Critical Illness Insurance Plans in Canada | Archway Insurance

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The combinations of healthier lifestyles, greater health-awareness, and significant advances in medical science have resulted in making today’s health risks very different than what they were 25 years ago. The survival rates of Canadians who have suffered a life-threatening illness have improved and will continue to improve, because of these changes. Critical illness insurance can help alleviate some of the stress associated with a critical illness diagnosis, and potentially facilitate a quicker return to your lifestyle.

What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance protects you and your loved ones in the event of a life-threatening diagnosis for a serious illness. It’s designed to protect you from the financial impact of a critical illness, which often leaves you unable to work and keep earning a living.

This insurance policy pays out a one-time, tax-free benefit payment to help with immediate expenses and other bills that you wouldn’t be able to pay for when an illness prevents you from working. This helps you focus on recovery instead of worrying about paying the bills.

Additional Benefits

Depending on your critical illness insurance plan, you may also be eligible for other benefits to help you and your loved ones cope with the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. These can include:

  • Counselling and other mental health support services
  • Expert medical help, including second opinion consultations and other treatment options
  • Family support services, such as child and home care
  • Ongoing nutritional advice for long-term health.

Ask Our Brokers

At Archway Insurance, we’re a family — we understand the impact of critical illness on your loved ones. That’s why our brokers work to support you as your financial situation changes, and you’re unable to earn an income to afford medical and long-term care expenses, and sustain your lifestyle.

Our mission is to let you focus on your recovery, while we find the best critical illness insurance policies from major providers and tailor coverage options according to your needs. Trust our brokers to help you recover peacefully and ensure financial security during this difficult period.


What does critical illness insurance cover?

Critical illness insurance can provide monetary compensation if you become ill with a variety of conditions, including: Alzheimer’s disease, heart attack, stroke, cancer, severe burns, blindness, and more.

I live in Canada, why would I need health insurance?

While we as Canadians are lucky to have government health care programs available to us, they do not cover many medical treatments. Some very common treatments that are not covered are: prescriptions, paramedical services, and dental coverage.

Does disability insurance cover all disabilities?

When applying for disability insurance it is important that you review the exact structure of the plan as all disability coverages can vary. Your broker can assist you in this process and ensure that you are applying for the best suited coverage for your needs.

Why do I need disability insurance if I have access to Worker’s Compensation?

Having your own Individually owned disability insurance offers your 24/7 coverage, while Worker’s Compensation is only applicable for injuries or diseases related or caused by something related to your work. Also, in some cases, workers compensation is not sufficient to cover your day to day expenses, and an individually owned disability plan can act as a top up or supplement.


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