1-800-667-0429- Mon to Fri - 8:45AM to 4:45PM ET

Resources

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.

Do You Dread Allergy Season? Health Insurance Can Help Come To The Rescue.

If you dread allergy season you are not alone – as many as 25% of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. For millions of Canadian allergy sufferers, it seems like it’s always allergy [+]

[Read More]

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Medical Equipment?

Did you know that your government health coverage doesn’t usually cover the cost of medical support equipment you may need if you have an accident or illness? If you do qualify for [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

Is Health Insurance Actually Important For Me To Have?

People without health insurance usually seek less medical care and less timely care which can result in worse health outcomes. Why? Out of pocket expenses for healthcare can be too much of [+]

[Read More]

Had your COVID-19 vaccination? Manulife Vitality rewards you for that!

There’s nothing worse than getting sick regardless of your age, gender or physical ability. That’s why health insurance helps us pay for healthcare we need for ourselves and our family to stay [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

What Mental Health Support Costs Does My Health Insurance Cover?

You and your family’s mental and behavioural health is so important. But all sorts of problems can and do happen, and result in a wide range of concerns like anxiety, depression, or [+]

[Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance (It’s Free!)

The beautiful thing about having a best friend is that a ‘bestie’ always has your back when you need it – helping, supporting and protecting you. And, that friend’s care comes free [+]

[Read More]

Do You Dread Allergy Season? Health Insurance Can Help Come To The Rescue.

If you dread allergy season you are not alone – as many as 25% of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. For millions of Canadian allergy sufferers, it seems like it’s always allergy [+]

[Read More]

Does Your Health Insurance Cover Medical Equipment?

Did you know that your government health coverage doesn’t usually cover the cost of medical support equipment you may need if you have an accident or illness? If you do qualify for [+]

[Read More]

Is Health Insurance Actually Important For Me To Have?

People without health insurance usually seek less medical care and less timely care which can result in worse health outcomes. Why? Out of pocket expenses for healthcare can be too much of [+]

[Read More]

Had your COVID-19 vaccination? Manulife Vitality rewards you for that!

There’s nothing worse than getting sick regardless of your age, gender or physical ability. That’s why health insurance helps us pay for healthcare we need for ourselves and our family to stay [+]

[Read More]

What Mental Health Support Costs Does My Health Insurance Cover?

You and your family’s mental and behavioural health is so important. But all sorts of problems can and do happen, and result in a wide range of concerns like anxiety, depression, or [+]

[Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance (It’s Free!)

The beautiful thing about having a best friend is that a ‘bestie’ always has your back when you need it – helping, supporting and protecting you. And, that friend’s care comes free [+]

[Read More]

Why Your Small Business Plan Needs To Include Health Insurance

Business plans help you run your business. Having a good business plan is like having a guide working to help you start and manage things day to day, creating a structure for [+]

[Read More]

Why City of Toronto Retirees Should Have Health and Dental Insurance

The City of Toronto is Ontario’s municipal capital, formed in 1834. If you take a walk around downtown’s University of Toronto campus or the St. Lawrence Neighborhood, you can appreciate just how [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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, [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

Do You Need Dental Surgery? Here’s How Your Dental Insurance Can Help

While the nature of the injuries these days is much different than 200 years ago, the need for oral surgery hasn’t diminished. Many students of dentistry opt to become oral surgeons as [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

COVID-19 — Travel Insurance Safety Is Vital To Your Safety

During the pandemic, the Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential international travel. Some Canadians intend to travel outside Canada despite the travel advisories or for essential reasons. Here are some [+]

[Read More]

How to Buy Travel Insurance to Prepare for an Unexpected Trip

Travel insurance should always be included in your vacation budget, even if you’re travelling within Canada. Your provincial health plan or your insurance plan through your employer or credit card may not [+]

[Read More]

Manulife’s COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan

Manulife and SBIS strongly encourage you to adhere to the recommendations of the Government of Canada and medical professionals around the world during this time. But Manulife supports the health and safety [+]

[Read More]

What Free COVID-19 Travel Insurance Covers

Canadians travelling internationally should always follow government advisories. Travel insurers offer coverage that is aligned with the advisories, whether freedom to travel is restricted or not. As the world adapts and reopens [+]

[Read More]

What You Need To Know About Student Travel Insurance

When you leave home and travel to school, your destination may be another province or territory — or another country. Or are you coming to Canada for your studies? Wherever your studies [+]

[Read More]

Does Travel Insurance Cover Lost, Stolen or Damaged Baggage & Luggage?

Losing your suitcase, getting your baggage damaged or having your luggage stolen is a terrible experience (especially if it contains your passport!). Think about it. We are all worried about losing our [+]

[Read More]

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? [+]

[Read More]

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: [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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 [+]

[Read More]

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, [+]

[Read More]

Our Partners

SBIS Partner
SBIS Partner
SBIS Partner
SBIS Partner

Get in Touch!

    We’re here to help

    If you have any questions, would like more information or need assistance selecting a plan, please do not hesitate to call us.

    Business hours

    Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

    Head Office:
    Special Benefits Insurance Services
    366 Bay St, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5H 4B2

    North East Branch:
    Special Benefits Insurance Services
    3091 Chandler Dr, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1B6