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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.

Dental Insurance Dictionary

Basic dental services An umbrella term for dental services that generally include exams, x-rays, polishing, scaling, root planing, endodontic services and tooth removal. Bitewing x-rays A type of x-ray that you bite [+]

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Give Your Body a Spring Cleaning Too

Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment They call it an annual physical for obvious reasons. You should see your doctor at least once a year to review your health. Keep a list of any [+]

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Dental Insurance Checklist

If you don’t have a plan or your existing one isn’t cutting it for you, it’s a great idea to put a little research into finding something that will meet all your [+]

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Why Your Dental Fee Guide is Important and How to Understand It

Decoding the Codes Every procedure, every appliance, and every exam has a specific code. For example, you may have had a recall exam, where your dentist checks for cavities; some scaling, where [+]

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Dental Insurance: How to Fill in the Gaps

When you’re young, you have other things to worry about than your teeth. No one believes, when they’re in the prime of their lives, that someday they’ll fall apart — and it [+]

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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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What You Need To Know About Your Basic Dental Coverage

The next challenge for you is figuring out what exactly your plan covers. There are so many different programs; it’s understandable to have questions. If you have what is called “Basic Dental [+]

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How to Compare Different Health Insurance Plans

How many supplemental health insurance policies are out there? According a recent industry report (p.15), individually purchased insurance contracts are helping to protect some 1.9 million Canadians from financial hardship. With so [+]

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Prepare for Changes to Employer Healthcare Benefits

However, Canada’s much-admired healthcare system is not all-encompassing. There are many treatments that fall outside the system, including most prescription drugs and additional health services like physiotherapy, semi-private hospital room coverage and [+]

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The Future of Healthcare in Canada

  We tend to think of the way technology has changed our lives from a personal and business perspective because that has the greatest impact on the day-to-day. But technological advances have [+]

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Rising Out of Pocket Health Expenditures

  Note that we said “most” healthcare costs. There are a significant number of healthcare services that fall outside of what’s covered by the government. These services include prescription drugs (covered in [+]

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Health Insurance for New Canadians

  There is a long to-do list leading up to a move like this and we hope this helps you get your healthcare needs sorted out in time for a smooth transition [+]

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Health Insurance Needs of Self-Employed Canadians

Things are a little easier for Canadian entrepreneurs because of the health care we are provided through our province or territory of residence. However, many treatments and services are noticeably absent in [+]

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Health Insurance Brings Peace of Mind

If you have made it all the way to retirement age with no serious health conditions, consider yourself very fortunate indeed. You may be looking forward to a long period of rest [+]

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Health Insurance for Canadian Retirees

Canadians born in 1950 who have not already left the workplace are eligible for normal retirement this year. With the thrill of the next chapter in one’s life come some less exciting [+]

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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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