Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.

Industry Fact Sheets


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Assets and Investments

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The Canadian life and health insurance sector is a major component of Canada's financial services industry. The strength and soundness of the sector has received accolades from international bodies like the World Economic Forum (WEF) as well as from our own and foreign governments -   this, in spite of the recent global financial crisis.
Posted on: 25/10/2013

Industry Overview - A Canadian Success Story

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Through a wide range of products and services, the life and health insurance industry helps Canadians to protect themselves and their families against the financial risks of premature death, illness and retirement.
Posted on: 25/10/2013

International

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The Canadian life and health insurance industry is an international success story for Canada. The industry runs a trade surplus with the rest of the world as Canadian companies sell more life insurance products abroad than their foreign-owned counterparts do in Canada.
Posted on: 25/10/2013

Retirement Savings

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The Canadian life and health insurance industry administers more than 70 per cent of pensions plans for Canada’s small and medium-sized businesses and the vast majority of group RRSPs
Posted on: 25/10/2013

Segregated Funds: Quick Facts

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Segregated funds are unique financial assets available only through life insurance companies. They are called "segregated funds" because life insurers hold them separate from the general assets of the company.
Posted on: 25/10/2013

ABOUT THE CANADIAN LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY -- Its performance and operations

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With assets of almost $571 billion in Canada, minimal exposure to distressed asset classes and a comparably more robust Canadian market than elsewhere in the world, Canada's life and health insurers rank among the strongest financially both nationally and internationally, and are well positioned to meet their obligations to their policyholders.
Posted on: 25/10/2013

Corporate Social Responsibility, Charitable Giving and Community Involvement

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Canadian life insurers make significant charitable donations and sponsorships to support a broad range of initiatives, particularly in the areas of health and wellness, education, arts and culture, social services and disaster relief.
Posted on: 23/05/2013

About Toronto’s Life & Health Insurance Industry

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The life and health insurance industry contributes to the financial well-being of more than 26 million Canadians, with 4.3 million in the Toronto Region, by providing a wide range of financial security products such as individual and group life insurance, annuities, pensions, RRSPs, RRIFs, disability income and supplementary health insurance.
Posted on: 29/02/2012

Pandemic Preparedness

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The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA), is taking the necessary steps to ensure that it is in a position to continue to provide its members with essential services during a pandemic. In addition, the Association is implementing a number of mechanisms to be able to keep the public informed about pandemic-related decisions and actions taken by the industry that would have an impact on policyholders.
Posted on: 12/11/2009