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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.

Three Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Your Health Insurance

When major life events like a pandemic test our emotional and mental well-being and our marriages, sometimes the result is the end of our relationships. Why? It may be that spending too [+]

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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 [+]

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How to Offer Employee Assistance with a Small Group Health Plan

When you’re a small business owner, your time is valuable. To simplify the selection and reduce the cost of your group benefits package, at SBIS we offer GMS Group Advantage, a health [+]

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Health Insurance for Canadian Retirees

While employed full-time, many Canadians are in the fortunate position of having company-provided health and dental insurance to help offset the costs of these services that fall outside the provincial and territorial [+]

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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 [+]

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No Employee Benefits? Now You Need Health Insurance

A nice perk for some people who work is that their employer provides benefits. But more and more Canadians don’t have that advantage. They are self-employed. Once you’re in business for yourself, [+]

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Is Health Insurance Important When I Retire?

Health insurance benefits are an important part of an employee’s compensation package. Did you know that when you retire, you will likely lose those benefits and the peace of mind they provide? [+]

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Do I have to be in good health to apply for health insurance?

Health insurance helps pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses not covered by our government health plan — and that’s vital to protecting your finances. But if you have a pre-existing health condition before [+]

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Three Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Your Health Insurance

When major life events like a pandemic test our emotional and mental well-being and our marriages, sometimes the result is the end of our relationships. Why? It may be that spending too [+]

[Read More]

How to Offer Employee Assistance with a Small Group Health Plan

When you’re a small business owner, your time is valuable. To simplify the selection and reduce the cost of your group benefits package, at SBIS we offer GMS Group Advantage, a health [+]

[Read More]

Health Insurance for Canadian Retirees

While employed full-time, many Canadians are in the fortunate position of having company-provided health and dental insurance to help offset the costs of these services that fall outside the provincial and territorial [+]

[Read More]

No Employee Benefits? Now You Need Health Insurance

A nice perk for some people who work is that their employer provides benefits. But more and more Canadians don’t have that advantage. They are self-employed. Once you’re in business for yourself, [+]

[Read More]

Is Health Insurance Important When I Retire?

Health insurance benefits are an important part of an employee’s compensation package. Did you know that when you retire, you will likely lose those benefits and the peace of mind they provide? [+]

[Read More]

Do I have to be in good health to apply for health insurance?

Health insurance helps pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses not covered by our government health plan — and that’s vital to protecting your finances. But if you have a pre-existing health condition before [+]

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Looking for Health Insurance? Discover GMS Plans!

At SBIS, we know you want health insurance coverage that best fits your budget and your needs — and you want an insurance provider you can trust. Whether you are just starting [+]

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Get Help Managing Your Prescriptions + Home Delivery

For many years, hospitals and other institutions have used special medication dispensing systems to help patients adhere to their prescription instructions. Now, GSC includes PocketPills with your health insurance options as just [+]

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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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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 [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why and When You Should Go

It’s funny how we use our mouths to chew, swallow, speak, breathe, kiss, and much more, and yet they’re the last things on our minds when we consider our health. Your teeth [+]

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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 [+]

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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 [+]

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Travelling Soon? Try New TuGO Travel Insurance Options

At SBIS, we know you want travel insurance coverage that best fits your budget and your needs — and you want an insurance provider you can trust. Whether you are travelling for [+]

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The Impact of COVID-19 On Your Travel Insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a standstill and the demand for travel insurance quickly stopped. But we know that once the outbreak is over and global travel resumes, travel insurance will [+]

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OHIP Out-of-Country Travellers Program Has Ended. Travel Insurance is Needed

Are you making plans to go to Mexico? Do you have that all-inclusive vacation booked to Cuba or the Dominican Republic? Or maybe this is the year for that long-planned trip to [+]

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Travel Advisory and my Travel Insurance: FAQ

Travel insurance protects you from unexpected out-of-pocket costs for eligible expenses when you are travelling outside of Canada – but you must pay attention to government travel advisories. The Government of Canada [+]

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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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Why You Need Custom Orthotics: It’s all in the Shoes

Thankfully, shoes have improved over the years. Someone smart finally realized that if shoes fit each foot correctly, they would be more comfortable. Now, shoes are no longer just protective barriers from [+]

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