Disability Insurance

Your ability to earn income is your most valuable asset. Disability insurance is designed to protect you from a possible loss of income. What’s the possibility of this happening? Below are some statistics on disabilities occurring at different life stages.

Chances of becoming disabled for 3 months or longer before age 65*

%
Age
58%
25
54%
30
50%
35
48%
40
40%
45
30%
50
23%
55

* Derived from 1985 Commissioners Individual Disability Table A.

Why should you consider personal disability insurance?

  • Worker’s Compensation only covers work related accidents.
  • Unemployment insurance only covers 15 weeks.
  • Canada Pension Plan: Are you comfortable relying on the government for a benefit that can change?
  • Group and association coverage can fill a valuable role in long-term disability protection.

However, the benefit may be limited by the definition of disability and coverage amount.
Remember, a custom designed individual disability plan will provide you with guaranteed coverage and guaranteed premiums.

Disability rate by age and sex, Canada, 2011

Prevalence of disability among adults aged 15 years and over, by type of disability and sex, Canada, 2011

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