Sometimes, medical tests done for underwriting purposes point to a potential health or mortality concern, even when the client has received a clean bill of health from their attending physician. This can result in the client being offered a ‘rated’ life insurance policy or being categorically declined coverage altogether even though the client reports, “But my doctor says I’m fine!” Continue reading “But My Doctor Says I’m Fine”
With countless misleading rules of thumb on the internet, it can be confusing for clients to know what to expect in terms of how much coverage their family requires. Continue reading “Debunking Life Insurance’s Rules of Thumb”
Although the answers to basic life insurance questions may be clear to us, some clients will appreciate a simple explanation of what it all means. Helping your client gain a better understanding of what life insurance is can be a great way to start a conversation about why it is so important.
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Bringing the right blend of expertise and creativity to earn the opportunity to put your client’s insurance plan together is half your challenge. The other half is knowing who to have on your team to help you make a good insurance plan even better. Your secret weapon: advanced underwriting experts who help you move your large cases from access to assessment to advice. Underwriting impacts the sale and having sound advice will help get you and your client to a great solution faster.
Do you have clients looking to make the most of their savings in retirement with their married or common-law spouse? The trick here is not knowing to save, but knowing how to save. Which accounts make sense?
What is the better long-term tactic for your client, TFSA or RRSP? Well, unfortunately, like all things in life, it’s not quite that simple.
Underwriting for older lives remains a challenge and cognitive decline is the hardship most often seen among our aging population and client base. Asking the right questions and looking at emerging data continue to be underwriting cornerstones.
Alcohol use varies greatly among insurance applicants as does the impact on health and mortality. In North America, almost 100,000 deaths annually are attributed to alcohol and the cost is in excess of $250 billion*. How much is too much is a perennial question and current thinking pegs healthy drinking at less than 14 drinks per week and less than 4 drinks in a single day. For women and adults 65 and older, 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 a day are recommended.
Do you have clients who are business owners yet don’t have the right insurance plan in place because they are so focused on trying to build their business? They may not be aware that business insurance can help mitigate risks and provide opportunity when it comes to growing their business.
In May 2017, the Canadian parliament passed the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA) – formerly known as Bill S-201 – that precludes, under certain conditions, the insurance industry’s ability to use genetic tests for underwriting. The GNA, an Act to prohibit and prevent discrimination, states that genetic test information can no longer be requested or used in rendering underwriting decisions.