Helping Canadians understand life and health insurance

    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance
Association (CLHIA) released on its website a new version of its popular
brochure on disability insurance. This is the sixth in a series of brochures
focused on helping consumers understand life and health insurance products and
    "The life and health insurance industry is committed to promoting
financial literacy in Canada," said Frank Swedlove, CLHIA's president. "These
plain language brochures will help Canadian consumers navigate their way
through the ever-growing range of products and services offered by life and
health insurance companies," he added.
    The CLHIA's series of consumer brochures covers: life insurance;
supplementary health insurance; disability insurance; travel health insurance;
segregated fund contracts; and the coordination of benefits. They are
available at the CLHIA's website at A limited
number of printed brochures are also available through the CLHIA and consumers
may call 416-777-2221 or submit a <a href="">web enquiry</a> to request copies. The
Association will continue to produce brochures on other industry products and
services in the months ahead.

    The Canadian life and health insurance industry provides a wide range of
financial security products, including life insurance, annuities (including
RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and supplementary health insurance, to about 26
million Canadians and their dependants. Established in 1894, the CLHIA is a
voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of
Canada's life and health insurance business.

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries: Wendy Hope, Vice President,
External Relations, (416) 777-2221 or (613) 230-0031

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