For Consultations
Call us at : 1 866 298 9556
Email :
Services available at Greater Toronto Area

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between term insurance and whole life insurance?
Term insurance is temporary insurance for temporary needs such as mortgage insurance, dependency period, and outstanding debts. It usually expires at age 70 or 75. Premiums increase at the end of the term

e.g. A Term 5 Insurance Policy; premium would increase every 5 years according to your age at that time.

Permanent Life Insurance premiums remain level throughout your life and there is no expiry date. Because of the level premium throughout you pay higher premiums in the early years to offset higher premiums required to pay for the policy as you get older. The excess premium forms a pool of money “policy reserve” which is invested by the insurance company. If the insurance company does well you receive dividends which can be used to purchase term insurance, offset premiums, and other options.

If I became disabled which gov't programs would pay me a disability pension?
Canada Pension Plan – You must be disabled according to CPP legislation in order to receive benefits and there is a 3 month waiting period. The disability must be physical or mental, severe and prolonged.

Severe – inability to pursue any substantially gainful employment. Prolonged – indefinite or likely to result in death.

Employment Insurance – Benefits are paid as a percentage of your weekly insurable earnings to a set maximum. E.g. 57% of the weekly insurable maximum or your regular earnings. There is a 2-week waiting period and is paid for a maximum of 120 days. EI is 2nd payor therefore if you receive benefits from any source of employment or group insurance benefits, pension income or compensation for an accident premiums are reduced $ for $.

Workers Compensation – Provides benefits for work-related disabilities only.

Are my investments protected from creditors?
If your money is invested with an insurance company your creditors cannot seize your investments, providing you name a dependant as your beneficiary.

Why should I invest in an RESP (Registered Education Savings Plan)?
With the Canada Education Savings Grant, the government will add 20% to annual contributions up to $2000, for a maximum grant of $400 per year per eligible beneficiary. RESPs grow tax-free and earnings are taxed in the beneficiary's hands when withdrawn, and since students usually have little or no income, they will owe little or no tax.

If my employer does offer an employee benefit plan, can I get a personal benefit plan?
Many of our partners have personal benefit plans to suit everyone's needs.

Why are you asking me about my age and gender?
Calculating quotes for your compulsory insurance coverage is a two-part process. The first, is calculating your quote under the new rate grid where age and gender are not required. The second part is calculating your quote using the existing underwriting rules of the insurers. For this, age and gender are necessary.

Once both versions are calculated, the lower of the two premiums is the one included in your total quote.


Sourabh Chadha

Financial Advisor