Alberta Life, Disability, and Health Insurance Since 1983

200, 5041 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB T6H 4R7
Disability Insurance For Families

Disability Insurance For families

For many families where one or both of the spouses are working as employees, disability insurance can be provided by the employer as part of the group benefits package, although this is not always the case. In large organizations disability insurance in group plans is a standard, but in smaller organizations the disability insurance is often left out of the group benefits package.  


The first thing to realize is that most disabilities that occur as a result of accidents do not happen at work. They happen at ski hills, car accidents and other non-work-related activities. 

The other way people get disabled is as a result of an illness. For many insurance companies more claims are paid out for illness than for accident

An Employee with disability benefits in the group plan:

If you are an employee with disability benefits talk to your administrator and learn about the plan you have. Ask about the definition for total disability? Find out how long you could receive benefits if you were disabled? And lastly find out if the company changes the definition of disability part way through a claim. Example does the definition change in month 24 of the claim. 

If you do not have disability insurance in your group plan what would happen if you suffered an accident or if you became ill? Where will the money come from so your family continue in the lifestyle they are used to? 

At Vistaplan Financial Group we place a lot of emphasis on disability insurance coverage. The main reason is that at any one time we have a handful of clients on claim.

The risk of suffering a disability is so much higher than collecting on your life insurance that disability insurance should be considered in every financial plan.

What We Need To Know To Get You a Disability Quote

To get a disability insurance quote you need to tell us the following: 

  • What is your occupation? – Your profession and daily duties
  • What is your date of birth? – Your age determines the rates  
  • Do you smoke? – You need to let us know if you smoke and what you smoke. Having a cigarette twice a year means we must quote you a smoker. 
  • Monthly income benefits you want – It is recommended you have a monthly benefit that would cover 80-85% of your monthly family budget. 
  • The condition of your health and if you are able to pass a medical – Your age and the amount of coverage you need will determine the medical information required by the insurance company. 

At Vistaplan Financial Group our focus is to help you understand the complexities of disability insurance.

Life & Disability Insurance for Alberta Health Care Professionals, Business Owners, and Their Families Since 1983