BMO Insurance - Life Insurance
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Life is full of uncertainties, and protecting yourself and your loved ones from the unexpected is essential. That's where life and critical illness insurance come in. BMO Life Insurance offers a range of insurance plans designed to provide financial protection and peace of mind for individuals and families in Ontario, Canada.

This comprehensive guide will explore the benefits and features of BMO's life and critical illness insurance and the optional extras available to customize your coverage. Let's dive in!

Understanding Life Insurance Options

Term Life Insurance: Financial Protection for Short-Term Needs

Term life insurance is a simple and affordable form of life insurance that provides coverage for a specific period, known as the term. This type of insurance is ideal for individuals who have short-term financial obligations and want to ensure their loved ones are protected in the event of their death.

With BMO Life Insurance's Term Life Insurance plans, you can choose the coverage term that suits your needs, ranging from 10 to 30 years. Coverage amounts can range from $100,000 to $5 million, allowing you to select the appropriate level of protection for your family.

Permanent Life Insurance: Lifelong Coverage and Investment Options

If you're looking for lifelong coverage and the opportunity for potential investment growth, BMO Life Insurance's permanent life insurance options may be the right fit.

  • Whole Life Insurance: Maximizing Your Estate and Minimizing Taxes

Whole life insurance combines permanent life insurance coverage with an investment component. This policy allows you to maximize the amount you leave to your loved ones while minimizing the impact of taxes on your estate. Whole life insurance is an excellent choice if you're planning your estate and need a source of funds to cover final expenses, replace lost future income, offset taxes on your RRSP, or minimize capital gains tax on other taxable assets in your estate.

With BMO Life Insurance's Whole Life Insurance, you enjoy guaranteed premiums payable for a specified number of years or until age 100. The policy also includes a guaranteed cash value and the option to make additional payments to optimize tax-deferred growth and increase the total death benefit.

  • Universal Life Insurance: Flexibility and Tax-Deferred Growth

Universal life insurance offers permanent life insurance protection along with a tax-deferred investment component. This policy provides greater flexibility in premium payments and investment options, allowing you to customize your coverage to suit your changing financial needs.

BMO Life Insurance's Universal Life Insurance plans offer flexible premiums, tax-deferred growth potential, and a wide selection of investment options. You can choose from guaranteed interest and equity-linked investment accounts, which provide the opportunity for equity market performance and guaranteed minimum rates of return.

Understanding Critical Illness Insurance

While life insurance provides financial protection for your loved ones in the event of your death, critical illness insurance is designed to provide a lump sum cash payment if you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness. This type of insurance can help you offset the expenses often accompanying a severe health condition.

BMO Insurance's Critical Illness Insurance plans cover a range of life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer, stroke, heart attack, blindness, deafness, and loss of limbs. The plans offer a choice of coverage terms, such as ten years, 20 years, "to age 75," or "to age 100," providing flexibility to meet your specific needs.

Optional Extras for Enhanced Coverage

BMO Life Insurance offers a variety of optional extras, also known as riders, that can be added to your life or critical illness insurance policy to enhance your coverage. These optional extras provide additional benefits and customization options for your insurance plan.

  1. Term Insurance Rider: Provides coverage for a specific number of years, allowing you to tailor your coverage to a particular period of financial vulnerability.
  2. Accidental Death Rider: Offers additional coverage in the event of death resulting from an accident, providing extra financial security for your loved ones.
  3. Waiver of Premium Rider: This policy covers your premium payments or a specified amount if you become totally disabled, ensuring your coverage remains in force even if you cannot work.
  4. Children's Term Insurance Rider: Provides term life insurance coverage for your children, offering additional protection for their future financial security.
  5. Critical Illness Benefit Rider: Allows you to add critical illness coverage to your life insurance policy, providing a lump sum benefit if you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness.
  6. Business Guaranteed Insurability Option: Ideal for business owners, this rider allows you to secure the ability to purchase additional life insurance protection in the future, ensuring your coverage keeps pace with your business's growth.

Additional Benefits: BMO Insurance Health AdvocateTM Plan

In addition to the comprehensive coverage provided by BMO Insurance's life and critical illness insurance plans, policyholders also have access to the BMO Insurance Health AdvocateTM Plan. This industry-leading assistance service offers a wide range of support services at no additional cost, providing you and your loved ones with added peace of mind.

The BMO Insurance Health AdvocateTM Plan provides access to innovative and comprehensive assistance services, such as telemedicine consultations, mental health support, and wellness resources. These services support your overall well-being and guide you during challenging times.


Life and critical illness insurance are essential components of a comprehensive financial plan, providing the financial protection and peace of mind you and your loved ones deserve. BMO Life Insurance offers a range of life and critical illness insurance options tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals and families in Ontario, Canada. Whether you're looking for short-term coverage, lifelong protection, or critical illness benefits, BMO Life Insurance has a solution. By choosing BMO Life Insurance, you can know your financial future is safe. Take the first step towards securing your future by exploring the various insurance options BMO Life Insurance offers today!

*Insurance issued by BMO Life Assurance Company. Full details, terms, and conditions are available upon request. Insurance benefits are tax-free payments.

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