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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.

When is the Best Time to Purchase Travel Insurance?

Most people figure out where they’re going before they do anything else, and adjust the rest of their preparations around the time and place they’ll be away. Do you want to go [+]

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Are You a Retiring City of Vancouver Employee?

Like other provinces, British Columbia provides healthcare for its residents and offers many services to keep everyone safe and healthy. As Canadians, we are very fortunate to have free hospital and physician [+]

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Get Health Insurance if You’re Pregnant, or Planning to Be!

When we think of protecting our children, we usually think of home security, getting them safely to school, or keeping them away from violent video games and movies; but truthfully, one of [+]

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Why City of Toronto Retirees Should Have Health and Dental Insurance

In 2017, over 33,000 people were employed with the City of Toronto, not including TTC employees, police, or library and community centre workers. That’s pretty much the entire population of Woodstock, ON! [+]

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Temporarily Moving to Canada? You Need Health Insurance

Canada is a popular place for non-Canadian citizens to enroll in post-secondary education. Our universities welcome people from around the globe who want to learn in the best schools. We happen to [+]

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Just How Free is Canada’s Healthcare?

Douglas and the NDP believed that healthcare was a social good, rather than a political commodity. It seemed clear to him that Canadians needed a universal healthcare plan to offset the rising [+]

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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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Unemployed Health Insurance

Thankfully, there are supplemental insurance plans you can purchase so you won’t have to worry about uncertainty in the future. The key is to find the plan that suits you the best. [+]

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Completing Your Health Insurance Application

But not everything is free in Canada’s healthcare system. While it’s true that our provincial plans cover a lot of expenses, some important items and services aren’t included in that coverage. The [+]

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Three Ways Health Insurance Can Improve Your Overall Health

Individual plans can do more than protect your bottom line. Here are three ways a Canada health insurance plan can improve your overall your health. Access to Care Individual health insurance gives [+]

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Factors That Influence the Cost of Health Insurance

The factors that influence the cost of health insurance in Canada generally fall into one of two categories – the risk you pose to the insurance provider and the type of plan [+]

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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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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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