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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.

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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Health Insurance Can Help You Get a Medical Second Opinion (MSO)

At SBIS, we carefully select leading insurance providers and products to deliver the best coverage for our customers. We proudly partner with Manulife to offer Flexcare and FollowMe, and Association health insurance, [+]

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3 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

We all know the easiest way to make sure your healthcare expenses will be covered if you’re sick or injured while far from home is to purchase travel insurance for every trip. [+]

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What is Emergency Travel Assistance?

Think of your emergency assistance provider as a concierge to your travel insurance policy benefits. Emergency Travel Assistance (or ETA) is provided by the expert team available to help you when you [+]

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How to complete a travel insurance medical questionnaire

A travel insurance policy application will ask questions about your health and medical history once you reach a certain age. The reason? As we age, we are more likely to have medical [+]

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Why Caregivers Need Health Insurance

The good news is that more people survive critical illness and injury today, than ever before. The challenging news it that many survivors need care, and caring for a loved one who [+]

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OHIP+ Changes for those aged 24 and under

Here are the changes the Ontario Government made to OHIP+ that you should know about: Children and youth aged 24 and under who have a private drug plan will no longer be [+]

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Does Your Credit Card Travel Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Too often, people assume that they have all the travel insurance protection they need just by carrying their credit card. But this complimentary benefit is a “one size fits all” product. It may [+]

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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 [+]

[Read More]

Health Insurance Can Help You Get a Medical Second Opinion (MSO)

At SBIS, we carefully select leading insurance providers and products to deliver the best coverage for our customers. We proudly partner with Manulife to offer Flexcare and FollowMe, and Association health insurance, [+]

[Read More]

Why Caregivers Need Health Insurance

The good news is that more people survive critical illness and injury today, than ever before. The challenging news it that many survivors need care, and caring for a loved one who [+]

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OHIP+ Changes for those aged 24 and under

Here are the changes the Ontario Government made to OHIP+ that you should know about: Children and youth aged 24 and under who have a private drug plan will no longer be [+]

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Want to make a change to your Health Insurance plan?

It can be reassuring to choose health insurance that suits you, your lifestyle and your budget — because your health insurance will continue to be with you today, tomorrow and in the [+]

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Why do I need provincial coverage to qualify for health insurance?

In Canada we are lucky to have Medicare, our publicly funded healthcare system. Instead of having a single national plan, we have 13 provincial and territorial healthcare insurance plans. Under this system, [+]

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Does My Travel Insurance Cover Me in a Country With a Travel Advisory?

It is vital to check for travel advisories for your specific destination before booking your trip and a few days before leaving by going to https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This is Canada’s official source of [+]

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Will my travel medical insurance cover me for extreme sports?

All activities may not be covered To some of us, walking from the pool to a beach chair may be as close to an extreme sport as we care to get while [+]

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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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3 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

We all know the easiest way to make sure your healthcare expenses will be covered if you’re sick or injured while far from home is to purchase travel insurance for every trip. [+]

[Read More]

What is Emergency Travel Assistance?

Think of your emergency assistance provider as a concierge to your travel insurance policy benefits. Emergency Travel Assistance (or ETA) is provided by the expert team available to help you when you [+]

[Read More]

How to complete a travel insurance medical questionnaire

A travel insurance policy application will ask questions about your health and medical history once you reach a certain age. The reason? As we age, we are more likely to have medical [+]

[Read More]

Does Your Credit Card Travel Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Too often, people assume that they have all the travel insurance protection they need just by carrying their credit card. But this complimentary benefit is a “one size fits all” product. It may [+]

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Can I travel with marijuana?

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) recently conducted a study on what Canadians aged 18–60 across Canada know about the implications of travelling with marijuana*. Not surprisingly, how old you [+]

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Does My Travel Insurance Cover Me in a Country With a Travel Advisory?

It is vital to check for travel advisories for your specific destination before booking your trip and a few days before leaving by going to https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This is Canada’s official source of [+]

[Read More]

Will my travel medical insurance cover me for extreme sports?

All activities may not be covered To some of us, walking from the pool to a beach chair may be as close to an extreme sport as we care to get while [+]

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Taking a ski trip? Pack your Medical Travel Insurance!

When you are away from home — out of province or out of the country — your provincial medical coverage doesn’t pay for your healthcare expenses. That is why it’s vital to [+]

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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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