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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.

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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If A Drug I Was Taking is Recalled, Am I Considered Stable For Travel Insurance?

1. Understand how your travel insurance policy defines ‘stable’ for health-related developments Here are typical ways that an insurer will define the stability of your condition: There are no symptoms or signs [+]

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Discover What Canadians Think About Travel Medical Insurance

What do we love about travel medical insurance? Eight in ten Canadians love the value this important insurance provides when they are travelling out of their home province. Among those who purchased [+]

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Should You Have Catastrophic Health Insurance?

Protection against the unexpected It is a surprise to some Canadians that a sudden accident, catastrophic illness or rare and chronic condition can result in out-of-pocket drug treatment costs that can be [+]

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Dental Insurance Can Keep You Smiling in Retirement

Results from the Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) shows that more seniors are keeping their natural (and restored) teeth longer than in the past. However, the instances of root decay [+]

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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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Should You Pay Monthly or Annually for Health Insurance?

Monthly Payments are Easier for Budgeting Monthly health insurance premiums are deducted automatically, which is convenient and makes budgeting easier. You won’t miss a payment, as long as you have enough money [+]

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When to Change Health Insurance Plans

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt. Our needs change over time. The insurance plan you bought ten years ago may have been perfect for you at [+]

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Health Insurance Can Help You With Pain Management

Years ago, chronic pain was almost a thing of myth. Nobody wanted to admit that they were in crippling, inexplicable pain. Doctors chalked it up to mental illness, employers wouldn’t believe their [+]

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Health Insurance Dictionary

Acupuncture –An alternative medicine treatment involving having thin needles inserted into the body. This is used to treat many ailments including nausea, stress, pain, and addiction. While some may find it effective, [+]

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Have Fun Travelling the World…With Insurance

Travel requires more than airports, luggage, logistics and planning. Sometimes things happen while you’re away that you never planned for. What happens when you’re far from home and you get hurt? In [+]

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Canada’s Provincial Health Plans

It’s important to remember that all costs when travelling to another province are usually reimbursed at your home province’s fee guide rates. We have listed what most provincial plans cover to give [+]

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Health Insurance in Retirement

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Many full-time employees are offered access to health coverage through an employer-sponsored health insurance plan. Usually, an employee keeps this plan until they either quit the job, or retire. [+]

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How Affordable is Health Insurance?

Get Out Your Calculator In order to estimate how much your health insurance will cost, you must consider all the expenses that go with it: premiums, deductibles, and co-payments. The premium is [+]

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Vision Care Coverage – See Your Benefits Clearly

Are Eye Exams Covered by Your Provincial Plan or Your Supplemental Plan? Depending on where you live, eye exams might be covered by your provincial plan. In Ontario, eye exams are covered [+]

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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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