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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.

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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How Much Does Health Insurance Cost in Canada?

Comparatively speaking, we have it much better than our friends in the U.S., who don’t have universal health insurance. But while we do have coverage for some of the most expensive services, [+]

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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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Are Your Employees Losing Their Health Insurance?

However, sometimes a situation arises where an employee may find they have to leave the group plan that was provided for them. The question is, as their employer, what can you do [+]

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Going Away for Christmas? Get Travel Insurance!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or don’t observe the holidays at all, you might also opt to go to a sunny locale to beat the Canadian winter blues. Taking a trip [+]

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Are You Depressed? Health Insurance Can Help Save Your Life

Sometimes we get the “winter blahs,” but there are those who find themselves feeling down for an extended period of time. What if it’s not just weather related, but actual depression? How [+]

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When to Change Health Insurance Plans

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt. Our needs change over time. The insurance plan you bought ten years ago may have been perfect for you at [+]

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Time to Review Your Health Insurance Coverage

You Are Graduating From College If you’re currently in college and have an insurance plan, it’s likely that you are a dependent on a plan belonging to a parent. Most plans will [+]

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Health Insurance for Self Employed Individuals

One of the most popular ways Canadian residents obtain coverage is through an employer’s company-sponsored plan.  But that isn’t an option for those who are self-employed.  Being self-employed presents unique challenges for [+]

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Short Term Health Insurance

Why Do You Need Short Term Insurance? Most provinces have a 90-day waiting period before residents are eligible to receive coverage under the Government plans.  If you are a Canadian resident returning [+]

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Do You Need Travel Insurance?

Benefits of Travel Insurance If your existing health insurance plan does not provide coverage when you are traveling, or is not adequate for your needs, purchasing travel insurance is the only way [+]

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Health Insurance for Visitors to Canada

If you have loved ones who live outside Canada, they may not have access to insurance coverage for medical emergencies. Your provincial plan only covers residents, and wouldn’t pay any expenses for [+]

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How Can Small Businesses Help Their Employees Gain Access to Health Insurance?

If you are a business owner and you have employees who don’t qualify for health insurance under your company plan or you are unable to offer an employee-sponsored plan, there are ways [+]

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The Importance of Health Insurance for Children

The extent to which these additional benefits are covered varies greatly from province to province.  As a result, there may still be products and services that are not covered under the provincial [+]

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Qualifying for a Health Insurance Plan

Before you begin your search for a Canada health insurance plan, there are a few things you need to know about qualifying.  Some plans accept all applicants no matter what.  Others only [+]

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