Welcome to the Dietitians of Canada Insurance Program from PROLINK
PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection has partnered with the Dietitians of Canada to develop a comprehensive set of insurance programs to protect you from the unique risks you face. The Dietitians of Canada and PROLINK have advocated for your personal and professional insurance needs with a network of insurers, to ensure that you’ll benefit from superior protection at unparalleled rates.
No matter where you’re coming from, or how complex your needs, you can trust PROLINK to guide you to the right coverage from the right insurer at the right price.
At PROLINK, we can help you feel confident that you have the right protection.
We believe in personal relationships.
We value knowing you, and taking the time to understand your unique situations, so that we can provide you with genuine advice and follow-through. Our named, dedicated advisors will take a holistic view of your lives and explain all of your coverages and potential exposures, so that you can make educated decisions.
We have over 30 years of experience.
As a result, we’ve seen insurance from every perspective. Wherever you’re coming from, and whatever you need, we’re your one-stop-insurance-shop. You can depend on us for the protection you require.
We represent a network of insurers.
We know their strengths, their weaknesses, how they’ll assess you as a risk, and how they’ll treat you in the event of a claim. Plus, as one of Canada’s largest national brokerages, we have the buying power and influence required to advocate for you and your needs with the various insurers.
We work for you, not the insurer.
As an independent insurance brokerage, we are not obligated to sell you on a particular insurer. Instead, we’ll evaluate the available offerings and the discounts you are eligible for, to bring you solutions to best fit your life.
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Protection for My Business and Professional Life
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Professional Insurance for Dietitians
As a Dietitian, you help clients correct their food and nutrition practices to improve their well-being. Your work has made you aware that each client has a unique body, personality, and even understanding of the world. As a result, you must continuously adapt your approach to suit their individual needs. Still, despite all of your best intentions, unforeseen health complications can arise and your advice can easily be misconstrued, resulting in a demanding and dissatisfied client. Lately, such clients express their discontent by filing expensive lawsuits. So how can you protect your own well-being?
All healthcare professionals should confirm that they have adequate Professional Insurance. Because while your employer may provide you with some type of liability insurance, it’s typically limited and doesn’t offer any reimbursement for costs that result from criminal negligence, College proceedings, or criminal charges. You could find yourself personally liable. But we can help you avoid that.
PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection has worked closely with the Dietitians of Canada to develop a Professional Insurance program that offers Dietitians comprehensive protection, should something occur.
Policy highlights include:
- Professional Liability Insurance: to defend you from claims others make against you and your staff within your scope of practice;
- Legal Expense Reimbursement: offers up to $50,000 for reimbursement for all reasonable legal expenses incurred if you must appear before any regulatory hearing in Canada. Receive up to $250 per day for any lost wages if you must attend pre-trial, trial, or appeals;
- Criminal Defence Reimbursement: access up to $100,000 for criminal charges arising from malpractice charges provided you are found not guilty;
- Cyber Security and Privacy Liability Extension: obtain $50,000 in coverage which includes protection for Network Security Liability, Privacy Liability, and Electronic Media Liability in the event of a Cyber Breach that compromises your business or client data;
- Abused Patient Therapy & Counselling Coverage: limit of $10,000 per member with an all-member aggregate of $100,000;
- Automatic no-cost policy extension for materntiy/paternity leave;
- Unparalleled rates for DC Members!
- Commercial General Liability Insurance: to cover exposures resulting from third party injuries, property damage, invasion of privacy, wrongful entry, and humiliation and discrimination.Additional Insured Endorsements can be added on request for ‘all government, municipalities, public institutions or hospitals in Canada’ with respect to their liability resulting from the insured member’s work.
Protection for Me and My Personal Life
Your life is complicated. Selecting your insurance doesn’t have to be. Learn how we can help make your life simpler.
Home & Auto Insurance
One-size-fits-all solutions don’t cut it when developing a nutritional plan. At PROLINK, we believe the same is true when it comes to your insurance plan.
With over 30 years of experience and access to over 30 insurers, we can offer you a choice of insurance solutions, price points, and other benefits to fit your unique needs. Wherever you’re coming from—we’vebeen there and done that.
You can trust us to deliver the protection that fits you best.
Plus, as a member of Dietitians of Canada, you can save up to 20% off your Home and Auto Insurance.
Please note: due to government-regulated Auto insurance plans, PROLINK can only offer Home insurance in the provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Health & Dental Insurance
If you are an independent professional, you probably don’t have access to traditional employee benefits like Health, Dental, and Drug coverage. And yet, you’re still susceptible to the same health problems as anyone else.
Expensive treatments, prescriptions, and high-cost dental work always seem to pop up when you’re least expecting them. And when these unpredictable events occur, they also come with a serious potential to derail your budget. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
By purchasing your plan through PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection, you’d be part of the pool of members not only across the DC, but across all of the associations that we represent. That means access to lower rates.
Our plans cover Health, Vision, Dental, and Drugs, and can get you access to 15 Paramedical services such as Massage, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and more. Plus if you or a family member needs something like an expensive prescription or high cost dental work, the plan covers you through the pool.
Most people don’t like to think about Life Insurance. That’s because it’s a complex coverage that only activates as a result of an insured’s death due to natural or accidental causes. It can be painful to imagine all that would come to pass in the event of one’s death—even for a split second. We can appreciate that.
But if something were to happen to you, could your family or loved ones recover financially without feeling a serious strain on their assets? A rich Life policy can help them get back on their feet, should something occur.
So pass the pain over to us. At PROLINK, we will take the time to understand you, your needs and your family. Then, we will offer you a best-fit solution for you and those you care about that is affordable and offers the long-term protection you and they will require.
Critical Illness Insurance
Medicine has allowed people to live both through and with serious illnesses at higher survival rates than in the past. However, such sicknesses often come with many direct and indirect costs. Certain drugs and treatments are not covered by typical health plans, while some of the latest healthcare innovations are only available in the US. Indirect costs can encompass anything from travel expenses to child care, and more. Unfortunately, most people don’t intuitively know to account for these things.
If you were to get seriously sick, Critical Illness coverage can provide you with a lump sum that you can leverage in whatever way best fits your needs. Once it’s been paid, there are no restrictions as to how you decide to spend it—whether that means hiring a nurse, making your home accessible, taking a vacation or even paying off a portion of your mortgage.
PROLINK can help you access the best that medicine has to offer by providing you with a customized Critical Illness policy that is cost-effective and will give you the long-term financial flexibility you will require.
Travel Medical Insurance
When you plan a trip, you determine the things to pack, the sights you’ll see, and the budget for food and activities. You probably don’t consider the things that can go wrong, the process for finding help, and the unforeseen medical bills.
And that’s normal. You work hard and deserve a worry-free vacation. Sadly, life doesn’t go on holiday. A health crisis can happen no matter where in the world you may be. To truly relax, you need to feel secure in knowing that you are protected if something were to happen to you or your loved ones during your time away.
At PROLINK—Canada’s Insurance Connection we can help you access comprehensive Medical Travel coverage for your trip. Plus beyond simply covering emergency medical costs, we can also help you add lost baggage and trip cancellation endorsements to your policy.
Be prepared for whatever happens, wherever it happens.
If you’re like most pet owners, your pet is your constant companion. So when your little companion unavoidably gets sick, it can be very distressing emotionally. We can all agree that it’s hard to see your once-lively pet refuse to eat or struggle up the stairs.
While the veterinarian can offer you hope to cure whatever’s ailing your pet, that cure often comes at a high cost. Many people either have to save up for a treatment, or put themselves in debt in order to afford these unexpected fees. Still, you want your pet to receive the best care available.
Purchasing PetSecure insurance through PROLINK can help take away the financial burden of getting your pet the care that they require in times of need. For a small monthly rate, you can receive up to thousands of dollars in coverage for your pet’s accidents, illnesses, and dental care.
Sometimes, stuff happens. In the event that you need to make a claim and the situation is urgent or an emergency, help is a phone call away!
Monday to Friday (8AM to 5PM)
Contact PROLINK directly at 1 800 663 6828. We will take your claim, confirm your policy and report it to your insurer.
Access our after-hours claims service, Kernaghan Insurance Adjusters at 1 800 387 5677, or call your insurer directly and they will loop us in.
Please reach out to PROLINK if you ever feel unsure. We’re here for you.