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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.

Is it your birthday? Why Not Gift Yourself A Good Health and Dental Insurance Plan?

Another birthday? As you reflect on the past year, take a moment to consider your health needs going into the future. Birthdays come and go but maintaining your health as the years [+]

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Workplace Dental Insurance Can Help Keep Your Customers Smiling

As a small business employer, its important to understand the connection between oral health and your employees’ overall well-being. It’s not just cavities that are a problem. Gum disease that continues to [+]

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Let GMS Health Insurance Help You Live Well With LifeWorks

GMS has been in the business of protecting Canadians with health insurance for 70 plus years. Over that time, GMS has evolved their health insurance coverage to meet your changing needs. That’s [+]

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Going Province To Province For Your Commute? You Need Travel Insurance Protection

Back in 2016, only about four percent of people worked remotely. By 2021, that number grew to over 30 percent of Canadian workers. And now, many Canadians have chosen to re-locate their [+]

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I’m Retiring! How Do I Continue Having Health Insurance When I Leave My Job?

Just one look at Canadian statistics, and it is clear that more people are retiring, and many at a younger age. During 2020 and 2021, more than 650,000 Canadians joined the 65-plus [+]

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Choosing To Cruise This Winter? Get Travel Insurance For A Safe Trip

What is your cruise destination? Likely it is the Caribbean Sea which spans 2.75 million square kilometers, has roughly seven thousand islands and more than 20 bordering countries. The Caribbean offers sun-bathing [+]

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Get New Free Pharmacy Delivery With PRISM® Health Insurance

With the growing trend of digital health and the continuing vital role that prescription drugs play in our lives, SBIS’ exclusive PRISM health and dental plans now give you access to The [+]

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The 2022 Healthcare Survey Findings: Three Ways Employees Need Health Insurance Support

Health benefits plans and workplace wellness tools have increased in importance as the need for health care support has increased for employees while at the same time the labour market is tightening. [+]

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Is it your birthday? Why Not Gift Yourself A Good Health and Dental Insurance Plan?

Another birthday? As you reflect on the past year, take a moment to consider your health needs going into the future. Birthdays come and go but maintaining your health as the years [+]

[Read More]

Workplace Dental Insurance Can Help Keep Your Customers Smiling

As a small business employer, its important to understand the connection between oral health and your employees’ overall well-being. It’s not just cavities that are a problem. Gum disease that continues to [+]

[Read More]

Let GMS Health Insurance Help You Live Well With LifeWorks

GMS has been in the business of protecting Canadians with health insurance for 70 plus years. Over that time, GMS has evolved their health insurance coverage to meet your changing needs. That’s [+]

[Read More]

I’m Retiring! How Do I Continue Having Health Insurance When I Leave My Job?

Just one look at Canadian statistics, and it is clear that more people are retiring, and many at a younger age. During 2020 and 2021, more than 650,000 Canadians joined the 65-plus [+]

[Read More]

Get New Free Pharmacy Delivery With PRISM® Health Insurance

With the growing trend of digital health and the continuing vital role that prescription drugs play in our lives, SBIS’ exclusive PRISM health and dental plans now give you access to The [+]

[Read More]

Four Reasons Why Women Need and Buy Health and Dental Insurance

As a woman, leading a full and healthy life involves emotional, social, cultural, spiritual, and physical well-being. While Canadians are among the healthiest people in the world and the life expectancy of [+]

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Orthodontics – How To Use Your Plan for Amazing Results

Do you smile when someone takes your picture? Do you give a close-lipped, tight smile in hopes that no one will guess your smile isn’t quite as perfect as you’d like it [+]

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Suddenly Becoming A Common-Law Couple? Great! It Makes Common-Sense To Get Health Insurance

Since Statistics Canada first began tracking common law couples 40 years ago, there’s been enormous growth in the number of couples that are living common law – multiplying over five times in [+]

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Orthodontics – How To Use Your Plan for Amazing Results

Do you smile when someone takes your picture? Do you give a close-lipped, tight smile in hopes that no one will guess your smile isn’t quite as perfect as you’d like it [+]

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Get To Know Exclusive GSC PRISM Health and Dental Plans

Our name is Special Benefits Insurance Services (SBIS) and just one of the things that set us apart from all the other online insurance offerings is that we and our registered brokers [+]

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How Dental Insurance Helps Your Employees Make a Great On-Camera Impression

Video-conferencing works to link our business virtually to new and existing customers. Now we find ourselves on camera a lot instead of in the board-room or at a client visit. There is [+]

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Yes, It’s Safe to Go to the Dentist

At times, it has been vital to our health to keep our physical distance. In the worst situations, our healthcare professionals move to shut down all but emergency help to keep us, [+]

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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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Top 5 Reasons Employers Should Introduce a Dental Insurance Plan

1. It’s a highly appreciated benefit The 2018 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey asked plan members to choose what they value most about their health benefit plan. Fifty-one percent said they valued its [+]

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Dental Insurance Can Keep You Smiling in Retirement

Results from the Statistics Canada’s Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) shows that more seniors are keeping their natural (and restored) teeth longer than in the past. However, the instances of root decay [+]

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Going Province To Province For Your Commute? You Need Travel Insurance Protection

Back in 2016, only about four percent of people worked remotely. By 2021, that number grew to over 30 percent of Canadian workers. And now, many Canadians have chosen to re-locate their [+]

[Read More]

Choosing To Cruise This Winter? Get Travel Insurance For A Safe Trip

What is your cruise destination? Likely it is the Caribbean Sea which spans 2.75 million square kilometers, has roughly seven thousand islands and more than 20 bordering countries. The Caribbean offers sun-bathing [+]

[Read More]

Eager To Restart Your Winter Vacation Tradition? Four Ways Travel Insurance Will Protect You

Are you eager to travel again like most Canadians, and maybe even plan to restart your winter vacation tradition? At SBIS we’re ready to help you with those plans – and put [+]

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Are Your Prepared If Your Travel Insurance Coverage Ends When You Turn 70?

Taking the time to travel to visit family out of province or out of country is always a priority for many Canadians. By the time we reach age 70, many of us [+]

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What travel insurance is best to get? Trip protection, medical travel insurance — or both?

More than two-thirds of Canadians intend to travel between May and October, according to the Conference Board of Canada. But as COVID-19 continues to loom, many travellers are once again concerned about [+]

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How To Avoid Wasting Your Travel Dollars: Buy Trip Cancellation Insurance

An Ontario couple who didn’t buy travel insurance ahead of their vacation were disappointed to learn they were denied a refund after contracting COVID-19. You can read their story Do I need [+]

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Travelling For Self-Care? Travel Insurance Takes Care Of You Too

According to Bookings.com travel predictions for 2022, travel is going to become essential to our self-care. Is it surprising? During the pandemic, people were forced to make the most of what they [+]

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Excited To Be An International Student? Time To Get Your Emergency Travel Medical Insurance

Time to take a quick quiz: If you are a student planning to study abroad, do you need special travel insurance?  Do students need travel insurance to study in Canada?  If you [+]

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The DIY Dental Check Up

Have you ever wondered if there is something more you can do between dental visits to take better care of your oral health, so you can postpone a visit to the dentist? [+]

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Health Insurance Supports Healthy Resolutions for 2020

We know you’ve thought about it — making “healthy resolutions” for this new year and new decade. That means you will be reaching out to the important members of your healthcare team: [+]

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Going Away for Christmas? Get Travel Insurance!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, or don’t observe the holidays at all, you might also opt to go to a sunny locale to beat the Canadian winter blues. Taking a trip [+]

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Are You Depressed? Health Insurance Can Help Save Your Life

Sometimes we get the “winter blahs,” but there are those who find themselves feeling down for an extended period of time. What if it’s not just weather related, but actual depression? How [+]

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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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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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Give Your Body a Spring Cleaning Too

Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment They call it an annual physical for obvious reasons. You should see your doctor at least once a year to review your health. Keep a list of any [+]

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Encouraging Good Dental Care Habits in Children

Check Your Insurance Coverage If you had a plan before your children came along, call your insurance provider and have them add your kids to it. If you only have single coverage, [+]

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