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To make informed decisions about health and dental insurance, you need to start by getting the facts. Reading our collection of articles about health and dental insurance in Canada will help you save time and money as you discover more about how insurance works, and how the choices you make now will affect you in the future.

Get Your Travel Insurance To The US Because You Select To Travel

Relief and excitement are just two of the emotions felt by so many Canadians ready to travel to the U.S.  Whether you are vaccinated or not, the decision to travel across the [+]

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If you have Diabetes you need Dental Insurance For Good Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease that doesn’t discriminate between age, gender or race, and effects about 1 in 10 Canadians. If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes, you need to take special precautions around [+]

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What Is The Cost Of (Not Having) Health Insurance For Your Small Business?

The pressure to offer higher wages due to labour shortages is felt by many entrepreneurs. According to the September 2021 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC.ca) study, the pressure of labour shortages [+]

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Are You A Single Parent? Tips On Choosing And Using Health Insurance

If you are like 1.8M other Canadians¹, you know that being a single parent of one child or several children can be stressful, and that can take a toll on your health. [+]

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Offboarding Employees — Best Practices on Helping Them Obtain Health Insurance

Does your employee offboarding process to formally disengage an employee when they are terminated, resign, or retire include a health insurance transition option? Employee offboarding is an essential stage of the employee [+]

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Did You Know That The Health Insurance You Depend On May Retire When You Do?

When transitioning into retirement protect yourself against costly medical expenses.  Your prescription drugs, glasses and dental bills may not be covered by your government health insurance plan and these costs can quickly [+]

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The Top Three Health Insurance Features You Need For Your Active Lifestyle

Sometimes we lead an active lifestyle because our work demands it. Sometimes we choose that lifestyle because it: Makes us feel happier Getting active releases endorphins that produce positive feelings and reduce [+]

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Don’t Worry — Travel Insurance Can Cover You If Your Health Has Changed

A standard emergency medical travel insurance policy will include coverage for pre-existing medical conditions — provided you meet the insurer’s stability requirements. What does that mean? That means it is important to [+]

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If you have Diabetes you need Dental Insurance For Good Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease that doesn’t discriminate between age, gender or race, and effects about 1 in 10 Canadians. If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes, you need to take special precautions around [+]

[Read More]

What Is The Cost Of (Not Having) Health Insurance For Your Small Business?

The pressure to offer higher wages due to labour shortages is felt by many entrepreneurs. According to the September 2021 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC.ca) study, the pressure of labour shortages [+]

[Read More]

Are You A Single Parent? Tips On Choosing And Using Health Insurance

If you are like 1.8M other Canadians¹, you know that being a single parent of one child or several children can be stressful, and that can take a toll on your health. [+]

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Did You Know That The Health Insurance You Depend On May Retire When You Do?

When transitioning into retirement protect yourself against costly medical expenses.  Your prescription drugs, glasses and dental bills may not be covered by your government health insurance plan and these costs can quickly [+]

[Read More]

The Top Three Health Insurance Features You Need For Your Active Lifestyle

Sometimes we lead an active lifestyle because our work demands it. Sometimes we choose that lifestyle because it: Makes us feel happier Getting active releases endorphins that produce positive feelings and reduce [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why You Should Go and How Dental Insurance Helps

When we think about our health, what do we usually think about right away? Our cardio-respiratory systems? Our allergies or our weight? We tend to forget about our teeth and gums. It’s [+]

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Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Provide Prescription Drug Health Insurance

Drug benefits are important. The majority (82%) of Canadians with access to health benefit plans used their drug plan at least once in the past year, according to the Sanofi Canada Healthcare [+]

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How to Help Employees Ease into Retirement With Health Insurance

Nobody needs the stress of financial worry. That’s why having a job with paid benefits is so highly valued by most Canadians. We are all fortunate to have provincial health insurance coverage, [+]

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Get To Know Exclusive GSC PRISM Health and Dental Plans

Our name is Special Benefits Insurance Services (SBIS) and just one of the things that set us apart from all the other online insurance offerings is that we and our registered brokers [+]

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How Dental Insurance Helps Your Employees Make a Great On-Camera Impression

Video-conferencing works to link our business virtually to new and existing customers. Now we find ourselves on camera a lot instead of in the board-room or at a client visit. There is [+]

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Yes, It’s Safe to Go to the Dentist

At times, it has been vital to our health to keep our physical distance. In the worst situations, our healthcare professionals move to shut down all but emergency help to keep us, [+]

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Have Dental Insurance Ready For Your Baby’s First Visit

Every child is unique, and so are their teeth! They are one of a kind, and should last a lifetime. And they can, with good preventative care. Just as you teach your [+]

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Do you Need A Dental Insurance Predetermination?

Get the treatment details in writing Ask how much the treatment plan will cost. If your treatment will cost $300 or more you must ask your dentist for a written pre-treatment estimate [+]

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Top 5 Reasons Employers Should Introduce a Dental Insurance Plan

1. It’s a highly appreciated benefit The 2018 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey asked plan members to choose what they value most about their health benefit plan. Fifty-one percent said they valued its [+]

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Dental Insurance Can Keep You Smiling in Retirement

Results from the Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) shows that more seniors are keeping their natural (and restored) teeth longer than in the past. However, the instances of root decay [+]

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How Do My Dental Insurance Maximums Work?

Luckily, there are ways to get treatment and save money – that’s why we have insurance! Since the mid-1950s, dental insurance has been a crucial means of saving people money when they [+]

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Get Your Travel Insurance To The US Because You Select To Travel

Relief and excitement are just two of the emotions felt by so many Canadians ready to travel to the U.S.  Whether you are vaccinated or not, the decision to travel across the [+]

[Read More]

Don’t Worry — Travel Insurance Can Cover You If Your Health Has Changed

A standard emergency medical travel insurance policy will include coverage for pre-existing medical conditions — provided you meet the insurer’s stability requirements. What does that mean? That means it is important to [+]

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How To Prepare For Travelling Safely: Get Valuable Travel Insurance Protection

Travelweek surveyed 3,000 Canadians in June 2021 on their travel plans. Their findings? As soon as travel restrictions are lifted after the pandemic is over 1/3rd of those surveyed say they will [+]

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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Visitors To Canada Travel Insurance

Regardless of whether your visiting friends or family are going to be here for a few days, a few months, or a couple of years, emergency medical insurance for visitors to Canada [+]

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Get The Perfect 2-Day Multi Trip Travel Insurance For Your Cross-Border Trips

If you get sick or injured while travelling, your provincial government healthcare provides limited coverage for medical treatment and hospital costs outside of Canada. Provincial healthcare plans don’t cover expenses like ambulance [+]

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Travel Insurance For Grandparents Traveling With Grandchildren

Planning a special trip with your grandchildren can be one of the best lifetime experiences. With children, anything can happen. That’s why pre-planning and buying travel insurance is a smart move when [+]

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Travelling Between Provinces This Summer? Stay Protected With Travel Insurance

Are ready to explore the amazing and beautiful feast for the senses that our country has to offer? Whether it’s visiting our magnificent national parks, a do-it-yourself tour of one of our [+]

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Twelve Facts You Should Know About COVID-19 Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

If you plan on travelling during this pandemic, it is vital to protect yourself trip by trip with emergency medical coverage that includes COVID-19 expenses. Why is travel insurance important? Travel insurance [+]

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The DIY Dental Check Up

Have you ever wondered if there is something more you can do between dental visits to take better care of your oral health, so you can postpone a visit to the dentist? [+]

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Health Insurance Supports Healthy Resolutions for 2020

We know you’ve thought about it — making “healthy resolutions” for this new year and new decade. That means you will be reaching out to the important members of your healthcare team: [+]

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Going Away for Christmas? Get Travel Insurance!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or don’t observe the holidays at all, you might also opt to go to a sunny locale to beat the Canadian winter blues. Taking a trip [+]

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Are You Depressed? Health Insurance Can Help Save Your Life

Sometimes we get the “winter blahs,” but there are those who find themselves feeling down for an extended period of time. What if it’s not just weather related, but actual depression? How [+]

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How Your Insurance Can Help Your Child Cope with ADHD

With a combination of therapies, it can be manageable for many people. Symptoms tend to lessen as the child gets older, with only a small percentage of adults displaying ADHD behaviour. Children [+]

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Why You Need Drug Coverage and How it Helps You

Many drugs are already covered for those aged 65 and older. But what about everyone else? The Ontario Drug Benefit Plan’s website details who is eligible and how to go about obtaining [+]

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Give Your Body a Spring Cleaning Too

Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment They call it an annual physical for obvious reasons. You should see your doctor at least once a year to review your health. Keep a list of any [+]

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Encouraging Good Dental Care Habits in Children

Check Your Insurance Coverage If you had a plan before your children came along, call your insurance provider and have them add your kids to it. If you only have single coverage, [+]

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