark might be able to help.
I was right. When we met, my wife and I found him courteous, well-informed, and well-organized. The very thorough planning process he took us through at our first meeting helped us identify areas of weakness that needed to be fixed. He was very well versed in all the different kinds of life insurance policies that were available; and given the rather limited knowledge my wife and I had in this area, we learned much from that first meeting.
He also inspired trust. This was important to us - as I am sure it is to most people - in view of all the personal financial information that needed to be shared with him during the planning process.
In short, Mark was successful in getting us the life insurance we needed; and for this, we will be forever grateful. It was also a pleasure doing business with someone as persistent, helpful, knowledgeable, and customer-friendly as Mark; and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending him to anyone who is in the market for life insurance.
Thank you, Mark, for your help."
Govind Menon
Senior Portfolio Manager
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

"My business is preparing Canadian Chartered Accountants to pass the American CPA exams. This requires providing candidates with an organized program and the necessary tools to be successful. Mark Halpern organized my estate planning and provided me with the advice necessary to properly protect my family. He educated me as to exactly what my young family's needs were. Mark worked closely with me to ensure that all of the necessary decisions were made on a timely basis. The process was very efficient. I highly recommend Mark to busy professionals who want one-stop shopping for all of their estate planning needs."
Aubrey Glazman, CA, LLB, MBA, CPA, ABV, CBV, CFE
President
U.S. CPA Success

"I called Mark after hearing him many times on the radio. Operating a growing family business in building restoration and expecting my first child soon got me thinking about how I must take care of myself. Even more so, my father passed away last year and I wanted to make sure that my family and business would survive if I got sick or died. Meeting with Mark was a definite eye opener in terms of my position in life now and in the future. He helped me evaluate all of the potential problems that could come up and provided me with the right solutions that I needed to take care of any unforeseen problems. He organized our group health benefits, mortgage financing and got us started with RESP's. He is now looking after all of our insurance protection programs. The experience was simple and smooth. Working with Mark was a truly educational experience."
Jason Gheda
President
SST Group of Construction Companies Limited

"I was really surprised to discover Mark was so much more than illnessPROTECTION.com. He looked at all of my insurance and family matters in a global manner. I found out that Critical illness insurance is only a small part of a bigger picture to live safely and comfortably. I feel much better knowing that someone who cares looks after my entire needs. Working with Mark was easy and a very pleasant experience. "
Dr. Kenneth G. Schafer, D.D.S,
Certified Endodonist