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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.

Retirement Finances Have You Worried? Health Insurance Helps Deliver Confidence

A survey by Ipsos for Ryerson University’s National Institute on Ageing asked Canadians their thoughts on the problem of facing longer and more expensive retirements. Three-quarters (75 per cent) nearing or in [+]

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2022 Health Insurance Tips For Taking Better Care Of Your Health

Your health and wellbeing are part of a larger combination of factors that includes prevention, exercise, nutrition, and mental health. Many of us are getting more receptive to emerging services, such as [+]

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Why Employee Health Insurance Is A Critical Success Driver For Small Business

Critical Success Factors (CSF) refers to the most important elements or factors that contribute to the highest result, impact, or outcome, in achieving a business goal and objectives. They must encompass all [+]

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Do You Find Completing Travel Insurance Forms A Challenge? Avoid These 3 Mistakes!

No matter what the season, you can be forgiven for spending your time searching for last minute travel deals, eagerly hoping to get out of town for a week or two. If [+]

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Get Your Travel Insurance To The US Because You Select To Travel

Relief and excitement are just two of the emotions felt by so many Canadians ready to travel to the U.S.  Whether you are vaccinated or not, the decision to travel across the [+]

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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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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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Quick! Answer This Question: What Is Health Insurance?

When it comes to a simple answer to the question of health insurance in Canada, it isn’t quite simple. But here is what you need to know to make sure an unexpected [+]

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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

Imagine this.  You are sitting back and relaxing, watching Netflix.  You reach for the last bite of popcorn… and ouch!  Can you believe you just damaged your tooth! Hefty dental bills can [+]

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How 2 Group Plans Or 1 Group And 1 Individual Plan Can Coincide

But even if your employer doesn’t offer coverage, it’s a good idea to seek out dental insurance. Unexpected issues arise all the time; it’s better to have a plan already, so you [+]

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How Dental Insurance Can Improve Your Overall Health

A variety of illnesses that have nothing to do with your teeth are directly related to how you treat your mouth. According to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, gum disease is [+]

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The Alternate Benefit Clause: What You Need to Know

Suppose you just found out from your dentist that you need to have a bridge placed. You feel confident your plan will cover most of the proposed amount and your out-of-pocket expenses [+]

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Orthodontics Understanding Your Plan for Amazing Results

Ever since the invention of the camera, people have avoided showing off their pearly whites. The reasons are usually a little different, but they run along the same theme: crooked and gapped [+]

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Who Regulates Dental Care and Billing in Canada?

When you are trying to understand the codes of conduct observed by dental care providers, it’s a good idea to start with an overview of who regulates dental care and billing in [+]

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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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The Impact of COVID-19 On Your Travel Insurance

The COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a standstill and the demand for travel insurance quickly stopped. But we know that once the outbreak is over and global travel resumes, travel insurance will [+]

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OHIP Out-of-Country Travellers Program Has Ended. Travel Insurance is Needed

Are you making plans to go to Mexico? Do you have that all-inclusive vacation booked to Cuba or the Dominican Republic? Or maybe this is the year for that long-planned trip to [+]

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Travel Advisory and my Travel Insurance: FAQ

Travel insurance protects you from unexpected out-of-pocket costs for eligible expenses when you are travelling outside of Canada – but you must pay attention to government travel advisories. The Government of Canada [+]

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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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Changing Jobs? Make Sure You’re Covered!

What do you need to know about health and dental insurance to make sure your transition to a new job is a smooth one? Starting a New Job Congratulations, you got the [+]

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Learn the Facts About Domestic Travel Insurance

  Because healthcare is something all Canadian citizens enjoy, we often take it for granted that the same rules apply everywhere in the country. Before you head off on a great Canadian [+]

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Seeing Double? Time for an Eye Exam!

Can you remember the last time you had an eye exam, if ever? Your supplementary health insurance benefits probably cover a visit every two or three years, and there’s a good reason [+]

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Five Summer Sun Safety Tips

Time Outdoor Activities Carefully There’s some truth to the expression “high noon.” It’s the time of day when the sun is at its highest. The Ultraviolet Index (UVI) is highest between 10:00 [+]

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Finding the Source Dental anxiety affects an estimated 10-20% of dental patients, so at least you’re in good company. Part of addressing your fear of the dentist is drilling down (pardon the [+]

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What do you Need to Know About Trip Cancellation Insurance?

To help you avoid the stress and financial pain of losing out on deposits if an emergency forces you to cancel a planned trip, here are a few things you should know [+]

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Health Insurance Considerations for the Self-Employed in Canada

Self-employed Canadians don’t get sick days, and many only have supplemental health insurance if they’re covered under a spouse’s plan. If you’re planning to become one of the more than two million [+]

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