Getting the COVID-19 shot will not lead to denied claims, insurers say

2021-04-02 19:29:00

TORONTO —
Life insurers are battling rumours circulating on social media that their insurance policies received’t apply to those that get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The unique Fb publish that was shared broadly on the social community and Twitter has since been deleted, and Fb has put a “false data” warning on posts that stay up.

The publish was by a lady who mentioned that her insurance coverage firm, Manulife, wouldn’t cowl her coverage within the occasion she died from problems from the COVID-19 vaccine. It went on to say that the corporate referred to as the vaccine “experimental.”

“Nicely guess what? Confirmed they’d NOT pay out my coverage as a result of the vaccine is experimental! Get up Canada!!! Do your analysis!!! Share share share,” the publish mentioned.

Manulife has been combating these rumours for weeks, in common tweets studying: “We are able to verify that the COVID-19 vaccination on no account negatively impacts your present insurance coverage insurance policies or legitimate Group Advantages protection, nor does it issue into new insurance coverage purposes it’s possible you’ll apply for with us.”

They’ve additionally addressed the difficulty in a public publish on their web site and, as of March 23, members of Manulife’s Vitality rewards plan obtain additional factors for getting their COVID-19 vaccine.

“Not too long ago, there was misinformation circulating on social media that getting vaccinated might by some means negatively influence present life and medical health insurance protection with Manulife (together with claims) or forestall Canadians from getting new life or medical health insurance protection with us. That is unfaithful,” Sean Pasternak, assistant vice chairman of world communications at Manulife mentioned in a press release to CTVNews.ca

“Because it states on our web site, COVID-19 vaccination on no account negatively impacts our buyer’s present insurance coverage insurance policies or legitimate Group Advantages protection, nor does it issue into new insurance coverage purposes Canadians could apply for with us,” he added.

The Canadian Life and Well being Insurance coverage Associations has additionally issued a press launch addressing the social media posts.

“Canada’s life and well being insurers stress that vaccination is among the best methods to guard your self and others from severe sickness and loss of life from COVID-19,” the press launch says. “Receiving the vaccine won’t have an effect on your particular person or office life or medical health insurance insurance policies, or capability to use for future protection.”

Different main insurers in Canada have additionally mentioned there received’t be unfavorable penalties for individuals who get the COVID-19 vaccine.

“At Solar Life, the wellbeing of our Shoppers, Staff, advisors and communities is our high precedence. There are not any modifications to our claims insurance policies due to COVID-19 or as a result of receiving the vaccine. COVID-19 (or any viral sickness) and their associated vaccines wouldn’t influence cost of a declare beneath the phrases of the Consumer’s contract,” Alessandro Nigro, director of company communications at Sunlife, mentioned in a press release to CTVNews.ca

Canada Life has a press release in regards to the rumours on their web site.

“When a COVID-19 vaccine has been given by a certified well being skilled, side-effects or problems from the vaccine wouldn’t restrict a person’s eligibility,” it reads.

On March 12, the unique poster up to date the state of affairs with screenshots of emails and letters with what look like Manulife headers.

“This might be my final publish on this topic that has gone fully viral,” the poster mentioned.

The letter, with Manulife letterhead, apologizes for misinformation and reiterates their stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

“On that decision you requested about what would occur to your life insurance coverage if you happen to bought a COVID vaccine and the agent incorrectly indicated a declare wouldn’t be lined,” the letter says. “The knowledge you acquired was not correct, and getting vaccinated won’t influence your protection or lead to a denial of declare.”


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