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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 Your Dental Fee Guide is Important and How to Understand It

Decoding the Codes Every procedure, every appliance, and every exam has a specific code. For example, you may have had a recall exam, where your dentist checks for cavities; some scaling, where [+]

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Dental Insurance: How to Fill in the Gaps

When you’re young, you have other things to worry about than your teeth. No one believes, when they’re in the prime of their lives, that someday they’ll fall apart — and it [+]

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Health Insurance in Retirement

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Many full-time employees are offered access to health coverage through an employer-sponsored health insurance plan. Usually, an employee keeps this plan until they either quit the job, or retire. [+]

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How Affordable is Health Insurance?

Get Out Your Calculator In order to estimate how much your health insurance will cost, you must consider all the expenses that go with it: premiums, deductibles, and co-payments. The premium is [+]

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What You Need To Know About Your Basic Dental Coverage

The next challenge for you is figuring out what exactly your plan covers. There are so many different programs; it’s understandable to have questions. If you have what is called “Basic Dental [+]

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Vision Care Coverage – See Your Benefits Clearly

Are Eye Exams Covered by Your Provincial Plan or Your Supplemental Plan? Depending on where you live, eye exams might be covered by your provincial plan. In Ontario, eye exams are covered [+]

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Health Insurance Myths

It simply isn’t worth the risk of getting sick and not having insurance. If you experience a medical emergency, it’s important that you already have coverage in place to ensure access to [+]

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Five Things You Need to Understand About Your Dental Insurance Plan

Imagine this.  You are sitting back and relaxing, watching Netflix.  You reach for the last bite of popcorn… and ouch!  Can you believe you just damaged your tooth! Hefty dental bills can [+]

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Short Term Health Insurance

Why Do You Need Short Term Insurance? Most provinces have a 90-day waiting period before residents are eligible to receive coverage under the Government plans.  If you are a Canadian resident returning [+]

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Do You Need Travel Insurance?

Benefits of Travel Insurance If your existing health insurance plan does not provide coverage when you are traveling, or is not adequate for your needs, purchasing travel insurance is the only way [+]

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Health Insurance for Visitors to Canada

If you have loved ones who live outside Canada, they may not have access to insurance coverage for medical emergencies. Your provincial plan only covers residents, and wouldn’t pay any expenses for [+]

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How Can Small Businesses Help Their Employees Gain Access to Health Insurance?

If you are a business owner and you have employees who don’t qualify for health insurance under your company plan or you are unable to offer an employee-sponsored plan, there are ways [+]

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The Importance of Health Insurance for Children

The extent to which these additional benefits are covered varies greatly from province to province.  As a result, there may still be products and services that are not covered under the provincial [+]

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Qualifying for a Health Insurance Plan

Before you begin your search for a Canada health insurance plan, there are a few things you need to know about qualifying.  Some plans accept all applicants no matter what.  Others only [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker for Purchasing Health Insurance

Every province has different coverage, but there are still many routine and emergency medical treatments that Canadians must pay for out of pocket. That’s where health insurance comes in. Having a plan [+]

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What do I Need to Know Before I Purchase Health Insurance?

What is Covered? Health insurance plans offer varying levels of coverage for different products and services, such as prescription drugs, vision care, extended healthcare, treatment by specialists and more.  However, all products [+]

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