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Get help managing funds of minors, disabled clients

If families are struggling with estate and trust litigation, or with assisting an incapacitated relative, they can get help.

  • By: Katie Keir
  • January 16, 2015 August 21, 2018
  • 14:00

Manulife enhances critical illness offering

Manulife Insurance has altered its Lifecheque Critical Illness offering.

  • By: Staff
  • January 12, 2015 September 10, 2018
  • 09:38

Few Canadians buy disability, LTC insurance

Most Canadians buy life insurance, but many hold off on other coverage purchases

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:08

How to insure risk junkies

Those who like adventure need special insurance

  • By: Grant Ostir
  • November 26, 2014 September 8, 2018
  • 05:59

Canadians think they need $266K in life insurance

This amount, however, varies depending on a client's personal situation, finds a BMO Insurance study.

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 09:25

Travel insurance saved Canadians $138M

The vast majority of Canadians who purchased individual travel health insurance policies had their claims paid.

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2014 August 21, 2018
  • 09:15

How Ontario can further cut auto insurance rates

The Ontario government passed Bill 15 into legislation

  • By: Staff
  • November 24, 2014 September 10, 2018
  • 10:21

Should clients have adjustable insurance policies?

Adjustable insurance policies should offer value to consumers beyond simply addressing the desire to sign up for a new policy when premiums drop.

A misconception about whole life insurance

Many advisors don’t realize that Whole Life insurance policies can be either participating (par) or non-participating (non-par).

Gift life insurance, get tax credits

As gifting insurance policies becomes more mainstream, look to add value to any clients who want to lapse policies.

How firms should account for life insurance

Using Aco. Corp as an example, we demonstrate how a firm should enter corporate-owned life insurance on its balance sheet.

An alternative asset mix may suit conservative clients

Historic low rates have made guaranteed interest accounts less attractive. But new alternatives mean investing within a universal life (UL) policy shouldn’t be written off.

How to handle policies you didn’t sell

You don’t need to have all the answers immediately

Eliminate lesser-known insurance taxes, C.D. Howe says

Provincial insurance taxation weighs on consumers

  • By: Staff
  • October 3, 2018 October 3, 2018
  • 17:11

Immediate leveraged insurance: Tips and traps

Watch out for these issues

  • By: Kevin Wark
  • September 12, 2018 September 12, 2018
  • 15:14

Coach clients through death claims

The process should start while clients are still alive

What you should know about EI benefit changes

Parents and caregivers are affected

  • By: Staff
  • November 9, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 15:08

Advise clients on insurance in unstable countries

Three experts weigh in

  • By: Allan Tong
  • April 13, 2017 September 10, 2018
  • 13:57

This advisor never thought he’d need CI coverage. Then he did

What he learned after becoming a statistic