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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.

Think you are hard to insure for health insurance?

In many cases, people who are unfortunate enough to encounter health issues are penalized (or even refused) when it comes to purchasing insurance. A pre-existing health condition is one of the main [+]

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Smart Tips for Startups on How to Start a Benefit Plan

Going all out with a generous benefits plan to attract and retain employees is sometimes the first plan for startups. It may feel like a great decision, but at plan renewal time [+]

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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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How Do My Dental Insurance Maximums Work?

Luckily, there are ways to get treatment and save money – that’s why we have insurance! Since the mid-1950s, dental insurance has been a crucial means of saving people money when they [+]

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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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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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Health Insurance Myths

It simply isn’t worth the risk of getting sick and not having insurance. If you experience a medical emergency, it’s important that you already have coverage in place to ensure access to [+]

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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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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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