Many of the plans offered to CARP members have “guaranteed acceptance”. This means that your approval for coverage will not be dependent on the completion of a medical questionnaire or exam at time of application – provided you meet the required eligibility and your payment is received.
When coverage is being offered to those leaving a group plan, ‘guaranteed acceptance’ will also require the CARP member to apply for coverage with 90 days of their group health plan ending and 60 days before their life plan ending.
Yes, if your employment is ending and you are losing group benefits, you can convert your group life or health insurance to individual policies.
The FollowMe™ Life Insurance Plan for CARP Members and the FollowMe™ Health Insurance Plan for CARP Members were specifically designed to provide members with a plan that offers them an opportunity to continue their insurance coverage. When applying within 60 days of losing your group life coverage and/or 90 days of losing your health coverage, no medical questionnaire or exam is required at time of application – and your acceptance is guaranteed, once eligibility has been confirmed and the initial payment has been received.
Every province and territory will have a different health insurance plan – check your health ministry's website for details – but most may not cover:
- Prescription drugs
- Dental checkups and treatment
- Vision care
- Semi-private or private hospital rooms
- Registered specialists and therapists such as Acupuncturists, Chiropodists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Psychologists/Psychotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, Speech Pathologists/Therapists
- Health-related products such as orthotics, hearing aids, prosthetics and medical equipment
- Health-related services such as ambulance, homecare and nursing, medical coordination and second medical opinions
Yes, if your employment is ending and you are losing group benefits, you can convert your group health and dental benefits to an individual policy.
The FollowMe™ Health Plan Insurance for CARP Members was specifically designed to provide members with a plan that provides them with many of the same health benefits they enjoyed with their group plan. If applying within 90 days of losing their group coverage, no medical questionnaire or exam is required at time of application – and their acceptance is guaranteed, once eligibility has been confirmed and their initial payment has been received.
You have 12 months from the date you were charged for a health and dental service to submit your claim for reimbursement.
We’ve made things easier for you and have the premium receipts available on the same portal that you can use to submit your claims electronically. If you have not registered for our site, you can register now and do not have to wait. You can get your 2019 Health & Dental Premium Receipt online as of February 18th, 2020.
To access your receipt at that time:
- Sign in using the link above to SecureServe. If you haven’t visited our SecureServe portal yet, please register to access your information
- Navigate through the easy-to-use online portal
- Find your receipt under the payments section
Your coverage generally starts on the 1st of the following month for health and dental plans that offer guaranteed acceptance, and the 1st of the month after your plan is approved for health and dental plans that require a medical questionnaire. However, if you buy FollowMe™ Health Insurance Plan for CARP Members within the first 15 days of the month, you can choose to start your coverage on the 1st of the current month. As soon as your coverage starts, you have access to most of the benefits in your plan, with the exception of some dental benefits that have a waiting period.
We ask you to pay your first two months of premiums when you buy your policy. After that, your premiums are due on the first business day of the month.
Call a Manulife representative with the Drug Identification Number (DIN) and we will tell you if your plan covers your medication. You can generally find the DIN on the medication bottle or box; it is usually 6 digits long. If you can't find the DIN, check the Health Canada website or ask your pharmacy or doctor for this information.
Your application is approved right away if you applied for a health and dental plan that offers guaranteed acceptance and we received your initial two months premium. For health and dental plans that require a medical questionnaire, the approval process may take a few weeks.
We cover diabetes supplies such as test strips, lancets, and needles under the Durable Medical Equipment benefit. We do not cover glucometers, insulin pumps, and any related treatment or procedures.
Your plan number is 5 to 6 characters long and can contain both numbers and letters. You can find your plan number on your Manulife wallet card.
Your identification number is a 7 to 10 digit number. You can find your identification number on your Manulife wallet card.
Online Health & Dental Claims
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FollowMe™ Health Insurance Plan
Coverage includes registered specialists and therapists (such as massage therapists, naturopath and chiropractic services), prescription drugs, dental services, homecare and nursing, prosthetic appliances and durable medical equipment, accidental dental, hearing aids, ambulance services and the Lifeline® Emergency Response Service.
No. You get guaranteed acceptance if you are eligible and apply within 90 days of your employee benefits ending and you don’t need to complete a medical questionnaire at the time of application.
If you’re hurt in an accident, your FollowMe™ Health Insurance Plan for CARP Members includes a fracture benefit as well as an accidental death and dismemberment benefit. If you pass away, your family gets a survivor benefit that continues their coverage for one year.
An individual health and dental insurance plan is ideal if you change careers, lose your job or retire and your employee health benefits are ending. When you ‘own’ your plan you can keep it as long as you and your family need it.
The FolllowMe™ Health Insurance Plan for CARP Members is especially designed to start once your group life coverage stops –and offers you an opportunity to maintain many of the benefits you enjoyed under your group health benefits plan including comprehensive individual health and dental coverage at competitive rates.
You can apply for the FollowMe™ Health Insurance Plan without a medical examination or questionnaire required at time of application and your coverage is guaranteed as long as you or your dependent apply within 90 days of the loss of group health and dental benefits (and subject to receipt of initial premium payment).
This Plan also allows you to choose from Basic, Enhanced, Enhanced Plus or Premiere coverage based on your personal needs and financial situation.
A death benefit is the amount paid to your beneficiary if you die while your life insurance plan is in effect.
A living benefit is the amount paid to you when you meet certain conditions. For example, for example you can receive part of your life Insurance death benefit while you are alive if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness with less than 12 months to live.
All our plans have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, return your policy by mail to Manulife within 30 days of the issue date. We will cancel your coverage and refund any premiums you paid.
Your life insurance premium is due on the date your premium notice indicates or on the first day of each month if you are paying monthly. We provide a 30-day grace period, but we will cancel your coverage if you do not pay your premium within that grace period.
You will need to call a Manulife representative (see Contact us) and we will tell you what documentation we need to provide satisfactory proof of:
- The insured's death
- The insured's birth date
- The beneficiary's right to be paid
FollowMe™ Life Insurance Plan
FollowMe™ Life Insurance Plan for CARP Members was designed to provide life insurance coverage to CARP members who are losing their group life coverage. The Plan is designed to start once your group life coverage stops. Coverage is available from $25,000 to $200,000 (equal to or less than your group life benefit amount) and as long as you apply within 90 days of your group life insurance ending, completion of a medical questionnaire is not required and your acceptance is guaranteed (upon receipt of your payments).
You can purchase coverage amounts from $25,000 up to $200,000 (equal to or less than your group benefit amount) as long as it is within 60 days of your group life coverage ending.
No, in order to apply for the FollowMe™ Life Insurance Plan, your spouse must have been under your group life plan.
No, there is no medical questionnaire required at time of application for the FollowMe™ Life Insurance Plan for CARP Members.
Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance
No. The monthly premium you pay when you join is the premium you will always pay - until age 100 when we will pay you your life benefit amount.
Benefits will not be paid for suicide within two years of the effective date of the policy. In such cases, total premiums paid will be returned without any interest adjustment. Benefits will not be paid if death is due to a Pre-Existing Condition. In such cases, total premiums paid (with 10% interest compounded annually) will be returned.
A Pre-Existing Condition means any disease or physical condition, whether diagnosed or not, for which symptoms occurred or medical treatment was sought, recommended, required, or obtained, from or by a Physician (medical treatment including any medical advice, consultation, care, diagnosis, treatment or service provided by a Physician), or for which drugs were prescribed by a Physician, or taken by an Insured, during the 24-month period immediately preceding the Effective Date.
See the actual terms and conditions detailed in the policy issued by Manulife upon final application approval. It contains important details concerning exclusions, conditions and limitations. Please review it carefully upon receipt.
Term Life Insurance
Term Life Insurance for CARP Members is guaranteed renewable every 10 years up until your 85th birthday - regardless of any changes in your health. Even if your health declines, your coverage will not be cancelled as long as your premiums are paid - eliminating any concerns about your future insurability