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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 Checkups – Why and When You Should Go

It’s funny how we use our mouths to chew, swallow, speak, breathe, kiss, and much more, and yet they’re the last things on our minds when we consider our health. Your teeth [+]

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Are Your Employees Losing Their Health Insurance?

However, sometimes a situation arises where an employee may find they have to leave the group plan that was provided for them. The question is, as their employer, what can you do [+]

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Going Away for Christmas? Get Travel Insurance!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or don’t observe the holidays at all, you might also opt to go to a sunny locale to beat the Canadian winter blues. Taking a trip [+]

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Are You Depressed? Health Insurance Can Help Save Your Life

Sometimes we get the “winter blahs,” but there are those who find themselves feeling down for an extended period of time. What if it’s not just weather related, but actual depression? How [+]

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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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Why You Need the Perfect Insurance Plan for Your Children

Our caring and nurturing doesn’t stop at feeding and clothing, it extends to the well-being of our children in all ways. That includes making sure they have an education, a clean environment, [+]

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Get Dental Insurance Before You Need Dental Surgery!

Thankfully, we now live in a society where tooth extractions are the absolute last resort, and dentists will do everything in their power to save your teeth. Sometimes the measures they take [+]

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How Can Visitors to Canada Buy Health Insurance?

Some visitors are surprised to discover the need for health insurance for their visit because of all they have heard about Canada’s famed universal health care benefits, which are provided by the [+]

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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 have expenses over and above what is covered by the government. However, [+]

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How Will Provincial Changes Affect Health Insurance in Canada?

To further complicate matters, with each new provincial budget, there is the possibility that your existing government health coverage may change. After a provincial or territorial election, the odds of changes to [+]

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Five Reasons to Consider Individual Health Insurance

It is more likely than ever that you won’t have the group benefits coverage previous generations enjoyed because of cutbacks or temporary employment. If you don’t have health and dental insurance, the [+]

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Common Questions about Healthcare in Canada

Being so close to the United States, we often hear about the issues Americans are having with their healthcare system. For Canadians, it’s almost unimaginable that people have to pay for visits [+]

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Health Insurance and Chronic Medical Conditions

As we know, health insurance in Canada is provided to residents by their province or territory of residence. However, there are many conditions and treatments that fall outside of the coverage offered [+]

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Why do I Need Health Insurance?

If you’re young and healthy, you may find yourself asking “Why do I need health insurance?” Read on to learn how a lack of health coverage now could affect you for the [+]

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How Can Visiting Students Obtain Health Insurance in Canada?

You may have also heard that Canadians receive health care through taxpayer-funded programs in their province of residence. However, these health care programs only apply to permanent residents. If you are visiting [+]

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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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