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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.

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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Saved by Travel Insurance: Jane’s Real-Life Story (video)

Most everyone knows that purchasing travel insurance not only protects you and your loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, it also helps to protect your bank account. But did you [+]

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The End of the Out-of-Country Travellers program is coming for Ontarians

The Ontario government announced in April 2019 that it would stop covering the medical costs of Ontarians travelling outside Canada, terminating OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program. Here is what you need to [+]

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Steer Clear of Hefty Hospital Bills When You Travel

Scooter, motorcycle, moped, vespa, or bicycle — the choices can be endless when choosing a two-wheeled ride for your overseas holiday. There are a lot of reasons renting one is a great [+]

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Saved by Travel Insurance: Malcolm’s Real-Life Story (video)

Educating yourself on travel insurance may not seem exciting, but sometimes just understanding how important travel insurance was in one person’s experience can be eye-opening. Purchasing travel insurance not only protects you [+]

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Does travel insurance cover hurricanes?

Most Canadians know the importance of getting medical travel insurance before they travel, but they may not be as aware of the importance of trip cancellation and interruption insurance to help prevent [+]

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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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What is and isn’t covered by Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance

Cancelled trips are a primary concern for travellers. The cost of your trip is quite an investment—one that may have taken years of budgeting and planning. A lot can happen in the [+]

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Make health insurance a priority this year!

Especially throughout the holiday season and until early in the New Year, shopping, visiting family and friends, preparing for company, and meeting work deadlines can all rank higher up on the to-do [+]

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Why choose a broker over going directly with a health insurance provider?

The Pitfalls of ‘Do It Yourself’ Think back. Has there ever been a time when you decided to do it yourself and perhaps regretted the outcome? Whether it was a DIY haircut [+]

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Travel Health Insurance Makes Sense For Short Cross-Border Trips

Usually, these short journeys are in search of shopping deals south of the border. Whether it’s in search of new clothes, a new mobile device, gasoline or even larger expenditures such as [+]

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Have Dental Insurance Ready For Your Baby’s First Visit

Every child is unique, and so are their teeth! They are one of a kind, and should last a lifetime. And they can, with good preventative care. Just as you teach your [+]

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Getting Divorced? Don’t Forget Your Health Insurance

Make sure you know about your health insurance Frequently, one spouse is less aware of financial details and arrangements, but both individuals need to have an accurate picture of their economic situation. [+]

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How to Choose Your Retirement Health Insurance Plan

Why buy health insurance? Health and dental insurance is a way for people to save on healthcare costs not covered by their provincial government plan. Expenses like prescription drugs, dental care, hearing [+]

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Free Look Gives You 100% Confidence In Your Travel Insurance Plan

Imagine all the reasons your trip may go a little off course: you have elderly parents and will need to return home quickly to care for them your destination has an unexpected [+]

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Will Insurance Companies Offer Coverage for Medical Marijuana?

The experience at Veterans Affairs Canada Part of the hesitation insurers have comes from lax prescribing practices. Many doctors who regularly prescribe pot don’t do proper patient examinations or follow-ups, according to [+]

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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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