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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.

Get Health Insurance if You’re Pregnant, or Planning to Be!

When we think of protecting our children, we usually think of home security, getting them safely to school, or keeping them away from violent video games and movies; but truthfully, one of [+]

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Temporarily Moving to Canada? You Need Health Insurance

Canada is a popular place for non-Canadian citizens to enroll in post-secondary education. Our universities welcome people from around the globe who want to learn in the best schools. We happen to [+]

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Just How Free is Canada’s Healthcare?

Douglas and the NDP believed that healthcare was a social good, rather than a political commodity. It seemed clear to him that Canadians needed a universal healthcare plan to offset the rising [+]

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Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Canada for the Self-Employed?

Lines 330 and 331 of the Canadian tax return refer to the Medical Expense Tax Credit that allows individuals to be reimbursed for certain medical expenses, but it’s not immediately obvious what [+]

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How to Submit a Claim to Your Health Insurance Provider

Health insurance is designed to offset your costs and provide you with a cushion, should your health fail. Many Canadians depend on their health insurance plans to fill in the gaps where [+]

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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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Are You Self-Employed and Looking for Health and Dental Insurance?

As you are effectively your own boss, you have to think about what you would want if someone else was your manager. What would you want them to provide for you? Sometimes [+]

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New Edition of the OHIP+ for Ontario Residents

On January 1, 2018, the Ontario government introduced a new pharmacare plan called “OHIP+,” allowing prescription drug coverage for eligible Ontario residents aged 24 and below. Rather than paying for drugs out [+]

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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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