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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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The Difference Between Preventative and Restorative Dental Insurance

When deciding on dental insurance for yourself or your family, it’s hard to know if you need premium coverage, or if a more basic plan will suit your needs. To help you [+]

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Accessibility Challenges in Dental Care

Accessibility Standards for People with Disabilities To get the most out of health and dental insurance, and enjoy the health benefits that stem from good oral health care, prospective dental patients need [+]

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Dental Insurance Matters at Any Age

Short Term Gain, Long Term Pain These days, many first jobs are temporary or contract positions. This means they don’t come with a lot of the perks of full-time employment, like group [+]

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The Importance of Dental Insurance for Children

When managing a household budget, there are a lot of items to consider. Leaving the health and dental insurance off the list may be tempting. However, it’s false economy when the need [+]

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Factors that Influence Dental Insurance Premiums in Canada

As it becomes clear that dental insurance is important to protect the financial health as well as the dental health of Canadians, it is good to understand what is involved in determining [+]

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Rising Costs are a Significant Barrier to Dental Care

The Wage and Coverage Gap It seems those least able to pay for dental treatment out-of-pocket are also those who are least likely to have private health and dental insurance. In fact, [+]

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The Dark Side of Going without Dental Insurance

In an effort to avoid financial ruin, some Canadian families who are without health and dental insurance are taking great risks to get the dental treatment they need without the steep costs. [+]

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The Importance of Dental Care for Seniors

Most provincial health insurance plans offer some extended prescription drug coverage for senior citizens and residents on social assistance, however this coverage still does not include coverage for dental care in most [+]

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Road Trip Rules for Families

  Before you set off on a big adventure this summer, be sure to review these road trip rules for families. Keep Active Just about every rest stop in North America has [+]

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Got Braces? Get them off Faster!

  Once you have arranged payment for the treatment with the coverage that you are eligible for through your health and dental insurance plan, the next step is making sure your braces [+]

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Living

Before we get too far into the festivities, it’s a good time to review a few ways to stay safe and healthy in the summer. Tips for Healthy Living in the Summer [+]

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Pediatric Dentistry Isn’t Child’s Play

With this high level of specialization comes the feeling that those practitioners who aren’t specialists are less qualified than those who are. When it comes to caring for your child’s teeth, is [+]

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Insurance is the Best Travel Deal in the World

The Case for Travel Insurance Many would-be vacationers take their chances that accidents or illnesses won’t happen abroad. Nobody thinks it will happen to them, and yet every year thousands of Canadians [+]

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Still Smoking? Let This Be the Year You Kick the Habit!

Whatever your reasons were on that fateful day, you’re continuing to do something that is hazardous to your health, and to the health of people around you. You know that. By now, [+]

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Yes, Flossing Really is THAT Important

Why Flossing is Important It’s easy to understand the value of dental floss when you are feeling the irritation of a piece of food stuck between your teeth. It’s true, flossing is [+]

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Travel Insurance for the Year

By now we have all heard stories of our fellow Canadians falling ill or getting injured while on a holiday far from home. What you might not have heard about is the [+]

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