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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.

The Future of Health Insurance for Retirees in Canada

Not long ago, those who had health and dental insurance benefits through their workplace could look forward to continuing those benefits in retirement. However, that’s often not the case anymore. Every working [+]

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Lifetime Health Insurance

It’s great to have health insurance benefits through your employer. But in reality, that’s a perk only some Canadians enjoy, and one that only lasts a few years of our lives. So [+]

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Health Insurance Has Homecare and Nursing Care Coverage

Today there is a greater emphasis on home care than in the recent past, as more people live longer and survive serious illness and surgery to the point that they can go [+]

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Shop Online For Manulife and GSC Health Insurance

SBIS helps you buy health benefits for both routine and unexpected health-related expenses. Some plans offer guaranteed acceptance, with no health questions asked, even if you have an existing health condition. If [+]

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Can I claim for virtual or remote delivery health services?

How health professionals help you and your family is evolving. To make it easier to provide patient care, many providers do not need to physically meet with you. More and more, it’s [+]

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Completing Your Health Insurance Application

While it’s true that our provincial plans cover a lot of healthcare expenses like physician visits and hospital admissions, many important items and services aren’t included in that coverage. The amount that [+]

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Unemployed Health Insurance

Did you know there are supplemental health insurance plans you can purchase so you won’t have to worry about your health benefits not meeting your needs?  Or even worse, losing your benefits [+]

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How to Buy Health Insurance

For many people it is relatively simply to decide on your car insurance or even your life insurance. We understand the value of their benefits and when they will be paid. When [+]

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COVID-19 and Your Travel and Health Insurance

COVID-19 coronavirus strain is now a known pandemic event worldwide. Here’s what that means for your insurance. Travel Insurance There are many components to travel insurance.  Your policy(ies) may include coverage for [+]

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Can I Deduct My Health Insurance Premium At Tax Time?

When you are filing your income taxes, determining what can and what cannot be claimed as a medical expenses isn’t easy – and we want to make sure you don’t overlook an [+]

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Not ready for a group plan at your start-up? Offer Individual Health Insurance.

While it’s important to offer a competitive benefits package to attract and retain quality people and maximize productivity, a full suite of benefits can be cost-prohibitive. But one of the most coveted [+]

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Joanna’s Manulife Vitality Story with “Win-Win” Health Insurance

Every day at SBIS, we work to help clients get exactly what they want — health insurance that fits their needs. Now we are proud to introduce a program that fits what [+]

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Health Insurance Supports Healthy Resolutions for 2020

We know you’ve thought about it — making “healthy resolutions” for this new year and new decade. That means you will be reaching out to the important members of your healthcare team: [+]

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Health Insurance Rewards Your Good Health Habits with Manulife Vitality™

As Canadians, we love to earn reward points on our loyalty programs — even as far back as the introduction of the iconic Canadian Tire money in 1958. Over 60 years later, [+]

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Health Insurance Helps Cover Vision Care Costs

Contact lenses, laser eye surgery, or prescription eye glasses — those out-of-pocket expenses may make you think twice about visiting an optometrist for an eye check-up. That’s why health insurance helps with [+]

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Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

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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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Dental Insurance and Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Trends in Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenses Statistics Canada researches and reports on virtually everything that affects Canadians, from consumer spending to out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures. According to a Statistics Canada report, Canadians are [+]

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Choose the Right Dental Insurance Coverage

Of course, understanding the importance of insurance has little bearing on one’s ability to pay for coverage. If you are struggling with the decision to buy dental insurance coverage, consider this: How will [+]

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Economic Implications of Dental Health Care

It is widely accepted that good oral health is an important component of one’s overall health maintenance. Fortunately, there is an array of private dental insurance options available to address this gap [+]

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Why You Need Dental Insurance

But dental care is expensive, and many Canadian residents don’t have dental insurance. According to data collected by Statistics Canada from March 2007 to February 2009, 32 percent of Canadians have no [+]

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Four Steps to Choosing a Dental Insurance Quote

How Much is the Quote? Look at the quotes you’ve received for each plan.  The plan with the lowest quote will cost you the least amount of money, right?  Not so fast.  [+]

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Student Dental Insurance – Three Reasons You Need a Plan

Preventative Maintenance No matter how diligently you brush and floss at home, regular trips to the dentist are critical to maintaining a happy and healthy smile throughout your life.  Dental insurance gives [+]

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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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Visiting Canada? You Need Health Insurance Too!

Why Visitors to Canada Need Health Coverage Whether your planned visit to Canada is for a few weeks for a vacation, a few months for a temporary work assignment, or you’re planning [+]

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Maintaining Healthy Habits in Winter

Winter Health Habits There are a lot of things you can do to keep up healthy habits all year long. Here are a few of our favourites: Keep eating your fruits and [+]

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Options to Replace Lost or Damaged Teeth

Types of Replacement Teeth Dentures, crowns, bridges and onlays – all of these are options to replace lost teeth. But what exactly is the difference between them, and why would your dentist [+]

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Travel Insurance for Seniors

Pre-Existing Conditions At any time in your life, travel medical insurance is a must. This is especially true when you are managing an ongoing health condition. It’s true that you may have [+]

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What is a Pollen Vortex?

At least now we know why we’re suffering so much this year. Hot on the heels of the polar vortex, climatologists have a theory about the “pollen vortex” in our midst. Pollen [+]

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Oral Health Care and Serious Health Conditions

The following are some examples of health conditions that can change your dental health needs. It is by no means a complete list. For more information about the implications of managing a [+]

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Breaking Bad Dental Habits

Stop Drinking Your Calories Most people know that a Frappuccino has more calories than anybody should be ingesting in a single sitting, but did you also know that it has more than [+]

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Summer Fun and the Emergency Room

Always Use Recommended Safety Equipment These days all the cool kids are wearing helmets for cycling, skateboarding and riding on scooters. They’re also wearing life jackets when riding on a boat or [+]

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