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It’s guaranteed, lifelong protection that lets you invest and build your wealth. And it’s one of the most flexible and affordable products available that covers you for life.

There are two parts to a universal life insurance policy: insurance and investment. You choose your investments and wealth can accumulate tax-free, within limits set by the government. You can withdraw or borrow from your policy, with certain tax implications. You can also choose who to leave your money to. 

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Universal life insurance gives you access to money you’ve earned in your policy.

You can access the money as long as there’s enough remaining to cover your monthly insurance cost, as well as any cancellation charges, policy loans and market value adjustments.

Withdrawals  

  • You can make a partial withdrawal at any time.
  • Withdrawals decrease your policy’s cash value as well as your beneficiary’s payment. 
  • The minimum withdrawal is $500. 
  • The maximum depends on your policy. You pay income tax on any withdrawals you make from your policy. 

Policy loans

  • Borrow with interest from your policy’s cash value – as long as there’s enough money to cover the cost of cancelling your insurance – and eventually pay it back. 
  • Your cash value continues to grow as if you hadn’t taken out the money. 
  • The minimum loan is $500 and may be taxable. You can repay your loan at any time. 
  • The loan will be subject to a loan interest rate set by Canada Life on each policy anniversary. 

Cancelling your policy

  • You’ll receive the balance in your account, which is called the cash surrender value.
  • During the first nine years, there’s a penalty for cancelling your policy, called a surrender charge.
  • Some policies have no surrender charge.
  • You may pay income tax on what you receive, in the year you cancel your policy.

Participating life insurance can be more expensive than term and universal life insurance because of the policy’s guarantees. 

There are several variables that determine the cost of your policy. Here are a few of the main factors: 

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