Take the Critical Uncovered Quiz

Find out if you’re prepared for a critical illness, and how you compare to the average Canadian.
The results may surprise you.

 
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What’s your current family status?

Please select an option
 
Single,
no children

 
Couple,
no children

 
Single,
with children

 
Couple,
with children

Which of the following financial situations would worry you if you became critically ill?
(Choose all that apply)

Please select at least one option
 
Losing my home or needing to relocate/downsize

 
Lost income because I can’t work

 
Lower long-term income because I can’t return to my old job

 
Difficulty paying for medical treatments or prescription drugs

 
Postpone retirement or return to work if I’m already retired

 
Difficulty paying everyday living expenses
(food, electricity bills, etc.)

 
Difficulty paying my mortgage or rent

 
None of the above

If you or your partner became critically ill, how worried would you be about the following situations?

Please answer all questions
Being a burden to my family or friends
Unable to live life to the fullest


Unable to live at home
Taking care of my children’s everyday needs – for example, cooking meals or supervising homework
Having my children see me sick
Unable to spend quality time with my children

How would you cope financially if you became critically ill? (choose all that apply)

Please select at least one option
 
My/my partner’s disability insurance would cover my needs

 
I’d go into debt

 
My/my partner’s critical illness insurance would cover my needs

 
My partner or loved one would support me

 
I’d have to use some or all of my/my partner’s savings

 
I’d have to cut back on expenses
(e.g. fewer meals at restaurants)

 
I/my partner would have to delay retirement or return to work if already retired

 
The government will cover my/my family’s needs

 
I’d have to sell my house, downsize or move somewhere with lower rent

 
None of the above

Which of the following statements are true?

Please answer all questions
1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women get heart disease in their lifetime
90% of hospitalized heart attack patients survive the event
2 in 5 Canadians develop cancer during their lifetime
60% of Canadian cancer survivors live five years or more
Each year there are approximately 50,000 strokes in Canada
85% of Canadians survive their first stroke*

If you experience a critical illness, there’ll likely be unexpected costs. Which of the following expenses do you think your public health plan will cover? (Choose all that apply)

Please select at least one option
 
Medical treatment
(including drugs and medication, excluding hospitalization)

 
Hospitalization

 
Living expenses
(e.g. food, transportation, etc., excluding housing costs)

 
Healthcare services
(e.g. nursing assistance, physiotherapy, etc.)

 
Mortgage/housing costs

 
Medical equipment
(e.g. wheelchair, prosthetic limbs, etc.)

 
None of the above

Do you believe critical illness insurance and disability insurance are the same or different?

Please select an answer

How prepared are you for a critical illness?

 

You have more knowledge and fewer worries about a critical illness than 99% of Canadians. As prepared as you are for a critical illness, you may want to confirm your financial needs are covered if you or a family member became critically ill. Your advisor can review your insurance needs – and whether they’ve changed – and ensure you have the right coverage.

 

You have more knowledge and fewer worries about a critical illness than 99% of Canadians. As prepared as you are for a critical illness, you may want to confirm your financial needs are covered if you or a family member became critically ill. Your advisor can review your insurance needs – and whether they’ve changed – and ensure you have the right coverage.

 

Many Canadians have more worries about a critical illness than you do. Perhaps you lead a healthy lifestyle or have health coverage through your work. However, will you have enough protection if the unexpected happens?

 

Many Canadians have more worries about a critical illness than you do. Perhaps you lead a healthy lifestyle or have health coverage through your work. However, will you have enough protection if the unexpected happens?

 

9 in 10 Canadians worry about the same things. Now’s a good time to see how critical illness insurance could help protect you and your family.

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