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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.

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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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 [+]

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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 [+]

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What Three Things Are Guaranteed With Health Insurance?

If you are like most people, receiving a guarantee with the services and products you choose helps you to be a little less skeptical that they’ll do the job you need them [+]

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Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Right for Your Employees?

When you’re tasked with anything that affects an entire company of people, it can seem daunting. Making decisions on health insurance benefits can take time and energy – those limited and very [+]

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On The Move To Work Remotely? Pack Some Health Insurance

Sometimes we become all too aware of how impossible it is to switch off technology and life can feel unbalanced. The reverse of this ‘connected’ life experience is that technology at the [+]

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What Is The Most Valuable Component of Your Health Insurance?

It’s hard to think about health insurance without talking about COVID-19.  Sometimes it seems hard to think about anything without considering the effects of the pandemic game-changer.  It has sped up changes [+]

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How To Transform Employee Health Benefits

Costs remain a big concern in employee benefit plan design. Is your our organization torn between offering an innovative health benefit plan and affordability? It is a struggle to offer a generous [+]

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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 [+]

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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]

What Three Things Are Guaranteed With Health Insurance?

If you are like most people, receiving a guarantee with the services and products you choose helps you to be a little less skeptical that they’ll do the job you need them [+]

[Read More]

Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Right for Your Employees?

When you’re tasked with anything that affects an entire company of people, it can seem daunting. Making decisions on health insurance benefits can take time and energy – those limited and very [+]

[Read More]

On The Move To Work Remotely? Pack Some Health Insurance

Sometimes we become all too aware of how impossible it is to switch off technology and life can feel unbalanced. The reverse of this ‘connected’ life experience is that technology at the [+]

[Read More]

What Is The Most Valuable Component of Your Health Insurance?

It’s hard to think about health insurance without talking about COVID-19.  Sometimes it seems hard to think about anything without considering the effects of the pandemic game-changer.  It has sped up changes [+]

[Read More]

How To Transform Employee Health Benefits

Costs remain a big concern in employee benefit plan design. Is your our organization torn between offering an innovative health benefit plan and affordability? It is a struggle to offer a generous [+]

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Which Prescription Drugs are Covered by Health Insurance Plans?

When it comes to threats to our health, many diseases are communicable, while others can be spontaneous, environmental, or genetic. Some ailments can be cured with rest and minimal intervention, but others [+]

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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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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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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 [+]

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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 [+]

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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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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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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 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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