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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 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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Health Insurance Rewards Your Good Health Habits with Manulife Vitality™

As Canadians, we love to earn reward points on our loyalty programs — even as far back as the introduction of the iconic Canadian Tire money in 1958. Over 60 years later, [+]

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Health Insurance Helps Cover Vision Care Costs

Contact lenses, laser eye surgery, or prescription eye glasses — those out-of-pocket expenses may make you think twice about visiting an optometrist for an eye check-up. That’s why health insurance helps with [+]

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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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Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

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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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Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

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Six Things You Need to Understand About Your Health Insurance Plan

Supplemental health insurance plans can be invaluable to individuals and families who need additional coverage not offered under their provincial insurance plans. But health insurance does not come in a one-size-fits-all solution. So how [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance

The beautiful thing about healthcare in Canada is that many emergency and physician services are free for permanent residents. Our neighbours to the south often talk about how Canada’s healthcare plan is [+]

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Play Hockey? Get Health Insurance

Hockey season is underway, and as we all enjoy cheering on our favourite team, the health impacts from injuries for those who take to the ice as players can be very significant. [+]

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How to Complete Your Manulife Online Health Insurance Application

If you are like most people, you know that relying solely on your government health coverage can leave you with medical bills for prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and therapy that [+]

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Why individual health and dental plans can cost more than your old group plan

Both group and individual health and dental plans can protect you against out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, like prescription drugs, dental care, physiotherapy or chiropractic care, eyeglasses and more. But when you compare [+]

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The Importance of Health Insurance for Children

Under the Canada Health Act, all Canadian residents, including children, have access to medically necessary treatment through their province or territory’s health insurance plan. In certain provinces and territories, some children may enjoy [+]

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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 [+]

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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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Dental Insurance Dictionary

Basic dental services An umbrella term for dental services that generally include exams, x-rays, polishing, scaling, root planing, endodontic services and tooth removal. Bitewing x-rays A type of x-ray that you bite [+]

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Dental Insurance Checklist

If you don’t have a plan or your existing one isn’t cutting it for you, it’s a great idea to put a little research into finding something that will meet all your [+]

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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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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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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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Saved by Travel Insurance: Jane’s Real-Life Story (video)

Most everyone knows that purchasing travel insurance not only protects you and your loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, it also helps to protect your bank account. But did you [+]

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The End of the Out-of-Country Travellers program is coming for Ontarians

The Ontario government announced in April 2019 that it would stop covering the medical costs of Ontarians travelling outside Canada, terminating OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program. Here is what you need to [+]

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Steer Clear of Hefty Hospital Bills When You Travel

Scooter, motorcycle, moped, vespa, or bicycle — the choices can be endless when choosing a two-wheeled ride for your overseas holiday. There are a lot of reasons renting one is a great [+]

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Saved by Travel Insurance: Malcolm’s Real-Life Story (video)

Educating yourself on travel insurance may not seem exciting, but sometimes just understanding how important travel insurance was in one person’s experience can be eye-opening. Purchasing travel insurance not only protects you [+]

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Does travel insurance cover hurricanes?

Most Canadians know the importance of getting medical travel insurance before they travel, but they may not be as aware of the importance of trip cancellation and interruption insurance to help prevent [+]

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What is and isn’t covered by Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance

Cancelled trips are a primary concern for travellers. The cost of your trip is quite an investment—one that may have taken years of budgeting and planning. A lot can happen in the [+]

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Do I need travel insurance for trips within Canada?

Are you one of the many Canadians who loves to explore everything our country has to offer? Whether it’s a ski trip out west, whale watching in the Atlantic, or a weekend [+]

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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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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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10 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know

That’s a shame because a good dental self-care routine is critical to proper oral healthcare. Though the frequency of your visits may vary based on your needs and your health and dental [+]

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5 Ways to Avoid a Problem with Your Travel Insurance Claim

Some travel insurance policies, thankfully, go without claims because the trip was uneventful. However, if you do find yourself sitting in an emergency room far away from home, you’ll never be mad [+]

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Younger Workers Need a Health Insurance Strategy

To help form part of a plan for tomorrow, today’s young workers need a health insurance strategy to take care of their current and future healthcare needs. Health Insurance Challenges Facing Millennials [+]

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Travel Insurance in Times of Global Uncertainty

When planning a trip for work, pleasure or personal reasons, it’s important to know what’s happening in the world around you. This year, many Canadians are changing their travel plans due to [+]

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What Do Dentists Think About Halloween?

One group of healthcare professionals in particular has some ideas on the subject of the annual festival of Trick or Treating adventures. What do dentists think of Halloween? Dental Care Tips from [+]

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Insurance Issues in the Medical Marijuana Debate in Canada

On April 20, 2017, the Canadian Federal Government announced that recreational use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) will be legal in Canada by Canada Day 2018. For many Canadians, this settles [+]

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Dental Care at Every Age

To help you understand what to do to get the most out of your health and dental insurance with proper follow-up care, we’ve prepared the following guide for dental care at every [+]

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