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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.

Does My Travel Insurance Cover Me in a Country With a Travel Advisory?

It is vital to check for travel advisories for your specific destination before booking your trip and a few days before leaving by going to https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This is Canada’s official source of [+]

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Will my travel medical insurance cover me for extreme sports?

All activities may not be covered To some of us, walking from the pool to a beach chair may be as close to an extreme sport as we care to get while [+]

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Can I be covered for health insurance if I am over 75 years old?

Regardless of age, individual health and dental insurance can help you save on healthcare costs not covered by your provincial government plan, including expenses like prescription drugs, dental care, hearing aids, vision [+]

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Taking a ski trip? Pack your Medical Travel Insurance!

When you are away from home — out of province or out of the country — your provincial medical coverage doesn’t pay for your healthcare expenses. That is why it’s vital to [+]

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Why does my health plan only cover the cost of generic drugs?

Prescription Drugs Are Covered Health insurance plans cover many prescription drugs. To be eligible for coverage, a prescription drug must be prescribed by a physician, dentist or psychiatrist be medically necessary be [+]

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Does my travel insurance cover me if I’m pregnant?

When it comes to purchasing travel insurance in Canada, there is a lot we take for granted! But for pregnant travellers, this is a special time that can have special risks. Whether [+]

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Can I top up my travel insurance after I leave for my trip?

Many seasoned travellers start with a multi-trip plan It can be cost effective to purchase an annual (otherwise known as a multi-trip) travel medical plan that allows for multiple trips up to [+]

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What Travel Documents Do You Need?

If something happens, you’ll want to call your travel assistance services hotline. While you can certainly carry just the hotline phone number and policy number (usually on your handy wallet card) you [+]

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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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Health Insurance is Smart When You Move Between Provinces

If you are like most Canadians, you might think of Medicare as a national program. But under our Constitution, the delivery of healthcare is primarily a provincial responsibility — and each province [+]

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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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Think you are hard to insure for health insurance?

In many cases, people who are unfortunate enough to encounter health issues are penalized (or even refused) when it comes to purchasing insurance. A pre-existing health condition is one of the main [+]

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Smart Tips for Startups on How to Start a Benefit Plan

Going all out with a generous benefits plan to attract and retain employees is sometimes the first plan for startups. It may feel like a great decision, but at plan renewal time [+]

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How to Build Your Kid’s Healthy Habits with Health Insurance

How to build healthy habits with health insurance You want your children to be healthy. Health insurance can help you set up good health management habits in your children’s early years. Those [+]

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Which Prescription Drugs are Covered by Health Insurance Plans?

Since the 19th century, Earth’s population has grown exponentially, creating a need for effective medicine. Many diseases are communicable, while others can be spontaneous, environmental, or genetic. Some ailments can be cured [+]

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Can’t Afford Group Insurance for Your Employees?

When you look at large employers like school boards, unions and hospitals, for example, they have employee packages to attract people to their workforce. Living wages, sick days, vacation time…those are all [+]

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How Do I Know if Treatment is Covered Under My Dental Insurance Plan?

You should not make a decision about proceeding with a particular treatment based on whether or not your insurance plan covers it.  However, it is important to understand if your insurance carrier [+]

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The Importance of Discussing Your Dental Insurance Plan With Your Broker or Financial Advisor

While dental insurance will help protect you from unexpected out-of-pocket costs, it’s not enough to just purchase a policy.  It’s important that you familiarize yourself with your policy and what it offers.  [+]

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Dental Insurance for Every Stage of Life

Your First Dental Insurance Plan When you are no longer eligible for coverage under your parents’ dental insurance plan, it’s time to start thinking about getting a policy of your own.  As [+]

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The Importance of a Family Dental Insurance Plan

Parents’ Role Children learn by watching their parents, so it is very important that parents set a good example and teach their children healthy eating habits and how to properly take care [+]

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Why do I Need Dental Insurance?

Prevent Problems Before They Occur When it comes to oral health, prevention is key.  Regular brushing and flossing at home are essential, but they’re not enough.  Routine dental exams are critical in [+]

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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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Snow Removal is a Pain in the Back!

Getting treatment for a snow-related injury is a fantastic idea, but it’s best to prevent those injuries in the first place by using safe shoveling techniques. Use an ergonomic shovel: An ergonomic [+]

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Is Your Adult Child Still Covered Under Your Dental Insurance Plan?

While they may still be YOUR baby, most insurance carriers consider your child an adult at the age of 21, though there may be some exceptions for full-time students and those with [+]

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Hockey Season is Starting! How Much Is a New Set of Teeth?

Another time-honoured tradition is the post-game interview on Hockey Night in Canada.  If players are lucky, they get a chance to hit the locker room to put in their teeth before the [+]

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