Make health insurance a priority this year!

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If you are like many people, you might admit to putting your health on the back burner sometimes when things get busy. Throughout the year there are so many demands to address health issues made by children, pets, elder relatives and your significant other that your own health is often put on hold.

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 list than seeking medical advice for health concerns.

It’s Time to Take Care of Your Health

Making your health management a priority can help you avoid serious illness and get you back on the right track so you can be resilient in every aspect of your life.

Some people even ignore major health concerns like addressing serious dental issues, getting help for musculoskeletal pain or even brush off unexplained tiredness or a persistent cough.

Why? Because sometimes we assume symptoms are not serious, or there are time constraints, and out-of-pocket costs can add up. If you worry that addressing a health concern will result in you dealing with what might be catastrophic healthcare bill, there is something you should know.

Health Insurance Can Help You Get Back on the Right Track

Individual health insurance helps lower your risk of being burdened by expenses for preventive care or medical bills. It gives you the security of knowing that your pocketbook is protected from unexpected healthcare costs not covered by your government health plan, such as

  • prescription drugs to treat a chronic or serious health condition
  • practitioners like physiotherapists to help with injury recovery


  • medical equipment to assist in your mobility
  • preventative dental care so you can catch dental problems before they get too serious and require more extensive and expensive procedures.

Investing in health insurance is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.

You should consider purchasing health insurance if

  • you don’t have health benefits through your employer
  • you’re losing your group coverage
  • you’d like additional benefits not offered by your employer’s plan or your province’s health coverage.

Having health insurance will help you two ways. First, you can select a plan with monthly premiums that fit your budget, making health cost budgeting easier. And by using your health insurance benefit card, you won’t have to dig deep into your wallet to pay for common healthcare expenses after your visit to the dentist, chiropractor or pharmacist (or maybe not at all). Doesn’t that make the prospect of making your healthcare appointment a little easier?

Make a fresh start – call us today

Don’t let the worry of big healthcare costs get in the way of your good health management. Take the time to put health insurance in place, and then use it. At SBIS we make selecting your coverage simple. The only requirement is that you must have provincial health coverage to apply. Our specialists are available to help you – so take your health off “hold,” and call us today.


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