Recent extras

Welcome to our Extra section, where you will find complementary articles of our printed issues. Feel free to browse through our articles in search of complementary informations on insurance and investment topics.

  • Manulife and Sun Life show renewed interest in segregated fund market

    Segregated funds had been sidelined for awhile, but two of the largest lifecos – Manulife Financial and Sun Life – now aim to step up sales of these investment vehicles.

  • Canada Protection Plan launches hybrid life insurance

    On March 25, Canada protection Plan will be expanding its simplified product line, increasing its range of term products and offering a product that straddles simplified underwriting and complete medical underwriting.

  • Lifecheque premium cuts in detail

    This summary breaks down the decreases that Manulife Financial made to its critical illness insurance product Lifecheque on January 26. Here is the company’s summary by category of the average rate changes, shown as a percentage. Base + ROPD + ROPS with age bands Age Band 20-34 years 35-49 years […]

  • Empire Life revitalizes GWB product

    After having closed its guaranteed withdrawal product Class Plus 2.0 to new sales on Oct. 31, Empire Life launched version 2.1 on November 3. The current economic environment compelled the insurer to make some changes, Drew Wallace, president and CEO of Empire Life Investments, told The Insurance and Investment Journal.

  • Ebola: West Africa risk costs could rise

    The average Canadian’s exposure to Ebola virus disease (EVD), will likely be limited to the images, sometimes frightening images, of caretakers dressed in full protective quarantine suits, comforting infected infants, or managing burials in countries where 70% of those who contract the illness will die.

  • Critical illness insurance hobbled by price hikes

    Sales of critical illness permanent and limited products suffered major setbacks in the first quarter, induced by earlier price hikes.