Getting COVID-19 vaccine will not affect insurance coverage – CLHIA

Group releases statement after seeing misinformation circulating online

Getting COVID-19 vaccine will not affect insurance coverage – CLHIA

Life & Health

By Mark Rosanes

“Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will have no effect on the ability to obtain coverage or benefits from life insurance or supplementary health insurance.”

That is what the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has stressed in light of misinformation circulating through various social media channels claiming that individuals who receive the vaccine will not be able to get life insurance or may be denied their disability or life insurance benefits.

“Getting the vaccine will not affect your insurance coverage,” the group said in a statement. “No one should be afraid and choose to not protect themselves from COVID-19 because they are worried about it affecting their benefits. All of Canada’s life and health insurers are supportive of Canadians receiving government approved vaccinations to protect themselves from serious illness and death.”

CLHIA added that as with any medication approved for use in the country, COVID-19 vaccines have been found safe and effective through Health Canada’s independent scientific and medical assessment process.

“Canada’s life and health insurers stress that vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself and others from serious illness and death from COVID-19,” the statement said. “Receiving the vaccine will not affect your individual or workplace life or health insurance benefits, or ability to apply for future coverage.”

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