Best Doctors® Global Medical Care™

You’ve probably heard of Best Doctors® - widely known for medical advisory services and second opinions. Best Doctors® has been available for individuals and as an add-on for group benefit plans.

Founded by Harvard Medical School physicians in 1989, Best Doctors® operates globally from its base in Boston, affiliated with Centers of Excellence around the world. With the help of more than 53,000 medical experts, they help patients navigate the healthcare system ensuring the right decisions and the right care.

My initial opinion of their services was lukewarm: “Brilliant idea, amazing affiliations, people truly need help navigating the healthcare system. BUT…with no money accompanying their advice, the best they can do is confirm or make a diagnosis and suggest a treatment plan. Too bad, so sad: you are sick, here’s how/where to get fixed, now go find the money.”

In the absence of a financial (insurance) component, unfunded advice doesn’t go very far when sick people need expensive medical treatments.


Best Doctors® upped their game in Canada with the introduction of Best Doctors® Insurance Global Medical Care™ (GMC), a unique and comprehensive insurance product that combines expert medical advice AND money!


Coverage ranges from $500,000 to $5,000,000 with several deductible options available.

There’s no waiting period and no requirement for a doctor’s referral.

Underwritten by Lloyds of London, it provides up to $5 million of lifetime funding for the finest medical care ANYWHERE in the world, including private clinics in Canada.

Medical conditions covered range from hip and knee replacement to heart surgery and cancer treatments. Elective surgeries are covered too.

GMC provides access and pays directly for the tests, procedures, scans, specialists, medications and surgeries not available in Canada. It is not a reimbursement policy.

A healthcare ‘concierge’ schedules doctors’ appointments, arranges travel and lodging and makes life easier.

Premiums can be paid with a credit card (attention: points collectors) and you can use your Health spending account (HSA) to deduct the premium cost from income instead of paying with after-tax dollars.

This is a great  product and a perfect complement to Critical Illness Insurance (CI).

CI pays you up to $2 million if you get sick and this Best Doctors® Insurance Global Medical Care™ product pays up to $5 million (lifetime) for medical treatments and helps patients navigate the system – a powerful combination indeed.

In my opinion this is the best insurance product to come along in years…and its available now for groups with a minimum of 5 lives, including employee spouses and dependent children.

No medical evidence is required for groups of 5  or more employees.

Please be in touch to get information about Best Doctors® Insurance Global Medical Care™ or for help with your estate planning and life insurance needs.

Call us toll-free at 1-866-566-2001 or send an email to info@illnessPROTECTION.com

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

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To learn more simply fill out this form or call us at 416-364-2929 or 1-866-566-2001.

What Our Clients say

"In my position I deal with thousands of professionals and corporations annually and in the main virtually everyone is wonderful but I must tell you that there are only a few very special individuals-what I call the "good guys" in life - the real deal. I can honestly tell you from the heart that Mark Halpern is one of them and we are proud to recommend Mark to our clients, have him as a client but most important, to call him a friend."
John Danson
Cleveland Clinic Canada

"As the founder of Back Clinics of Canada I often meet patients who travel here from all over the world seeking expert advice and quality care in our clinic. I am especially grateful that Mark Halpern, CFP, is available locally to help me and my family on matters of insurance and estate planning. His objective advice and leadership in the financial services industry makes him my trusted advisor, he can do the same for you."
Dr. Ron Nusbaum
Back Clinics of Canada

"Mark has been helping me with Life Insurance and Critical Illness for over 10 years. Like most people, I find it difficult to deal with these issues and take care of them properly to make sure that my family is safe and secure in the future. My previous experience with life insurance salesmen left me feeling pretty cynical and fearful. Enter Mark Halpern - He has an amazing array of innovative products, he explains things so that you really get it, and absolutely no pressure - I kid you not. On one occasion, he even advised against purchasing a product! Look, the last thing I want to sound like is an infomercial, but for Mark, I will make an exception. Life insurance is critical and you want to deal someone who has knowledge, integrity, and compassion. Mark Halpern is the man."
Dr. L Steiner
Psy.D., Clin. Psych

"On the frontline of healthcare, I witness what happens everyday to families struck by serious illness or death. It had been a long time since my own planning was comprehensively reviewed so I called Mark knowing he had a lot of experience dealing with other healthcare professionals. He brought to my attention several areas of weakness and risk and helped choose the appropriate programs to protect me and my family. What struck me most was Mark's caring approach and professionalism. I have already started referring him to my colleagues."
Dr. Richard A. Seeley
Chief of Staff, St. Peter's Hospital
Hamilton, ON