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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.

3 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

We all know the easiest way to make sure your healthcare expenses will be covered if you’re sick or injured while far from home is to purchase travel insurance for every trip. [+]

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What is Emergency Travel Assistance?

Think of your emergency assistance provider as a concierge to your travel insurance policy benefits. Emergency Travel Assistance (or ETA) is provided by the expert team available to help you when you [+]

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How to complete a travel insurance medical questionnaire

A travel insurance policy application will ask questions about your health and medical history once you reach a certain age. The reason? As we age, we are more likely to have medical [+]

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Why Caregivers Need Health Insurance

The good news is that more people survive critical illness and injury today, than ever before. The challenging news it that many survivors need care, and caring for a loved one who [+]

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OHIP+ Changes for those aged 24 and under

Here are the changes the Ontario Government made to OHIP+ that you should know about: Children and youth aged 24 and under who have a private drug plan will no longer be [+]

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Does Your Credit Card Travel Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Too often, people assume that they have all the travel insurance protection they need just by carrying their credit card. But this complimentary benefit is a “one size fits all” product. It may [+]

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Can I travel with marijuana?

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) recently conducted a study on what Canadians aged 18–60 across Canada know about the implications of travelling with marijuana*. Not surprisingly, how old you [+]

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Want to make a change to your Health Insurance plan?

It can be reassuring to choose health insurance that suits you, your lifestyle and your budget — because your health insurance will continue to be with you today, tomorrow and in the [+]

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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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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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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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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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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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