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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 Avoid Expensive Dental Costs

Now think about how you could pay that dental bill without dental insurance. Would you be able to afford it? When faced with this question, most people opt to skip the dental [+]

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Health Insurance Dictionary

Acupuncture –An alternative medicine treatment involving having thin needles inserted into the body. This is used to treat many ailments including nausea, stress, pain, and addiction. While some may find it effective, [+]

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Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Destination Wedding?

Weddings create a huge market, and this is certainly true for destination weddings. Places like Cancun, Dominican Republic, and other tropical getaways are popular for this type of celebration. It’s a great [+]

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How Your Insurance Can Help Your Child Cope with ADHD

With a combination of therapies, it can be manageable for many people. Symptoms tend to lessen as the child gets older, with only a small percentage of adults displaying ADHD behaviour. Children [+]

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Have Fun Travelling the World…With Insurance

Travel requires more than airports, luggage, logistics and planning. Sometimes things happen while you’re away that you never planned for. What happens when you’re far from home and you get hurt? In [+]

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Canada’s Provincial Health Plans

It’s important to remember that all costs when travelling to another province are usually reimbursed at your home province’s fee guide rates. We have listed what most provincial plans cover to give [+]

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Why You Need Drug Coverage and How it Helps You

Many drugs are already covered for those aged 65 and older. But what about everyone else? The Ontario Drug Benefit Plan’s website details who is eligible and how to go about obtaining [+]

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Dental Insurance Dictionary

Basic dental services An umbrella term for dental services that generally include exams, x-rays, polishing, scaling, root planing, endodontic services and tooth removal. Bitewing x-rays A type of x-ray that you bite [+]

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Common Questions about Healthcare in Canada

Being so close to the United States, we often hear about the issues Americans are having with their healthcare system. For Canadians, it’s almost unimaginable that people have to pay for visits [+]

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Health Insurance and Chronic Medical Conditions

As we know, health insurance in Canada is provided to residents by their province or territory of residence. However, there are many conditions and treatments that fall outside of the coverage offered [+]

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Why do I Need Health Insurance?

If you’re young and healthy, you may find yourself asking “Why do I need health insurance?” Read on to learn how a lack of health coverage now could affect you for the [+]

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How Can Visiting Students Obtain Health Insurance in Canada?

You may have also heard that Canadians receive health care through taxpayer-funded programs in their province of residence. However, these health care programs only apply to permanent residents. If you are visiting [+]

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The Future of Health Insurance for Retirees in Canada

Not long ago, those who had health and dental insurance benefits through their workplace could look forward to continuing those benefits in retirement. However, that’s often not the case anymore. Every working [+]

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Health Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition

For example, if you purchased a plan six months into your pregnancy and require Pregvit vitamins or hospital accommodations, your plan will not cover the costs if it has a pre-existing clause. [+]

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How to Compare Different Health Insurance Plans

How many supplemental health insurance policies are out there? According a recent industry report (p.15), individually purchased insurance contracts are helping to protect some 1.9 million Canadians from financial hardship. With so [+]

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Prepare for Changes to Employer Healthcare Benefits

However, Canada’s much-admired healthcare system is not all-encompassing. There are many treatments that fall outside the system, including most prescription drugs and additional health services like physiotherapy, semi-private hospital room coverage and [+]

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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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