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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.

Should I Offer Employees Health Insurance?

As a refresher, the theory claims that self-actualization, or complete satisfaction, cannot be achieved without first fulfilling a series of human needs: After the first four levels are satisfied, a person can [+]

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How To Coordinate Your Personal and Group Health Benefit Claims

Step 1: Determine if You Have Group Health Insurance Benefits An insurance policy that provides coverage for many people under one contract is called “group insurance.” The group is typically made up [+]

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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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Do you Need A Dental Insurance Predetermination?

Get the treatment details in writing Ask how much the treatment plan will cost. If your treatment will cost $300 or more you must ask your dentist for a written pre-treatment estimate [+]

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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 Build Your Kid’s Healthy Habits with Health Insurance

How to build healthy habits with health insurance You want your children to be healthy. Health insurance can help you set up good health management habits in your children’s early years. Those [+]

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Which Prescription Drugs are Covered by Health Insurance Plans?

Since the 19th century, Earth’s population has grown exponentially, creating a need for effective medicine. Many diseases are communicable, while others can be spontaneous, environmental, or genetic. Some ailments can be cured [+]

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Can’t Afford Group Insurance for Your Employees?

When you look at large employers like school boards, unions and hospitals, for example, they have employee packages to attract people to their workforce. Living wages, sick days, vacation time…those are all [+]

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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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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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