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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.

How Do My Dental Insurance Maximums Work?

Luckily, there are ways to get treatment and save money – that’s why we have insurance! Since the mid-1950s, dental insurance has been a crucial means of saving people money when they [+]

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Can’t Afford Group Insurance for Your Employees?

When you look at large employers like school boards, unions and hospitals, for example, they have employee packages to attract people to their workforce. Living wages, sick days, vacation time…those are all [+]

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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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Are You a Retiring City of Vancouver Employee?

Like other provinces, British Columbia provides healthcare for its residents and offers many services to keep everyone safe and healthy. As Canadians, we are very fortunate to have free hospital and physician [+]

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Get Health Insurance if You’re Pregnant, or Planning to Be!

When we think of protecting our children, we usually think of home security, getting them safely to school, or keeping them away from violent video games and movies; but truthfully, one of [+]

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Temporarily Moving to Canada? You Need Health Insurance

Canada is a popular place for non-Canadian citizens to enroll in post-secondary education. Our universities welcome people from around the globe who want to learn in the best schools. We happen to [+]

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Just How Free is Canada’s Healthcare?

Douglas and the NDP believed that healthcare was a social good, rather than a political commodity. It seemed clear to him that Canadians needed a universal healthcare plan to offset the rising [+]

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Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Canada for the Self-Employed?

Lines 330 and 331 of the Canadian tax return refer to the Medical Expense Tax Credit that allows individuals to be reimbursed for certain medical expenses, but it’s not immediately obvious what [+]

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Purchasing Health Insurance: Five Questions to Ask

Whether you’re purchasing health insurance for the first time or you’ve had a plan before, here are five questions to ask during your search for the coverage that is right for you, [+]

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Extended Health Benefits

Many of our American friends assume that everything is covered by our universal healthcare, but that is probably the biggest misconception of all. Even some Canadians assume this — until the time [+]

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Choosing a Health Insurance Broker

There are many benefits to working with a broker.  They work with multiple providers, giving you a wide range of plans to choose from, so you can select the one that’s right [+]

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How Can I Get Health Insurance?

Government The primary source of insurance for Canadian residents is the government.  All residents are eligible to receive health insurance from the province where they live.  But the provincial plans do not [+]

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Who Needs Health Insurance?

Canada provides health insurance to all its residents, but your provincial plan covers only a handful of services and leaves many gaps in your healthcare coverage. Without additional insurance, you are left to [+]

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Get Health Insurance Quotes

Insurance Carrier Contact the insurance carrier directly.  When you call, a representative will assess your needs and recommend plans that meet those needs.  They will ask questions about your medical history and [+]

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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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