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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.

Are Health Insurance Premiums Tax Deductible in Canada for the Self-Employed?

Lines 330 and 331 of the Canadian tax return refer to the Medical Expense Tax Credit that allows individuals to be reimbursed for certain medical expenses, but it’s not immediately obvious what [+]

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Which Health and Dental Insurance Plan is Right for Your Employees?

There are so many things to consider. How much is the company willing to spend on plans? What kinds of coverage do they need or wish to have? Does the employer wish [+]

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How to Submit a Claim to Your Health Insurance Provider

Health insurance is designed to offset your costs and provide you with a cushion, should your health fail. Many Canadians depend on their health insurance plans to fill in the gaps where [+]

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Do You Need Dental Surgery? Here’s How Your Dental Insurance Can Help

While the nature of the injuries these days is much different than 200 years ago, the need for oral surgery hasn’t diminished. Many students of dentistry opt to become oral surgeons as [+]

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Are You Self-Employed and Looking for Health and Dental Insurance?

As you are effectively your own boss, you have to think about what you would want if someone else was your manager. What would you want them to provide for you? Sometimes [+]

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New Edition of the OHIP+ for Ontario Residents

On January 1, 2018, the Ontario government introduced a new pharmacare plan called “OHIP+,” allowing prescription drug coverage for eligible Ontario residents aged 24 and below. Rather than paying for drugs out [+]

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How Much Does Health Insurance Cost in Canada?

Comparatively speaking, we have it much better than our friends in the U.S., who don’t have universal health insurance. But while we do have coverage for some of the most expensive services, [+]

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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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Guide to Health Insurance in Canada

Learn what the rules are in your province, how changes might affect you, and whom you should turn to for more information. The Cost of Provincial Health Insurance Coverage As outlined in [+]

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

As a result, many residents turn to individual health insurance plans to get the added protection they need and the peace of mind they deserve. But purchasing a policy is not enough. [+]

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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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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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