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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 Has Homecare and Nursing Care Coverage

Today there is a greater emphasis on home care than in the recent past, as more people live longer and survive serious illness and surgery to the point that they can go [+]

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Shop Online For Manulife and GSC Health Insurance

SBIS helps you buy health benefits for both routine and unexpected health-related expenses. Some plans offer guaranteed acceptance, with no health questions asked, even if you have an existing health condition. If [+]

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Can I claim for virtual or remote delivery health services?

How health professionals help you and your family is evolving. To make it easier to provide patient care, many providers do not need to physically meet with you. More and more, it’s [+]

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Unemployed Health Insurance

Did you know there are supplemental health insurance plans you can purchase so you won’t have to worry about your health benefits not meeting your needs?  Or even worse, losing your benefits [+]

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How to Buy Health Insurance

For many people it is relatively simply to decide on your car insurance or even your life insurance. We understand the value of their benefits and when they will be paid. When [+]

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Health Insurance Mental Health Support

Mental health disorders we encounter are just as serious as physical ailments – and they can result in out-of-pocket healthcare costs not covered by your government health plan. That’s why health insurance [+]

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Change4Life Health Portal Available With GSC Health Insurance

Are you looking for a health insurance plan that rewards you for taking care of your health?  Then GSC’s Prism plans may just be what you are looking for. Every GSC Prism [+]

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Misconceptions about Health Insurance in Canada

Here are the five most common misconceptions about health insurance in Canada. Healthy people don’t need supplemental health insurance It’s true that those affected by chronic health conditions are more likely to [+]

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Health Insurance Has Homecare and Nursing Care Coverage

Today there is a greater emphasis on home care than in the recent past, as more people live longer and survive serious illness and surgery to the point that they can go [+]

[Read More]

Shop Online For Manulife and GSC Health Insurance

SBIS helps you buy health benefits for both routine and unexpected health-related expenses. Some plans offer guaranteed acceptance, with no health questions asked, even if you have an existing health condition. If [+]

[Read More]

Can I claim for virtual or remote delivery health services?

How health professionals help you and your family is evolving. To make it easier to provide patient care, many providers do not need to physically meet with you. More and more, it’s [+]

[Read More]

Unemployed Health Insurance

Did you know there are supplemental health insurance plans you can purchase so you won’t have to worry about your health benefits not meeting your needs?  Or even worse, losing your benefits [+]

[Read More]

How to Buy Health Insurance

For many people it is relatively simply to decide on your car insurance or even your life insurance. We understand the value of their benefits and when they will be paid. When [+]

[Read More]

Health Insurance Mental Health Support

Mental health disorders we encounter are just as serious as physical ailments – and they can result in out-of-pocket healthcare costs not covered by your government health plan. That’s why health insurance [+]

[Read More]

Change4Life Health Portal Available With GSC Health Insurance

Are you looking for a health insurance plan that rewards you for taking care of your health?  Then GSC’s Prism plans may just be what you are looking for. Every GSC Prism [+]

[Read More]

Misconceptions about Health Insurance in Canada

Here are the five most common misconceptions about health insurance in Canada. Healthy people don’t need supplemental health insurance It’s true that those affected by chronic health conditions are more likely to [+]

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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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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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The Magic of Multi-Trip Insurance

If you go on two or more adventures throughout the year, you may want to consider covering up to a full year’s worth of travel with one of our affordable multi-trip annual [+]

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Travelling Santas Need Travel Insurance!

We don’t know if Santa carries a travel insurance policy, but here is what he should be packing into his sack, because it can be risky out there whether you are travelling [+]

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How Long Can Canadians Stay Abroad?

Did you know that there are provincial healthcare qualification restrictions on travelling abroad, in addition to restrictions by the countries you may plan on visiting for an extended period? Canadians like to [+]

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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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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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