Improved health often tops New Year’s resolution lists. The positive impact on well being by adopting a healthy lifestyle is obvious, but what about the financial implications if you don’t? Ask yourself: Could your clients afford to pay for the impact of an accident or serious diagnosis?

The 2013 Sun Life Canadian Health Index™ reveals some startling stats. It also illuminates the need to talk with clients about being prepared in the event of an unexpected health event, accident or a chronic health problem. We often don’t like to think about it but it could make even day-to-day activities such as bathing, feeding and dressing difficult.

Help clients be financially ready in the event of a sudden health event so they can focus on getting better—not how they’re going to pay for it.

The following infographic contains data collected for the 2013 Sun Life Canadian Health Index™ and is based on a survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid between May 10 and 24, 2013, of 2,400 Canadian adults between the ages of 18 and 80.

With health and wellness on the minds of your clients, now is a perfect time to communicate to clients the true cost of poor health and actions they can take now so that they and their loved ones are protected. This easy-to-share infographic provides an excellent opportunity to start that conversation.

2013 Sun Life Canadian Health Index™ infographic

Original source:

Will you be able to pay your health care bills? (Infographic), for BrighterLife.ca.

© Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, 2013

Originally published on Advisor.ca