Critical Illness Stats.

  • Of 10 Healthy male adults, 3 will have a critical illness before age 65
  • Of 10 healthy female adults, 2.7 will have a critical illness before age 65

Insure against Heart Attack
(From the Heart and Stroke Foundation)

  • 1 in 4 Canadians will contract some form of heart disease
  • 75,000 Canadians suffer heart attacks each year
  • Heart disease costs the Canadian economy approximately $19 billion every year in medical services, hospitalization expenses, loss of income and loss of productivity
  • The rate of death among patients hospitalized for heart attacks has been decreased by half, from 16 per cent to 8 per cent
  • 1 in 2 heart attack victims are under the age of 65

Insure against Stroke
(From the Heart and Stroke Foundation)

  • 50,000 Canadians suffer a stroke each year
  • 75% survive the initial event
  • strokes are the leading cause of neurological disability
  • 1/3 of stroke victims are under the age of 65
  • 60% of stroke victims will be left with a disability

Insure against Cancer
(From the Canadian Cancer Society)

  • more than 130,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer this year
  • over 60,000 people in Canada will die this year from the disease
  • 1 in 3 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2.5 men will develop cancer in their lifetime.

Insure against Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
(From the the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario/Canada)

  • bypass surgery is performed more on men than women by a ratio of nearly 4 to 1
  • over 60,000 people in Canada will die this year from the disease
  • there are approximately 11,000 bypass surgeries performed in Canada each year
  • the rate at which bypass surgery is performed on people age 65 and older has increased