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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.

Vacation Time At Your Small Business? Don’t Forget Employee Travel Insurance

Whether you leave the vacation request binder in the employee lounge, or have an online booking system, its important to make sure employees are content knowing they have a week or two [+]

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More TuGo Travel Insurance Claim Facts You Want To Know Including COVID-19 Coverage

Getting back to travelling and choosing the right travel insurance can be easy (especially with the help of SBIS). Understanding how COVID impacts your travel insurance claim is not quite as simple. [+]

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Graduating? Discover Three Ways To Get The Health Insurance You Need

You may not have been paying much attention while you were studying at school, but have you learned that public health insurance in Canada does not cover every health service and product [+]

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Read This Important Update On Travel Insurance Now

With a Level 2 advisory in place, the Canadian government no longer recommends that vaccinated Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes. That’s a green light to travel! And it gives you greater [+]

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The Real-Life Travel Insurance COVID-19 Claim Stories You Need To Know

These days, the number one concern on most travellers’ minds is, “Will I be covered for COVID-19?” Travelling anywhere comes with a set of unprecedented risks that, as a traveller, require you [+]

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Rely On Health Insurance To Take Better Control Of Your Health And Wellness

Life can be, and has been, challenging – and we all have strengths and weaknesses when faced with a challenge. Today more than ever we understand that taking care of our physical [+]

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Ready For Travel Adventure? Here Is Your Travel Insurance Destination Guide

The most important thing you can pack for your trip is a travel insurance policy that can help protect your family financially if you are sick or injured while away. You should [+]

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How Health Insurance Helps You Hire Employees During A Labour Shortage

Businesses large and small have been facing obstacles related to the workforce in 2022. According to Statistics Canada’s Canadian Survey on Business Conditions for the first quarter, only about 65% of the [+]

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Graduating? Discover Three Ways To Get The Health Insurance You Need

You may not have been paying much attention while you were studying at school, but have you learned that public health insurance in Canada does not cover every health service and product [+]

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Rely On Health Insurance To Take Better Control Of Your Health And Wellness

Life can be, and has been, challenging – and we all have strengths and weaknesses when faced with a challenge. Today more than ever we understand that taking care of our physical [+]

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How Health Insurance Helps You Hire Employees During A Labour Shortage

Businesses large and small have been facing obstacles related to the workforce in 2022. According to Statistics Canada’s Canadian Survey on Business Conditions for the first quarter, only about 65% of the [+]

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NEW! Discover Manulife Health and Dental Guaranteed Issue Plan

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have government healthcare that covers doctors’ visits, in‐hospital procedures and so on. But there’s a lot that’s not covered — like prescription drugs, eyeglasses, dental care and [+]

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How To Find Your Best Health Insurance Match For Your Small Business

Knowing how to take care of your work team’s health insurance needs can be challenging, especially when you are starting out or scaling up your small business. Employee benefits are important, and [+]

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Afraid Of Inflation And Your Healthcare Costs? Help Secure Your Future With Health Insurance

The year-over-year change in prices in Canada is outpacing gains in wages, meaning Canadians are facing inflation and a strain on their budgets. What if you or someone in your family unexpectedly [+]

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Why You Need Dental Insurance To Protect Against Out-Of-Pocket Expenses

Keeping your teeth and gums clean isn’t just important for maintaining a happy and healthy smile. It’s important for maintaining your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to serious medical conditions, [+]

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How Health Insurance Can Help You Stay Healthy This Winter

Participating in outdoor activities in the winter can really lift your spirits and improve your health. All that exercise releases endorphins to make you feel happy. And if it’s sunny you gain [+]

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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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More TuGo Travel Insurance Claim Facts You Want To Know Including COVID-19 Coverage

Getting back to travelling and choosing the right travel insurance can be easy (especially with the help of SBIS). Understanding how COVID impacts your travel insurance claim is not quite as simple. [+]

[Read More]

Read This Important Update On Travel Insurance Now

With a Level 2 advisory in place, the Canadian government no longer recommends that vaccinated Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes. That’s a green light to travel! And it gives you greater [+]

[Read More]

The Real-Life Travel Insurance COVID-19 Claim Stories You Need To Know

These days, the number one concern on most travellers’ minds is, “Will I be covered for COVID-19?” Travelling anywhere comes with a set of unprecedented risks that, as a traveller, require you [+]

[Read More]

Ready For Travel Adventure? Here Is Your Travel Insurance Destination Guide

The most important thing you can pack for your trip is a travel insurance policy that can help protect your family financially if you are sick or injured while away. You should [+]

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Infographic: COVID Challenging Your Travel Plans? Good News! TuGo Travel Insurance Has Got You and Your Visitors Covered

It’s vital to protect yourself against unexpected illnesses or injuries while you’re away from home with Emergency Medical Travel Insurance. While provincial healthcare covers hospitalization, coverage can be limited outside your home [+]

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Do You Find Completing Travel Insurance Forms A Challenge? Avoid These 3 Mistakes!

No matter what the season, you can be forgiven for spending your time searching for last minute travel deals, eagerly hoping to get out of town for a week or two. If [+]

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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 [+]

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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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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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