Life Insurance

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Life is precious, protect it.

Protect yourself, your family, and loved ones. Bauld Insurance offers Life Insurance for our clients who live in Nova Scotia.  Our Life Insurance Advisor specializes in all things related to life insurance coverages.

A Better Way to Insure Your Mortgage

If you live in Nova Scotia, before you say yes to bank or lender mortgage insurance, consider a better option. Our Life Insurance Advisor will sort out a life insurance policy designed to protect you and your loved ones – not your bank or mortgage company.

Protecting your mortgage with Life Insurance from Bauld Insurance is a far better solution for you versus mortgage insurance offered by banks and other lenders.  Here’s why!

Life Insurance from Bauld Insurance

  1. Choose the life insurance coverage amount you want. This amount does not decrease as the mortgage is reduced.
  2. Flexible: upon death, a life insurance benefit goes directly to your beneficiaries who decide how to best use the money.
  3. Fully portable: a life insurance policy is transferable to any house and coverage can be renewed and kept beyond the mortgage term.
  4. Life Insurance coverage can be renewed and kept beyond the term of the mortgage
  5. 30-day grace period for missed premium payments.
  6. You are qualified and approved for life insurance coverage at the time of application. Once approved, your death benefit is guaranteed.

Mortgage Insurance from a bank or lender

  1. Coverage cannot be altered or renewed and ends when the mortgage is paid off or the term ends.
  2. Inflexible: Upon death, the benefit goes directly to pay off the mortgage, it cannot be used for any outside expense.
  3. Not portable: lender offered mortgage insurance runs out when your house is sold.
  4. Coverage decreases as the mortgage amount decreases but your premium does not decrease.
  5. A missed mortgage payment often means lost coverage.
  6. Qualified and approved for coverage at the time of claim. The death benefit is not guaranteed at the time of death.

A customized Life Insurance policy just for you

With our Life Insurance Advisor’s experience and specialization in all things life insurance, you will get the right policy and coverages to ensure you are well protected.

Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance is designed to provide income if you sustain a serious illness or injury. It allows you and your family to maintain your lifestyle during a difficult period.

Statistics show that people with disability injuries lasting more than 90 days are more likely to become long-term disabled than to die prematurely.

  • Monthly non-taxable benefits are paid to replace your lost income.
  • Your group benefits may not be adequate over the long term.
  • Many group benefit plans only replace about half of your net income.

Critical Illness Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance is an often overlooked aspect of personal protection. Yet without coverage, you may be seriously vulnerable with limited resources to pay for costs.

Clients with Critical Illness Insurance receive a tax-free, lump-sum benefit after satisfying the waiting period (30 days in most cases)

  • Coverage is provided if you are diagnosed with one of 24 critical illnesses.
  • In the event of a non-life-threatening illness, clients receive a partial benefit.
  • Some policies provide a monthly Care Benefit if you need long-term care.

The Bauld Process

When you engage Bauld Insurance for your Life Insurance needs, you will appreciate our Life Insurance Advisor’s experience and depth of knowledge.

Frequently Asked Questions – Life Insurance

  1. Should I cover my mortgage liability with life insurance or with mortgage insurance from my bank?

    Well-informed financial advisors do not recommend buying mortgage insurance from your bank or mortgage lender. Life Insurance is a better option and here are a few reasons why.

    • The payout from mortgage protection insurance shrinks with your mortgage’s declining principal balance. Life insurance does not shrink over the term of the policy.
    • With mortgage insurance, you may find out when you file a claim that you aren’t actually eligible for coverage as you were never officially underwritten medically. This risk is eliminated with life insurance.
    • With life insurance, if you switch mortgage lenders you won’t have to worry about canceling your existing mortgage insurance and re-qualifying with the new mortgage lender.
  2. Should I lock in my life insurance rates for 10 or 20 Years?

    Although it is cheaper to go with a 10-year term, by design this assumes you won’t require life insurance after 10 years.  In addition, after 10 years your health may have declined and you may not get another well-priced 10-year term policy.

    So there is a cost-saving going with a 10-year term policy, however, you are taking on an additional risk that you will still be healthy in 10 years.

  3. What are the odds of a person experiencing a disability?

    • If seriously injured, a 35-year-old has a 50% chance of a disability lasting 90 days or longer.
    • 1 in 4 Canadians will contract heart disease
    • Of those diagnosed with heart disease, 1 in 2 are under the age of 65.
  4. Here are some critical illness survival rates and costs.

    • Today, the likelihood of a Canadian surviving at least five years after a cancer diagnosis is 63%.
    • More than 90% of Canadians who experience a heart attack and more than 80% who experience a stroke will survive after hospitalization.
    • The annual out-of-pocket costs for newer cancer drugs are approximately $13,000.

Be Well Protected.

Christina Wyatt, Bauld Insurance

Christina Wyatt is our Managing Advisor – Life Insurance Division.  She is a specialist in Life Insurance and has all the experience to ensure you are well protected. Request a quote today!