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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.

Lifetime Health Insurance

It’s great to have health insurance benefits through your employer. But in reality, that’s a perk only some Canadians enjoy, and one that only lasts a few years of our lives. So [+]

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Health Insurance Has Homecare and Nursing Care Coverage

Today there is a greater emphasis on home care than in the recent past, as more people live longer and survive serious illness and surgery to the point that they can go [+]

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Shop Online For Manulife and GSC Health Insurance

SBIS helps you buy health benefits for both routine and unexpected health-related expenses. Some plans offer guaranteed acceptance, with no health questions asked, even if you have an existing health condition. If [+]

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Can I claim for virtual or remote delivery health services?

How health professionals help you and your family is evolving. To make it easier to provide patient care, many providers do not need to physically meet with you. More and more, it’s [+]

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Completing Your Health Insurance Application

While it’s true that our provincial plans cover a lot of healthcare expenses like physician visits and hospital admissions, many important items and services aren’t included in that coverage. The amount that [+]

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Unemployed Health Insurance

Did you know there are supplemental health insurance plans you can purchase so you won’t have to worry about your health benefits not meeting your needs?  Or even worse, losing your benefits [+]

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How to Buy Health Insurance

For many people it is relatively simply to decide on your car insurance or even your life insurance. We understand the value of their benefits and when they will be paid. When [+]

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Health Insurance Mental Health Support

Mental health disorders we encounter are just as serious as physical ailments – and they can result in out-of-pocket healthcare costs not covered by your government health plan. That’s why health insurance [+]

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Health Insurance Helps Cover Vision Care Costs

Contact lenses, laser eye surgery, or prescription eye glasses — those out-of-pocket expenses may make you think twice about visiting an optometrist for an eye check-up. That’s why health insurance helps with [+]

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Health Insurance Checklist

Sometimes life takes us in different directions and we have to adapt; our needs change over time. Your insurance plan may have been perfect when you selected it, but now you may [+]

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Six Things You Need to Understand About Your Health Insurance Plan

Supplemental health insurance plans can be invaluable to individuals and families who need additional coverage not offered under their provincial insurance plans. But health insurance does not come in a one-size-fits-all solution. So how [+]

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The Benefits of Using a Broker to Buy Health Insurance

The beautiful thing about healthcare in Canada is that many emergency and physician services are free for permanent residents. Our neighbours to the south often talk about how Canada’s healthcare plan is [+]

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Play Hockey? Get Health Insurance

Hockey season is underway, and as we all enjoy cheering on our favourite team, the health impacts from injuries for those who take to the ice as players can be very significant. [+]

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How to Complete Your Manulife Online Health Insurance Application

If you are like most people, you know that relying solely on your government health coverage can leave you with medical bills for prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and therapy that [+]

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Why individual health and dental plans can cost more than your old group plan

Both group and individual health and dental plans can protect you against out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, like prescription drugs, dental care, physiotherapy or chiropractic care, eyeglasses and more. But when you compare [+]

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The Importance of Health Insurance for Children

Under the Canada Health Act, all Canadian residents, including children, have access to medically necessary treatment through their province or territory’s health insurance plan. In certain provinces and territories, some children may enjoy [+]

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How Can I Get Dental Insurance?

How Can I Get Dental Insurance? Provincial insurance plans do not provide dental coverage to Canadian residents unless it is an emergency.  However, routine dental care is critical to keeping your teeth [+]

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Three Ways Dental Insurance Can Help You Care For Your Teeth

Diet Proper nutrition isn’t just about keeping your body healthy, it helps keep your teeth healthy too.  Many people are aware of the link between what they eat and how it affects [+]

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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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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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