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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.

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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How to Submit a Claim to Your Health Insurance Provider

Health insurance is designed to offset your costs and provide you with a cushion, should your health fail. Many Canadians depend on their health insurance plans to fill in the gaps where [+]

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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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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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What do I Need to Know Before I Purchase Health Insurance?

What is Covered? Health insurance plans offer varying levels of coverage for different products and services, such as prescription drugs, vision care, extended healthcare, treatment by specialists and more.  However, all products [+]

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