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Life Insurance Windsor: Intro

Life InsuranceWelcome to your Life Insurance Guide for Windsor, Ontario. This page will give you an idea of Life Insurance Premiums people choose to pay in Ontario and across other provinces, will inform about key factors that impact your Life Insurance Rates, and share some savings opportunities when choosing Life Insurance.

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How Much Do Others Choose to Pay for Life Insurance in ON and in Canada

The chart shows a comparison of term life and universal life insurance premiums that consumers pay for Life Insurance in Canada. Please consider that though these are are self-reported data, we found out that many consumers in Windsor are underinsured. Life Insurance premiums will also strongly depend on number of factors – these are average premiums.

Overall there are several important questions to answer before choosing Life Insurance:

  • How much coverage (e.g. $100,000 or $$2,000,000) do I need and how long (e.g. for the next 25 years to insure my mortgage vs till end of my life to ensure that my family is safe)?
  • What type of life insurance product do I need (e.g. Term Life, Whole Life, Universal Life etc)?
  • What provider should I choose?

When you are getting a quote with us, we not only calculate the best rate for you based on your needs but also give an opportunity to speak with an experienced adviser who can answer all your questions, address your concerns and explain all insurance details.

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How Do Different Aspects Impact Your Life Insurance Rates?

#AspectRate Impact#AspectRate Impact
1SmokingIncrease of 200%5Your Depression HistoryIncrease of 50 - 200%
2DrinkingIncrease of 50%6Your Physical BuildDecrease of 25% to Increase of 200%
3Your Family HistoryIncrease of 50 - 250%7Your Driving RecordIncrease of 25% to 50%
4Your Medical HistoryExcludes coverage for some deseases8Your GenderDecrease of 25% for Women

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How Can You Save on Life Insurance?

  • Member of something? Some insurers reward it: Are you a member of a professional organization (e.g. Certified Management Accountants of Canada or The Air Canada Pilots Association)? Then some insurance companies will offer you a discount.
  • Avoid insurance agents: Insurance agent is not equal to insurance broker. Agents typically work for one company only and can offer only products of this company. That does not leave too many options.
  • Say no to guaranteed issue life policy: People with good health do not need a guaranteed issue life insurance policy (these are policies that do not require a medical exam but they cost more) – do a health check / exam and enjoy lower life insurance premiums.
  • Insurance type matters: Term insurance products have lower than initial premiums than Whole Life or Universal Life. So, if you are looking to maximize your initial coverage, choose Term.
  • Smoking impacts your health and insurance rates: Stop smoking well in advance (at least a year) before applying for a policy – otherwise your premiums will double. Like cigars? Well, many life insurance companies consider smoking more than 1 cigar per month and you won’t be able to get non-smoker rates.
  • Family history: Having a healthy family without any serious diseases lowers your life insurance premiums as you are less likely to face a critical illness. Known serious issues in your family’s medical history can increase the premiums by 50% to 250%.
  • Rounding mathematics matters: If you decide to buy a life insurance policy, make sure that your age rounds down and not up, i.e. if you are going to be 30 years old on December 31, buy the policy in the first 6 months of the year where your age is still rounded down to 29 and not 30.
  • Got in shape recently? Cash out!: If you already have a life insurance policy and got in shape compared to your state when you signed up for a policy (e.g. spending hours in a gym), you can request a review of your life insurance premiums.
  • Interested in more saving tips for Life Insurance? Get an insurance quote below and connect with an experienced insurance professional to get more tips.

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Life Insurance Regulation Body in Ontario

Similar to other provinces there is s regulation body in Ontario that regulates life insurance matters, Financial Services Commision of Ontario (FSCO). It licenses and regulates insurers in the province of Ontario to ensure they comply with the law.

Link: Financial Services Commission of Ontario

ribo-logoThere is also another regulatory body for Insurance in Ontario. The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) is the self-regulatory body for insurance brokers in Ontario. RIBO regulates the licensing, professional competence, ethical conduct, and insurance related financial obligations of all independent general insurance brokers in the province.

Link: The Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO)

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