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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.

3 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

We all know the easiest way to make sure your healthcare expenses will be covered if you’re sick or injured while far from home is to purchase travel insurance for every trip. [+]

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What is Emergency Travel Assistance?

Think of your emergency assistance provider as a concierge to your travel insurance policy benefits. Emergency Travel Assistance (or ETA) is provided by the expert team available to help you when you [+]

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How to complete a travel insurance medical questionnaire

A travel insurance policy application will ask questions about your health and medical history once you reach a certain age. The reason? As we age, we are more likely to have medical [+]

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Why Caregivers Need Health Insurance

The good news is that more people survive critical illness and injury today, than ever before. The challenging news it that many survivors need care, and caring for a loved one who [+]

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OHIP+ Changes for those aged 24 and under

Here are the changes the Ontario Government made to OHIP+ that you should know about: Children and youth aged 24 and under who have a private drug plan will no longer be [+]

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Does Your Credit Card Travel Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Too often, people assume that they have all the travel insurance protection they need just by carrying their credit card. But this complimentary benefit is a “one size fits all” product. It may [+]

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Can I travel with marijuana?

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) recently conducted a study on what Canadians aged 18–60 across Canada know about the implications of travelling with marijuana*. Not surprisingly, how old you [+]

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Want to make a change to your Health Insurance plan?

It can be reassuring to choose health insurance that suits you, your lifestyle and your budget — because your health insurance will continue to be with you today, tomorrow and in the [+]

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Have Dental Insurance Ready For Your Baby’s First Visit

Every child is unique, and so are their teeth! They are one of a kind, and should last a lifetime. And they can, with good preventative care. Just as you teach your [+]

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Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget Your Health Insurance

Make sure you know about your health insurance Frequently, one spouse is less aware of financial details and arrangements, but both individuals need to have an accurate picture of their economic situation. [+]

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

A Dental Insurance Plan can provide the coverage you need to make visits to the dentist a part of your usual routine so you can maintain a happy and healthy smile for [+]

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How Affordable is Dental Insurance?

However, even if you are diligent about brushing and flossing at home, routine trips to the dentist are essential to maintaining good oral health. Because good oral health and overall good health [+]

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Make Dental Insurance Easy With 4 Simple Steps

Good oral health is an important component of good overall health. Experts agree that regular visits to the dentist are critical for maintaining good oral health. In fact, 48% of people who [+]

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How Will I Cover Dental Care Costs in Retirement?

Preparing for this monumental leap is a lot easier once you know all your ducks are in a row. For example, when you made plans for your income in retirement, were increased [+]

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Retiree Dental Insurance Benefits are Disappearing

For the services that aren’t covered by your province or territory of residence, like dental care, private health and dental insurance plans can help offset the high cost of paying for services [+]

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The High Cost of Going Without Dental Insurance

When comparing the cost of dental insurance plans against the cost of paying for treatments out of pocket, it’s important to consider more than just a routine visit a couple of times [+]

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Dental Insurance Considerations for Retiring Canadians

Because Canadians are fortunate enough to have most of our healthcare needs provided for by the government, it’s easy to neglect to plan for some out of pocket expenses. For example, you will [+]

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Navigating Government Dental Insurance Programs

If you are one of the many Canadians who do not currently have separate coverage for your health and dental insurance needs, you will be required to pay out of pocket for [+]

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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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Travel Medical Insurance Is Helpful If You Get Traveller’s Tummy

You’re good at planning your vacations and business trips. But did you remember that planning what you’ll eat can be an important part of any trip away from home? Being on the [+]

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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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Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Destination Wedding?

Weddings create a huge market, and this is certainly true for destination weddings. Places like Cancun, Dominican Republic, and other tropical getaways are popular for this type of celebration. It’s a great [+]

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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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Your Family’s Guide to Travel Health Insurance

  A winter vacation is a great way for the whole family to rest and reconnect, hopefully far away from the snow and ice that plague our friends back home. Before you [+]

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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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What’s New in the World of Dental Patient Technology?

In fact, the red and white striped barber pole we’ve all seen originates from this. The red represented blood and the white represented bandages. You could get your hair cut and a [+]

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3 Surprising Ways Destination Weddings are Like Winter Vacations

  For some people, though, the whole affair has become a bit clichéd. Instead of getting the 3:00 p.m. slot at the local wedding factory, they dream of something more exotic that [+]

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Is Destination Dentistry Really a Thing?

No matter what the reasons are for Canadians to consider seeking treatment outside the country, it would seem that it’s a rising trend. But what about travelling abroad for dental care? Are [+]

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Taking Care of your Dentures

However, if you’re currently a denture wearer, or if you and your dentist have come to the conclusion that partial or full dentures are the right choice for you, proper care can [+]

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Keep Kids Safe this Summer

Before you send them out the door, keep a few safety tips in mind to make sure this summer is a fun one for everyone! Water Safety is No Joke! The local [+]

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Stop Gum Disease in its Tracks

Childhood illnesses, chronic diseases and indicators about the diet can be detected in a person’s teeth long after they’ve passed. A specialist can tell if a person experienced malnourishment or excess hundreds, [+]

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