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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.

Introducing Your Access2 Benefits with GSC Health Insurance and BEACON

We used to consult a map to find how to get to the healthcare providers we needed. Now, we consult online. But just like reading a map, finding and following the most [+]

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4 Ways Health Insurance Helps You Take Care of Your Family

Managing a household budget can be difficult. Leaving health and dental insurance off the list may be tempting — but remember how important it is for your family. We know that all [+]

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Health Insurance When You Downsize Your Business

All businesses, and particularly small businesses, naturally progress from start-up growth to winding down. And everyone who contributes throughout those changes needs health insurance. Providing attractive benefits to help employees maintain good [+]

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Yes, It’s Safe to Go to the Dentist

At times, it has been vital to our health to keep our physical distance. In the worst situations, our healthcare professionals move to shut down all but emergency help to keep us, [+]

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How Affordable is Health Insurance?

Growing up, we dream about who we will be and what life will be like, but we never really seem to dream up the realities of “adulting.” Bills and budgets…these small money [+]

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Three Health Insurance Trends

There are some things that don’t change in life: the value of the time we spend, the significance of smart financial choices and the importance of good health. And there are things [+]

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Manulife FollowMe vs. Prism Continuum Health Insurance Plans

At SBIS, we know you want the health insurance coverage that best fits your budget and your needs — and you want an insurance provider you can trust. That’s why we offer [+]

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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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Misconceptions about Health Insurance in Canada

Here are the five most common misconceptions about health insurance in Canada. Healthy people don’t need supplemental health insurance It’s true that those affected by chronic health conditions are more likely to [+]

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Kevin’s Manulife Vitality Story with “Motivating” Health Insurance

Women and men, millennials and retirees, families and singles – these are the people SBIS helps every day to put in place the health insurance that fits their needs. Why?  Because we [+]

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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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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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Purchasing Dental Insurance: Four Questions to Ask

What Services Are Covered? Dental insurance helps reduce your out-of-pocket expenses by paying for a portion of the cost associated with covered services.  But only some services may be covered in full.  [+]

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Who Needs to Purchase Dental Insurance?

A Canada dental insurance plan can give you and your family access to the care you need when you need it and protect your finances.  If you’re wondering whether buying a plan [+]

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Buying Dental Insurance

It doesn’t have to be that way.  A Canada dental insurance plan can help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, making routine dental care affordable.  But buying dental insurance may seem overwhelming if you [+]

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Dental Insurance for Seniors

Our bodies slow down, our vision begins to fade, and more notably, our teeth change as well. Almost suddenly, we find ourselves looking in the mirror realizing that we need to take [+]

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Cost of Dental Insurance

Premiums The premium is the cost most people think of first when they think about buying dental insurance.  It is the amount you pay every month to maintain your coverage.  Premiums vary [+]

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Individual Dental Insurance

Benefits of Dental Insurance Although purchasing dental insurance may not seem necessary, it can help protect your health as well as your finances. No matter how diligently you brush and floss at [+]

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Retiree Dental Insurance

When you don’t keep your teeth clean and healthy, bacteria builds up in your mouth which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. According to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, gum [+]

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What to Expect at the Dentist’s Office When You’re Expecting

Dental Care in Pregnancy It’s more important than ever to keep up your oral care routine in pregnancy. That means brushing twice and flossing at least once – every day. It also [+]

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Protected Families Have More Fun

Check local travel advisories It’s easy to forget when planning a trip that life in different countries and cultures isn’t always the same as it is here, and that the media doesn’t [+]

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New University Graduates Really Need Insurance

Many young Canadians have insurance coverage through their parents’ plans. They’re listed as dependent children and as such, are eligible for full coverage as long as Mom and Dad keep paying their [+]

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Dentures Are Not a Foregone Conclusion

While dentures have always been commonly needed by older people, these days more and more people are keeping their teeth, thanks to advancements in dentistry. But in case you ever find yourself [+]

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Make Sure March Break Doesn’t Break the Bank

Airlines Don’t Control the Weather Airlines don’t have any more control over the weather than you do! If your flight is significantly delayed because weather conditions make it unsafe to take off [+]

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Yes, Adults Still Get Cavities

Not so fast! While the softer teeth of young children are more susceptible to cavities, a 2009 Health Canada study revealed that 96% of Canadian adults have at least one coronal cavity. [+]

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Completing Travel Insurance Forms? Avoid These Mistakes!

You can be forgiven for spending your time searching for last minute travel deals, eagerly hoping to get out of dodge for a week or two. If you are planning a winter [+]

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Make Good Dental Health a New Year’s Resolution

An Ounce of Prevention While most people admit to enjoying “fresh from the dentist” clean teeth, few enjoy the time they spent in the dentist’s chair to get that feeling. But a [+]

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