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A disability policy owned by your company can provide a monthly payment. It can help keep your business running smoothly and cover expenses if an illness or injury keeps you from working.

While a disability can often be visible to the naked eye, not all disabilities are so easily recognized. Chronic pain or a mental health issue can also qualify as a disability. 

Whether you’re a small business or well established, there’s a plan that can help protect your company.

Business overhead expense

Protect key people

Fund a buy/sell agreement

When does it provide benefits?

If you become totally disabled

If a key employee becomes disabled

If you or your partner become disabled

Who is it best for?

Any business owners with monthly expenses

If you or another person drives the business

Owners of privately-held businesses

How long does the coverage last?

Monthly payments for 1 or 2 years

Payments stop once you’re able to work 

Monthly payments for 1 year

Payments stop once you’re able to work

Single lump sum payment

Must satisfy waiting period of 1 or 2 years 

What are the benefits?

  • Focus on recovery

  • Retain valued staff 

  • Pay ongoing expenses

  • Avoid disruptions to your business 

  • Provide a source of income for a key employee while they’re disabled.

  • Protect the business from lost sales, increased expenses or high replacement costs when a key employee is totally disabled.

  • Provide funds to purchase the shares or ownership interest of a totally disabled shareholder or partner

  • Fixed expense protection  

  • Reassure suppliers and creditors

  • Fund a disability buy/sell agreement 

  • Helps reduce potential resentment among shareholders or partners

Depending on your situation you may need only critical illness and disability insurance but there are many times when you need both to fully protect yourself. 

Critical illness and disability insurance work together to help reduce the impact of disability or serious illness. 

Critical illness insurance
Disability insurance

Payment type?

Tax-free, one-time payout

Monthly income replacement

When do you receive the payment?

If you’re diagnosed with a covered condition

If you can’t work because of injury or illness

Do you have to wait?

No waiting period in certain cases

Usually will have to wait

How long does your coverage last?

Coverage for life

Ends at age 65

Ideal for?

A large sum that you can do what you want like paying medical expenses, mortgage and pay off debt

Covering monthly expenses

Canada Life has been paying claims for 150 years. Work with one of our trusted advisors to help build a plan for you.