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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.

Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

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Visitors to Canada Need Health Insurance

According to Statistics Canada, Canada is welcoming more than 31 million travellers from abroad every year! Whether they are visiting from the U.S., Europe or Asia, it’s important the visitors know that [+]

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Super Visa Private Emergency Medical Insurance for Visiting Parents and Grandparents

Family is so important, and if yours lives in another country, you know what it’s like to want them to visit and stay for a while. The good news when it comes [+]

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How to avoid big healthcare bills this Black Friday

Every November on Black Friday in the United States, Canadians get ready for their seasonal trip over the border looking for shopping deals. Hunting for rock-bottom prices can be exhilarating and a [+]

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Six Things You Need to Understand About Your Health Insurance Plan

Supplemental health insurance plans can be invaluable to individuals and families who need additional coverage not offered under their provincial insurance plans. But health insurance does not come in a one-size-fits-all solution. So how [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance

The beautiful thing about healthcare in Canada is that many emergency and physician services are free for permanent residents. Our neighbours to the south often talk about how Canada’s healthcare plan is [+]

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Play Hockey? Get Health Insurance

Hockey season is underway, and as we all enjoy cheering on our favourite team, the health impacts from injuries for those who take to the ice as players can be very significant. [+]

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How to Complete Your Manulife Online Health Insurance Application

If you are like most people, you know that relying solely on your government health coverage can leave you with medical bills for prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and therapy that [+]

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Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

[Read More]

Six Things You Need to Understand About Your Health Insurance Plan

Supplemental health insurance plans can be invaluable to individuals and families who need additional coverage not offered under their provincial insurance plans. But health insurance does not come in a one-size-fits-all solution. So how [+]

[Read More]

The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance

The beautiful thing about healthcare in Canada is that many emergency and physician services are free for permanent residents. Our neighbours to the south often talk about how Canada’s healthcare plan is [+]

[Read More]

Play Hockey? Get Health Insurance

Hockey season is underway, and as we all enjoy cheering on our favourite team, the health impacts from injuries for those who take to the ice as players can be very significant. [+]

[Read More]

How to Complete Your Manulife Online Health Insurance Application

If you are like most people, you know that relying solely on your government health coverage can leave you with medical bills for prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and therapy that [+]

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Why individual health and dental plans can cost more than your old group plan

Both group and individual health and dental plans can protect you against out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, like prescription drugs, dental care, physiotherapy or chiropractic care, eyeglasses and more. But when you compare [+]

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The Importance of Health Insurance for Children

Under the Canada Health Act, all Canadian residents, including children, have access to medically necessary treatment through their province or territory’s health insurance plan. In certain provinces and territories, some children may enjoy [+]

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Why You Should Have Hospital Coverage

You never know when you might need to go to the hospital. From accidents and illnesses to chronic conditions, people find themselves in the hospital without warning all the time. If you [+]

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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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Why You Need the Perfect Insurance Plan for Your Children

Our caring and nurturing doesn’t stop at feeding and clothing, it extends to the well-being of our children in all ways. That includes making sure they have an education, a clean environment, [+]

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Visitors to Canada Need Health Insurance

According to Statistics Canada, Canada is welcoming more than 31 million travellers from abroad every year! Whether they are visiting from the U.S., Europe or Asia, it’s important the visitors know that [+]

[Read More]

Super Visa Private Emergency Medical Insurance for Visiting Parents and Grandparents

Family is so important, and if yours lives in another country, you know what it’s like to want them to visit and stay for a while. The good news when it comes [+]

[Read More]

How to avoid big healthcare bills this Black Friday

Every November on Black Friday in the United States, Canadians get ready for their seasonal trip over the border looking for shopping deals. Hunting for rock-bottom prices can be exhilarating and a [+]

[Read More]

Saved by Travel Insurance: Jane’s Real-Life Story (video)

Most everyone knows that purchasing travel insurance not only protects you and your loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, it also helps to protect your bank account. But did you [+]

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The End of the Out-of-Country Travellers program is coming for Ontarians

The Ontario government announced in April 2019 that it would stop covering the medical costs of Ontarians travelling outside Canada, terminating OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program. Here is what you need to [+]

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Steer Clear of Hefty Hospital Bills When You Travel

Scooter, motorcycle, moped, vespa, or bicycle — the choices can be endless when choosing a two-wheeled ride for your overseas holiday. There are a lot of reasons renting one is a great [+]

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Saved by Travel Insurance: Malcolm’s Real-Life Story (video)

Educating yourself on travel insurance may not seem exciting, but sometimes just understanding how important travel insurance was in one person’s experience can be eye-opening. Purchasing travel insurance not only protects you [+]

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Does travel insurance cover hurricanes?

Most Canadians know the importance of getting medical travel insurance before they travel, but they may not be as aware of the importance of trip cancellation and interruption insurance to help prevent [+]

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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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Massage Therapy: Why Something So Fantastic Has to Be Reasonable and Customary

The after-effects are wondrous, giving you relief from the stresses of life. To some, massage therapy is a real luxury to be paid out of pocket, while others are fortunate to have [+]

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