Critical Illness Insurance is a plan contracted with a life insurer typically to make a lump sum cash payment if a policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy.
These policies can cover serious illnesses that can cause loss of independence, such as the main health threats of cancer, heart attack, and stroke. As well many more illnesses, the list of which we can provide as we go over the insurance planning with you.
The policy may also pay out regular income to a policyholder undergoing a surgical procedure, such as having a heart bypass operation.
The policy may require the policyholder to survive a minimum number of days from when the illness was first diagnosed (usually 30 days).
Implementing a retirement, estate, and any other form of financial plan may consist of investing in mutual funds, insurance products (such as segregated funds) and other financial instruments. Prospective investors should always obtain a copy of the offering documents in respect of each investment product (such as prospectus, information statement or folder, insurance contract, etc.), and read it carefully, including discussion of any risk factors, fees, expenses, terms, conditions and restrictions. Consult your personal tax and legal advisor before investing.