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Canada’s Life Settlements Market – In the News

Ontario proposal would open life insurance to secondary market

Investment Executive

A private member’s bill that would permit Ontarians to sell their life insurance policies to a third party has once again put the controversial issue of life settlement transactions before lawmakers, and the industry is pushing back.

Life settlements’ can help vulnerable seniors get needed cash from their insurance policies

Toronto Star

About three years ago, Morris and Ruth Adams were running out of money. The Toronto couple — he was then 91 and she was 89 — had spent close to $300,000 over eight years to pay for private caregiving services for Ruth.. View Online (Subscribers Only)

‘I believe so firmly in this that I’ve taken a stand’

Life | Health Professional

In its newest pre-budget submission to Ontario, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) urged the government to reject Bill 219, a bill that seeks to modernize the province’s Insurance Act by amending Section 115.

 

Ask The Experts: Life Settlements and Bill 219

Newstalk 1010

Paul Tyers and Ian Grant discussed Ontario’s life settlement industry and Bill 219. This bill has already passed second reading in Ontario’s legislature and would modify the insurance act to allow consumers the option to sell or borrow against unwanted policies instead of letting them lapse.

Life Settlement Companies Seek Legislative Validation

The Insurance and Investment Journal

When aging clients find themselves holding an in-force, life insurance policy that they no longer need or can afford, they may believe that letting the policy lapse is the only course of action available to them. However, obtaining a life loan or life settlement may be a viable alternative to letting their policies lapse…

Life Settlements: Ask the Experts

NewsTalk 1010

Ask The Experts with Iain Grant is an opportunity for you to talk directly to the movers and shakers. In this episode he and Paul Tyers discuss the life Settlements Market in Canada.

A 91-Year-Old’s Fight to Take Care of His Wife — By Legalizing Life Settlements

The Street

Morris Adams is worried about running out of money to pay his wife’s caretakers so she can remain at home. His wife, Ruth, suffers from depression and some dementia, and he has  paid for aides to assist her for the past eight years…

 

Thawing of Canadian Life Settlement Market – Pro Consumer Developments for Canadian Policyholders – Finally

(LISA) Life Insurance Settlement Association
While Canadian snowbirds are soaking up the sunshine and warmth in the southern US, many can’t help but notice the availability of products in the south which they can’t get in the north.  Life settlements are a financial solution that Canadians see advertised on U.S. television and radio stations etc., yet they rarely hear about in Canada…

Pat Foran: Life Settlements good option for seniors

CTV News – Consumer Report

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