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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.

When to Change Health Insurance Plans

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt. Our needs change over time. The insurance plan you bought ten years ago may have been perfect for you at [+]

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Health Insurance Can Help You With Pain Management

Years ago, chronic pain was almost a thing of myth. Nobody wanted to admit that they were in crippling, inexplicable pain. Doctors chalked it up to mental illness, employers wouldn’t believe their [+]

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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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Get Dental Insurance Before You Need Dental Surgery!

Thankfully, we now live in a society where tooth extractions are the absolute last resort, and dentists will do everything in their power to save your teeth. Sometimes the measures they take [+]

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How to Avoid Expensive Dental Costs

Now think about how you could pay that dental bill without dental insurance. Would you be able to afford it? When faced with this question, most people opt to skip the dental [+]

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Health Insurance Dictionary

Acupuncture –An alternative medicine treatment involving having thin needles inserted into the body. This is used to treat many ailments including nausea, stress, pain, and addiction. While some may find it effective, [+]

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Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Destination Wedding?

Weddings create a huge market, and this is certainly true for destination weddings. Places like Cancun, Dominican Republic, and other tropical getaways are popular for this type of celebration. It’s a great [+]

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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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Interim Federal Health Program – Do you qualify?

However, this benefit is not granted immediately upon arrival in Canada. Those new to the country have a waiting period for health insurance while their residency status in Canada is determined. This [+]

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Three Benefits of Private Health Insurance

Financial Protection Without supplemental health insurance, you are responsible for paying for the cost of any treatment not covered by your provincial plan.  As the government continues to eliminate covered services, you [+]

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Purchasing Health Insurance: Five Questions to Ask

Whether you’re purchasing health insurance for the first time or you’ve had a plan before, here are five questions to ask during your search for the coverage that is right for you, [+]

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Extended Health Benefits

Many of our American friends assume that everything is covered by our universal healthcare, but that is probably the biggest misconception of all. Even some Canadians assume this — until the time [+]

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Choosing a Health Insurance Broker

There are many benefits to working with a broker.  They work with multiple providers, giving you a wide range of plans to choose from, so you can select the one that’s right [+]

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How Can I Get Health Insurance?

Government The primary source of insurance for Canadian residents is the government.  All residents are eligible to receive health insurance from the province where they live.  But the provincial plans do not [+]

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Who Needs Health Insurance?

Canada provides health insurance to all its residents, but your provincial plan covers only a handful of services and leaves many gaps in your healthcare coverage. Without additional insurance, you are left to [+]

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Get Health Insurance Quotes

Insurance Carrier Contact the insurance carrier directly.  When you call, a representative will assess your needs and recommend plans that meet those needs.  They will ask questions about your medical history and [+]

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