Canada Life Participating Life Insurance

A lifelong insurance plan that pays your beneficiary a tax-free benefit in the event of your passing. Cash value is the minimum amount of cash you have access to in your insurance coverage.

Participating Life Insurance

The best of both worlds

Build your wealth tax-free with lifelong insurance protection for your dear ones.

For your entire life

Protection that lasts a lifetime and guaranteed that your premium won’t go higher.

Cash value guaranteed

Your cash value is guaranteed to grow.

Share in the experience

You may be entitled to receive a dividend.

What is Participating Life Insurance?

A lifelong insurance plan that pays your beneficiary a tax-free benefit in the event of your passing. Cash value is the minimum amount of cash you have access to in your insurance coverage. When you access your cash value, your insurance payout is decreased. Over time, your cash value is guaranteed to grow as long as you continue to pay your premiums. Your funds are pooled in a separate account called the participating account with other policyholders. You may be entitled to receive a dividend annually.

Insurance protection for your whole life

Participating Life Insurance gives you lifelong coverage and access to cash over time.

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How does it work?

  • Regular payment of premiums will result in the growth of your policy’s cash value.

  • Your premium payments are professionally managed and go into a participating account.

  • The cash can be used to pay your taxes, expenses and other items you deem fit.

  • Based on how the participating account performs, you may receive dividends.

  • Thedividends can be used to buy more insurance or pay for your existing policy coverage.

  • Your beneficiary receives a tax-free benefit in the event of your demise.

Is this the right insurance policy for you?

  • Funding your child’s future:The cash value of your insurance policy can be accessed to pay for your child’s post-secondary education.

  • Emergency expenses:Pay off unexpected expenses like home repairs or an accident etc.

  • Leaving a lasting legacy:Help your loved ones or the charity of your choosingby giving back the money you’ve worked so hard for.

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How much does it cost?

Because of the policy guarantees, Participating Life Insurance can be more expensive than term and universal life insurance.

There are numerous factors that decide the cost of your insurance policy. beloware a few of the main coverage factors:

  • Age:If you are a young individual, permanent life insurance is cheaper.

  • Health:The cost of the policy can increase based on your family’s medical history, lifestyle, and chronic diseases.

  • Gender:The insurance cost for women is much cheaper as they live longer than men on average.

  • Occupation:The insurance coverage can be high if your job is risky.

  • Your insurance policy's cash value

    Growth is guaranteed

    Your cash value is guaranteed and grows and does not decline. The money can be accessed to use for purposes you deem fit. The only way the cash value reduces is to use the cash to take care of your financial needs.

    Flexible access

    You can access your insurance policy's cash value in various ways. From using it as collateral to pay for a third-party loan to pay for your child's education. Note: your coverage might be affected, and you also may have to pay taxes.

    Participate in your account's earnings

    If your participating account performs better than you could have expected, Canada Life may distribute dividends from these earnings. The dividends can be used in various ways, like:

    • Increasing your policy coverage, thereby increasing the cash value of the policy.

    • Decreasing or stopping your payments.

    • Taking your dividends as cash.

    Participating account investment reports

    Canadian Equity Fund (SRA) SF274

    Further information


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