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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.

Is Health Insurance Actually Important For Me To Have?

People without health insurance usually seek less medical care and less timely care which can result in worse health outcomes. Why? Out of pocket expenses for healthcare can be too much of [+]

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Had your COVID-19 vaccination? Manulife Vitality rewards you for that!

There’s nothing worse than getting sick regardless of your age, gender or physical ability. That’s why health insurance helps us pay for healthcare we need for ourselves and our family to stay [+]

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How Dental Insurance Helps Your Employees Make a Great On-Camera Impression

Video-conferencing works to link our business virtually to new and existing customers. Now we find ourselves on camera a lot instead of in the board-room or at a client visit. There is [+]

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What Mental Health Support Costs Does My Health Insurance Cover?

You and your family’s mental and behavioural health is so important. But all sorts of problems can and do happen, and result in a wide range of concerns like anxiety, depression, or [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance (It’s Free!)

The beautiful thing about having a best friend is that a ‘bestie’ always has your back when you need it – helping, supporting and protecting you. And, that friend’s care comes free [+]

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Twelve Facts You Should Know About COVID-19 Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

If you plan on travelling during this pandemic, it is vital to protect yourself trip by trip with emergency medical coverage that includes COVID-19 expenses. Why is travel insurance important? Travel insurance [+]

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Why Your Small Business Plan Needs To Include Health Insurance

Business plans help you run your business. Having a good business plan is like having a guide working to help you start and manage things day to day, creating a structure for [+]

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Why City of Toronto Retirees Should Have Health and Dental Insurance

The City of Toronto is Ontario’s municipal capital, formed in 1834. If you take a walk around downtown’s University of Toronto campus or the St. Lawrence Neighborhood, you can appreciate just how [+]

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What Mental Health Support Costs Does My Health Insurance Cover?

You and your family’s mental and behavioural health is so important. But all sorts of problems can and do happen, and result in a wide range of concerns like anxiety, depression, or [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance (It’s Free!)

The beautiful thing about having a best friend is that a ‘bestie’ always has your back when you need it – helping, supporting and protecting you. And, that friend’s care comes free [+]

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Why Your Small Business Plan Needs To Include Health Insurance

Business plans help you run your business. Having a good business plan is like having a guide working to help you start and manage things day to day, creating a structure for [+]

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Why City of Toronto Retirees Should Have Health and Dental Insurance

The City of Toronto is Ontario’s municipal capital, formed in 1834. If you take a walk around downtown’s University of Toronto campus or the St. Lawrence Neighborhood, you can appreciate just how [+]

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What Three Things Are Guaranteed With Health Insurance?

If you are like most people, receiving a guarantee with the services and products you choose helps you to be a little less skeptical that they’ll do the job you need them [+]

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Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Right for Your Employees?

When you’re tasked with anything that affects an entire company of people, it can seem daunting. Making decisions on health insurance benefits can take time and energy – those limited and very [+]

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On The Move To Work Remotely? Pack Some Health Insurance

Sometimes we become all too aware of how impossible it is to switch off technology and life can feel unbalanced. The reverse of this ‘connected’ life experience is that technology at the [+]

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What Is The Most Valuable Component of Your Health Insurance?

It’s hard to think about health insurance without talking about COVID-19.  Sometimes it seems hard to think about anything without considering the effects of the pandemic game-changer.  It has sped up changes [+]

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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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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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Does Travel Insurance Cover Lost, Stolen or Damaged Baggage & Luggage?

Losing your suitcase, getting your baggage damaged or having your luggage stolen is a terrible experience (especially if it contains your passport!). Think about it. We are all worried about losing our [+]

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Travelling Soon? Try New TuGO Travel Insurance Options

At SBIS, we know you want travel insurance coverage that best fits your budget and your needs — and you want an insurance provider you can trust. Whether you are travelling for [+]

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The Impact of COVID-19 On Your Travel Insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a standstill and the demand for travel insurance quickly stopped. But we know that once the outbreak is over and global travel resumes, travel insurance will [+]

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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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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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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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