Canadians need critical illness insurance

It’s a fact. A serious, life-altering illness strikes one in three Canadians in their lifetime.

Consider these Canadian statistics:

Cancer
• One in 2.2 men and one in 2.5 women are expected to develop cancer during their lifetime.
• Sixty-two per cent of cancer patients are expected to survive for at least five years after being diagnosed

Heart disease
• One in two men and one in three women are predicted to develop heart disease in their lifetimes
• One heart attack occurs every seven minutes
• Over 80 per cent of hospitalized heart attack patients survive

Stroke
• One stroke occurs every 10 minutes
• Eighty-five per cent of stroke patients survive

Multiple sclerosis (MS)
• Every day three people are diagnosed with MS
• MS is the most common neurological disease among the young

Alzheimer’s disease
• It is estimated that 280,000 Canadians over 65 have Alzheimer’s disease
Sources: Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (2001-2011); Canadian Cancer Society’s Steering Committee: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2009; Canadian Cancer Society, 2010; Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada 2006, Alzheimer Society of Canada, 2008

24 critical illness insured conditions (varies from companies)

Alzheimer’s Disease
Aortic Surgery
Aplastic Anaemia
Bacterial Meningitis
Benign Brain Tumour
Blindness
Coma
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Deafness
Heart Attack
Heart Valve Replacement
Kidney Failure
Life-Threatening Cancer
Loss of Limbs
Loss of Speech
Major Organ Transplant on Waiting List
Major Organ Transplant
Motor Neuron Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Occupational HIV Infection
Paralysis
Parkinson’s Disease
Severe Burns
Stroke

Benefits are payable if you are diagnosed with a critical illness insured condition as defined in your policy.

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