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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 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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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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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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Should You Have Catastrophic Health Insurance?

Furthermore, only some of the costs may be tax deductible. Consider these examples: Special cancer treatment drugs can cost more than $25,000 a year and a treatment plan may prescribe oral medication [+]

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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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Should You Pay Monthly or Annually for Health Insurance?

Monthly Payments are Easier for Budgeting Monthly health insurance premiums are deducted automatically, which is convenient and makes budgeting easier. You won’t miss a payment, as long as you have enough money [+]

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How Health Insurance Can Help You with Hearing Loss

Hearing problems, like other health events, can be especially stressful because of the emotional toll they can have on the entire family. Too many times families are surprised to discover that provincial [+]

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What to Do When You Have Two Insurance Plans

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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Understanding Your Dental Insurance Plan and the Types of Services Available

When you are shopping for a Canada dental insurance plan, there are many options to choose from, with varying levels of coverage. Some plans cover certain services, partially include others, and exclude [+]

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The Benefits of Dental Insurance

Getting the care you need to keep up with regular trips to the dentist is an important part of maintaining a happy and healthy smile. As a result, many people choose to [+]

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How Geography Affects Dental Care in Canada

In particular, provincial costs and coverage can vary significantly depending on where you live. Read on to discover how geography affects dental care in Canada. Variations in Dental Care Coverage by Province [+]

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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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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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5 Tips to Help Choose the Right Dentist

Once you find a professional you trust, you stick with them. With so many dental professionals out there, how do you choose the perfect one for you? What happens if you have [+]

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