Critical illness insurance - Basic coverage

Important: GetWell Insurance is currently unavailable. However, policies signed before December 31, 2017 remain in force.

​GetWell insurance is affordable coverage against the financial consequences of cancer, heart disease and infectious disease.

Ideal to

  • Receive a benefit on the first diagnosis of cancer, heart disease or infectious disease
  • Buy critical illness insurance over the phone—without a medical exam
  • Get affordable coverage starting at $7.95/month for adults
  • Get a full premium refund in the event of death

How it works

On the first diagnosis of a covered critical illness, GetWell Insurance provides a tax-free lump-sum benefit.

  • $25,000 for insureds 54 or younger
  • $12,500 for insureds between the ages of 55 and 74
  • 50% of the benefit in the event of an infectious disease

Infectious disease coverage covers you in the event of the following: Bacterial meningitis, Lyme disease, flesh-eating disease, E. coli infection (hamburger disease) and West Nile virus.

What we offer

Pay only 1/2 the premium for an entire year! All the more reason to insure your whole familiy.

Customized solutions

  • Family discount. When you insure multiple family members under the same policy, you’ll save $2.50/month on the premiums for each additional person.
  • Premium refunds. If an insured dies while the policy is in force, all of the premiums paid will be refunded.

Assistance services

Unlimited free access to the assistance services.

  • Psychological Assistance. A confidential service offered by psychologists who listen and provide support to help you get through tough times.
  • Convalescence Assistance – case management. A telephone service that can refer you to local home care resources to help with recovery.


Heart and Stroke 
Desjardins Insurance has teamed up with the Heart & Stroke Foundation to minimize the financial consequences that can result from the treatment of heart disease. Heart & Stroke does not specifically endorse any products or services of a commercial nature. The funds paid to Heart & Stroke are used to help people suffering from heart disease.