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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.

Travel Health Insurance Makes Sense For Short Cross-Border Trips

Usually, these short journeys are in search of shopping deals south of the border. Whether it’s in search of new clothes, a new mobile device, gasoline or even larger expenditures such as [+]

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Have Dental Insurance Ready For Your Baby’s First Visit

Every child is unique, and so are their teeth! They are one of a kind, and should last a lifetime. And they can, with good preventative care. Just as you teach your [+]

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Do you Need A Dental Insurance Predetermination?

Get the treatment details in writing Ask how much the treatment plan will cost. If your treatment will cost $300 or more you must ask your dentist for a written pre-treatment estimate [+]

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Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget Your Health Insurance

Make sure you know about your health insurance Frequently, one spouse is less aware of financial details and arrangements, but both individuals need to have an accurate picture of their economic situation. [+]

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How To Help Keep Your ‘On Demand’ Work Team Healthy

From accounting to web design, marketing to deliveries, your business likely depends on a non-full-time team of individuals to meet administration, production, sales and customer service needs. Contract or precarious employment is [+]

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Tips For Managing Your Travel Insurance Claim

First, call the doctor If you or your family member has an illness that prevents you from going on your trip you will need proof from a doctor — advising you that [+]

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Top 5 Reasons Employers Should Introduce a Dental Insurance Plan

1. It’s a highly appreciated benefit The 2018 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey asked plan members to choose what they value most about their health benefit plan. Fifty-one percent said they valued its [+]

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How to Choose Your Retirement Health Insurance Plan

Why buy health insurance? Health and dental insurance is a way for people to save on healthcare costs not covered by their provincial government plan. Expenses like prescription drugs, dental care, hearing [+]

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Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget Your Health Insurance

Make sure you know about your health insurance Frequently, one spouse is less aware of financial details and arrangements, but both individuals need to have an accurate picture of their economic situation. [+]

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How to Choose Your Retirement Health Insurance Plan

Why buy health insurance? Health and dental insurance is a way for people to save on healthcare costs not covered by their provincial government plan. Expenses like prescription drugs, dental care, hearing [+]

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Free Look Gives You 100% Confidence In Your Travel Insurance Plan

Imagine all the reasons your trip may go a little off course: you have elderly parents and will need to return home quickly to care for them your destination has an unexpected [+]

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Will Insurance Companies Offer Coverage for Medical Marijuana?

The experience at Veterans Affairs Canada Part of the hesitation insurers have comes from lax prescribing practices. Many doctors who regularly prescribe pot don’t do proper patient examinations or follow-ups, according to [+]

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What Are Your 6 Top Factors For Choosing Travel Medical Insurance?

In 2018, the Canadian Association of Financial Institutions (CAFII) surveyed over 1,200 travel medical insurance buyers, asking what factors affected their choice of travel medical insurance. Here are the findings. Factor #1: [+]

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How To Submit Your Health Insurance Claims on the Go

One Download for Quick and Convenient Claims By using your insurance provider’s claims app, you will get many (or all) of these online services: Submit paramedical service, counselling, speech therapy and massage [+]

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Health Benefit Insights For Small Business Owners

But Canada is run by small businesses, so here are some important takeaways when your business has chosen to provide individual health insurance. You can use this insight even if your business [+]

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Discover What Canadians Think About Travel Medical Insurance

What do we love about travel medical insurance? Eight in ten Canadians love the value this important insurance provides when they are travelling out of their home province. Among those who purchased [+]

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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

A prime example of this is dental insurance. A fall or a playground accident can result in a hefty dental bill, and this will affect their treatment options, so it’s wise to [+]

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Discover What Canadians Think About Travel Medical Insurance

What do we love about travel medical insurance? Eight in ten Canadians love the value this important insurance provides when they are travelling out of their home province. Among those who purchased [+]

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Your out of country visitors need travel health insurance

Now your friends and family may drop by more frequently thanks to more relaxed visa requirements and more direct flights to Canada. If they hadn’t had Canada on their bucket list before, [+]

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Travel Medical Insurance Is Helpful If You Get Traveller’s Tummy

You’re good at planning your vacations and business trips. But did you remember that planning what you’ll eat can be an important part of any trip away from home? Being on the [+]

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When is the Best Time to Purchase Travel Insurance?

Most people figure out where they’re going before they do anything else, and adjust the rest of their preparations around the time and place they’ll be away. Do you want to go [+]

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Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Destination Wedding?

Weddings create a huge market, and this is certainly true for destination weddings. Places like Cancun, Dominican Republic, and other tropical getaways are popular for this type of celebration. It’s a great [+]

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Do I Need Insurance When Travelling Within Canada?

Perhaps best of all, every Canadian resident is eligible for government healthcare, so you don’t need to worry about travel insurance, right? Not so fast, adventurous traveller! Virtually every provincial health ministry [+]

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Travel Insurance Destination Guide

It seems the only real limit is deciding where to go for a March Break vacation. Of course you know that the most important thing you can pack for your trip is [+]

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Travelling with a Pre-Existing Condition

Those with pre-existing conditions are often convinced that as long as their medical issue is under control when they leave the country, there is no reason to buy travel insurance. Nothing could [+]

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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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Healthy Resolutions for 2017

Health and dental insurance can help you better manage many aspects of your health, but most of the effort will have to come from you. If you have pledged to make 2017 [+]

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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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