Here are some things to consider:
|Mortgage insurance through a mortgage lender||Term life insurance and critical illness insurance from Sun Life Financial|
|Who does the insurance cover?||Only the individual(s) listed on the mortgage.||You, your partner and your children – you can protect your whole family, even those who are not responsible for paying your mortgage.|
|What does the insurance cover?||Only the balance of your mortgage.||Whatever you need it to cover. In addition to your mortgage, cover debts like your line of credit, credit cards, etc.|
|Who gets the benefit if I die or become seriously ill?||The mortgage lender is automatically the beneficiary.||You decide who gets the insurance benefit and how it's used – to pay your mortgage, medical expenses or your child's education – whatever is best for you and your family.|
|What happens as my mortgage balance decreases?||The coverage amount decreases as the mortgage balance decreases. When the mortgage is paid off, the coverage ends.||The amount of coverage you have stays the same for as long as you own your policy – unless you decide to change it.|
|What if I switch mortgage lenders?||You may lose the coverage and might need to reapply.||Your coverage stays the same – unless you decide to change it. Since your coverage is not tied to your mortgage, you can carry it with you if you move again.|
|What if I cancel my insurance?||You lose all the money you paid for the coverage.||Depending on your insurance, you may get some of the money back that you've paid in premiums*.|
|What if I want to change my insurance?||You can't.||You may have the flexibility to adjust the type and amount of your insurance, or even convert to a permanent solution.|
*Depends on the type of critical illness insurance you have and does not apply to term life insurance.
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