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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.

If you have Diabetes you need Dental Insurance For Good Oral Health

Diabetes is a disease that doesn’t discriminate between age, gender or race, and effects about 1 in 10 Canadians. If you have pre-diabetes or diabetes, you need to take special precautions around [+]

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What Is The Cost Of (Not Having) Health Insurance For Your Small Business?

The pressure to offer higher wages due to labour shortages is felt by many entrepreneurs. According to the September 2021 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC.ca) study, the pressure of labour shortages [+]

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Are You A Single Parent? Tips On Choosing And Using Health Insurance

If you are like 1.8M other Canadians¹, you know that being a single parent of one child or several children can be stressful, and that can take a toll on your health. [+]

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Offboarding Employees — Best Practices on Helping Them Obtain Health Insurance

Does your employee offboarding process to formally disengage an employee when they are terminated, resign, or retire include a health insurance transition option? Employee offboarding is an essential stage of the employee [+]

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Did You Know That The Health Insurance You Depend On May Retire When You Do?

When transitioning into retirement protect yourself against costly medical expenses.  Your prescription drugs, glasses and dental bills may not be covered by your government health insurance plan and these costs can quickly [+]

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The Top Three Health Insurance Features You Need For Your Active Lifestyle

Sometimes we lead an active lifestyle because our work demands it. Sometimes we choose that lifestyle because it: Makes us feel happier Getting active releases endorphins that produce positive feelings and reduce [+]

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Don’t Worry — Travel Insurance Can Cover You If Your Health Has Changed

A standard emergency medical travel insurance policy will include coverage for pre-existing medical conditions — provided you meet the insurer’s stability requirements. What does that mean? That means it is important to [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why You Should Go and How Dental Insurance Helps

When we think about our health, what do we usually think about right away? Our cardio-respiratory systems? Our allergies or our weight? We tend to forget about our teeth and gums. It’s [+]

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Are You A Single Parent? Tips On Choosing And Using Health Insurance

If you are like 1.8M other Canadians¹, you know that being a single parent of one child or several children can be stressful, and that can take a toll on your health. [+]

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Did You Know That The Health Insurance You Depend On May Retire When You Do?

When transitioning into retirement protect yourself against costly medical expenses.  Your prescription drugs, glasses and dental bills may not be covered by your government health insurance plan and these costs can quickly [+]

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The Top Three Health Insurance Features You Need For Your Active Lifestyle

Sometimes we lead an active lifestyle because our work demands it. Sometimes we choose that lifestyle because it: Makes us feel happier Getting active releases endorphins that produce positive feelings and reduce [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why You Should Go and How Dental Insurance Helps

When we think about our health, what do we usually think about right away? Our cardio-respiratory systems? Our allergies or our weight? We tend to forget about our teeth and gums. It’s [+]

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Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Provide Prescription Drug Health Insurance

Drug benefits are important. The majority (82%) of Canadians with access to health benefit plans used their drug plan at least once in the past year, according to the Sanofi Canada Healthcare [+]

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How to Help Employees Ease into Retirement With Health Insurance

Nobody needs the stress of financial worry. That’s why having a job with paid benefits is so highly valued by most Canadians. We are all fortunate to have provincial health insurance coverage, [+]

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4 Sure Signs it’s Time to Get Health Insurance

When we’re going through a major life change (finishing school, changing jobs, retirement, etc.), it’s the perfect time to review our financial plans. In many cases, this will include evaluating your needs [+]

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How To Save Money on Health Insurance With Manulife Vitality

It’s exciting! Manulife is growing the Vitality Program available for new Flexcare and FollowMe Health Insurance plan members only! Health insurance helps you prepare for unexpected healthcare costs you face when an [+]

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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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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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COVID-19 — Travel Insurance Safety Is Vital To Your Safety

During the pandemic, the Government of Canada continues to advise against non-essential international travel. Some Canadians intend to travel outside Canada despite the travel advisories or for essential reasons. Here are some [+]

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How to Buy Travel Insurance to Prepare for an Unexpected Trip

Travel insurance should always be included in your vacation budget, even if you’re travelling within Canada. Your provincial health plan or your insurance plan through your employer or credit card may not [+]

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Manulife’s COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan

Manulife and SBIS strongly encourage you to adhere to the recommendations of the Government of Canada and medical professionals around the world during this time. But Manulife supports the health and safety [+]

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What Free COVID-19 Travel Insurance Covers

Canadians travelling internationally should always follow government advisories. Travel insurers offer coverage that is aligned with the advisories, whether freedom to travel is restricted or not. As the world adapts and reopens [+]

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What You Need To Know About Student Travel Insurance

When you leave home and travel to school, your destination may be another province or territory — or another country. Or are you coming to Canada for your studies? Wherever your studies [+]

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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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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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