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With over 25 years of experience in the life insurance and employee group benefits industry, GCA Insurance Solutions was launched as a uniquely customized, personal and professional approach to insurance risk and insurance solutions. In an era where there is a growing absence of genuinely investing in a client’s needs, GCA Insurance Solutions has undertaken the role to effectively listen, guide and advise clients within their specific insurance needs and risks. The result: Insurance Solutions that are tailored to the client. Our goal is to ensure that the client is comfortable with the process and fully understands the Insurance Solutions that are recommended and required to mitigate risk. Our focus is on Employee Group Benefits, Individual & Corporate Life Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Accident & Sickness Insurance for both personal and business insurance needs.


Our Role

As your Insurance Advisor, we function in a Broker Capacity in tandem with many of the top life insurance companies in Canada and the world. We are proud to represent such reputable, large and sound insurers as Manulife Financial, Canada Life, Sun Life Financial and Great West Life amongst others. This enables us to provide you with the best available choices and the confidence and financial security that comes with being aligned with an ‘A’ list life insurance company. Through personal consultations and an adept fact finding process we endeavour to provide our clients with Insurance Solutions that are succinct, effective and ultimately mitigate and manage risk.

Employee Group Benifits

Employee Group Benefits

We provide Employee Group Benefits for small to mid-sized companies. We deal with some of the largest and best Group Benefits carriers in the country. Manulife Financial, Sun Life Financial, Great West Life and Empire Life to name just a few. Our focus is to deliver an Employee Benefits program that is best suited to your company’s needs based on the demographics of your group, claim’s history, drug utilization and other pertinent factors in the area of health and dental care.

We offer the following Employee Group Benefits:

Group Life Insurance for Employees & Dependents
Group Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Care Coverage
Travel Insurance
Prescription Drugs
Dental Care – Basic, Major & Orthodontic

Please contact us to request a group insurance quote.

Life Insurance


We offer a wide range of life insurance products that each serve a specific function or purpose for a particular insurance need.

Some of the life insurance plans that we offer:
  • Universal Life
  • Term Life
  • Participating Life
  • Permanent Life Insurance
  • Whole Life
  • Guaranteed 10, 15 or 20 Year Pay Plans

Each of the life insurance plans listed above can cover a unique & specific insurance need such as:

  • Mortgage Insurance Protection
  • Family Protection
  • Start Up Life Insurance Plans for Children
  • Personal or Business Debt Protection
  • Funeral costs
  • Estate & Probate costs
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Key Man Insurance
  • Corporate Life Insurance
  • Insurance Retirement Plans
  • Capital Gains
  • Estate Preservation/Equalization

Determining and recommending the ‘right’ type of life insurance plan and aligning it with the insurance need (e.g. Mortgage Protection, Family Protection, etc.) is arrived at through careful consultation with the client, a fact finding process and personal or business budgetary factors.

Disability Insurance


Disability Insurance coverage is commonly referred to as Income Replacement coverage. Long Term Disability Insurance plans protect one’s Annual Income in the event of an Injury or Sickness that precludes him/her from performing the substantial duties of their regular occupation. In such a scenario a Monthly Disability Income Benefit would be payable for each month that the person is unable to work in his/her profession.

Typically the Maximum Amount of Income Replacement coverage that a person can purchase is approximately 70% of their Annual Income if they are earning under $100,000 and approximately 50% of their Annual Income if they are earning over $100,000.

Monthly Disability Income Benefits could be payable as quickly as 30, 60 or 90 days after a disability occurs and if need be could be payable right up to Age 65 in the event of a catastrophic and permanent disability.

We offer a wide range of disability insurance products that each serve a specific function or purpose for a particular insurance need.

Some of the disability insurance plans & features that we offer are:
  • Non-Cancellable & Guaranteed Renewable Plans
  • Conditional Renewable Plans
  • Benefit Periods of 2, 5  & 10 years or To Age 65
  • Any Occupation, Regular Occupation or Own Occupation plans
  • Waiting Periods of 30, 60 & 90 Days or more before disability benefits commence

Each of the disability insurance plans listed above can cover a unique & specific insurance need such as:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Household Expenses
  • Income Replacement
  • Line of Credit Payments
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Key Man Insurance
  • Corporate Disability Insurance for Executives

Critical Illness

Critical Illness

Critical Illness insurance coverage is a ‘relatively new’ type of insurance protection. Although it was introduced over 25 years ago (1993) to the Canadian marketplace, it is ‘relatively new’ when compared with life insurance coverage which has been available to the Canadian consumer for over a 150 years!

What is interesting to note is that an insurance company did not develop the concept of Critical Illness insurance, nor did a product specialist or head office marketing manager. The world famous heart surgeon, Dr. Marius Barnard designed Critical Illness Insurance. Dr. Barnard discovered that although he could save his patient’s lives as a surgeon, the ‘financial stress’ associated with surviving a life-altering illness, compounded by the need possibly to return to work before they were mentally and physically ready, was extremely counter-productive to the recovery process. The Solution: A policy that provides a Tax-Free lump sum payment after 30 days of a diagnosis of Cancer, Heart Attack, Stroke or 21 other illnesses.

Getting sick is not something that most of us think about. However, a serious illness could deeply impact your family’s finances.

Critical Illness Coverage

Make it part of your Insurance Protection.

Critical Illness will provide you with a Tax-Free lump sum payment after 30 days (*some exceptions apply) to help you maintain and rebuild your lifestyle following any one of these 24 life-altering illnesses.

  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Benign Brain Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Coma
  • Deafness
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Kidney Failure
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Speech *(180 Days)
  • Major Organ Transplant
  • Major Organ Failure (on Waiting List)
  • Motor Neuron Disease (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Occupational HIV Infection
  • Paralysis *(90 Days)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Severe Burns
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Bacterial Meningitis

We offer a wide range of critical Illness insurance products that each serve a specific function or purpose for a particular insurance need.

Some of the critical Illness insurance plans & features that we offer are:

  • Term Plans for 10 or 20 Years or To Age 65
  • Level & Permanent Insurance Plans to Age 75 or Age 100
  • 3 to 26 covered illnesses or conditions
  • Optional Benefits such as Return of Premium on Death or upon Maturity Date

Each of the Critical Illness insurance plans listed above can cover a unique & specific insurance need such as:

  • Mortgage Payments
  • Household Expenses
  • Temporary or Short Term Income Replacement
  • Line of Credit Payments
  • Medical Expenses
  • Modification to a home to accommodate Wheel Chair Access if required

Our Vision

Our Vision

As the founder of GCA Insurance Solutions, Gregory C. Anast, began his career in 1993, with Manulife Financial as a Life Insurance Agent. He had the distinction of working with a Manulife Career Agency within the heart of the financial district of downtown Toronto, that secured the Top Spot in sales production that year in North America. This set the groundwork for an enriched sales experience that was effectively transitioned over to the independent broker’s market.

For the next 10 years, he was part of a successful team at a large Toronto independent national brokerage firm, with special interests in the group insurance market for professional Associations within Ontario and across Canada.

The decade to follow was served as a key player at his family-owned and operated multi-line insurance brokerage in the GTA, which was established in 1967 by his late-father.

During the latter half of his tenuure, as change was imminent, Greg was quoted as saying:

I wanted to leave my own distinct mark on the industry. I had a keen sense of what clients wanted and needed in an era of mass consumerism where client’s individual needs are often overlooked or disregarded. I felt that I could make a difference in that regard.

Therefore it was with great enthusiasm and a genuine sense of purpose that GCA Insurance Solutions was created and launched in the early part of 2014.

I trust that we can offer our clients the integrity, transparency and professionalism that they deserve in working with them to provide sound Insurance Solutions that will be of great value and benefit to them.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Thank you for visiting the site.


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B: 905-508-6628
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565 Edward Avenue, Unit 13,
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 9W8