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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.

What Should I Know About New Canadian Dental Care Plan?

The Canada Dental Care Plan (CDCP) provides a landmark change to Canada’s covered health care services. It is important to understand if you do or will qualify for coverage under the government [+]

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Planning Your 2024 Travel? Here Are Some Tips and What You Should Know About Travel Insurance

Think of all the time you’ve spent saving and planning for your travel adventures. You may be using a travel itinerary and road trip planner app like Wanderlog to build, organize, and [+]

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Struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Health Insurance Can Help

As the temperature begins to drop the sun seems to hide from the cold, just like the rest of us. As we resign ourselves to a few months of wintery weather, many [+]

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Growing Your Small Business In 2024? GMS Group Advantage Health Is Growing With You

According to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), to start on the right foot in 2024 your small business should Focus on managing your human resources because labour markets will continue [+]

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Employee Bliesure Travel Is On The Rise. Do They Have Travel Insurance?

Sending employees on business travel may be critical for you company in order to participate in conferences to keep up on the latest trends, meet with clients to establish and maintain relationships [+]

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Are You Ready Manage Healthcare Costs In Your 8000 Days Of Retirement?

8000 days. If you have two decades of retirement ahead – say from age 65 to 85 – that’s about 8000 days. And that’s about the same time between the time you [+]

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Does My Travel Insurance Cover Me in a Country With a Travel Advisory?

It is vital to check for travel advisories for your specific destination before booking your trip and a few days before leaving by going to https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This is Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. What is [+]

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Reduce the Cost of Your Travel Medical Insurance by Claiming a Tax Credit!

Travel insurance is a necessary safeguard when you are out of province or out of the country, but it can be expensive. Costs for insurance increases based on the number of days [+]

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What Should I Know About New Canadian Dental Care Plan?

The Canada Dental Care Plan (CDCP) provides a landmark change to Canada’s covered health care services. It is important to understand if you do or will qualify for coverage under the government [+]

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Struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Health Insurance Can Help

As the temperature begins to drop the sun seems to hide from the cold, just like the rest of us. As we resign ourselves to a few months of wintery weather, many [+]

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Are You Ready Manage Healthcare Costs In Your 8000 Days Of Retirement?

8000 days. If you have two decades of retirement ahead – say from age 65 to 85 – that’s about 8000 days. And that’s about the same time between the time you [+]

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Obesity. Health Insurance Can Help You Make A Change.

When we struggle with weight management, too often there is a fear of being blamed or judged or failing. Not addressing weight issues and seeking help beyond listening to people who say [+]

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Canada’s Provincial Health Plans – Quick Links Highlight What’s Covered Where You Are

It’s important to remember that all costs when travelling to another province are usually reimbursed at your home province’s fee guide rates. Here is a handy list (October 2023) of what most [+]

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Need A Quick Guide On Health Insurance in Canada?

If you are wondering who is most likely to be living without insurance, consider this: a massive number of retiring baby boomers and contract workers generally do not have access to insurance [+]

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Contract, Gig Or Freelancer? Yes, You Can Get Health Insurance

Your employment may not fit into a neat job title when you choose to do independent work. You may be a true free agent who chooses to work for yourself (self-employed). Or [+]

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Why Do I Need Health Insurance? I’m Healthy!

If you’re young and healthy, you may find yourself asking “Why do I need health insurance? It’s your health, and it’s your money. A supplemental health insurance plan is an excellent way [+]

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What Should I Know About New Canadian Dental Care Plan?

The Canada Dental Care Plan (CDCP) provides a landmark change to Canada’s covered health care services. It is important to understand if you do or will qualify for coverage under the government [+]

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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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Planning Your 2024 Travel? Here Are Some Tips and What You Should Know About Travel Insurance

Think of all the time you’ve spent saving and planning for your travel adventures. You may be using a travel itinerary and road trip planner app like Wanderlog to build, organize, and [+]

[Read More]

Does My Travel Insurance Cover Me in a Country With a Travel Advisory?

It is vital to check for travel advisories for your specific destination before booking your trip and a few days before leaving by going to https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories. This is Canada’s official source of destination-specific travel information. What is [+]

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Reduce the Cost of Your Travel Medical Insurance by Claiming a Tax Credit!

Travel insurance is a necessary safeguard when you are out of province or out of the country, but it can be expensive. Costs for insurance increases based on the number of days [+]

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Your Medical Travel Insurance Deductible Can Save You Money

Did you know that changing your emergency medical travel insurance can save you up to 35%? Can you benefit from adding a deductible to your travel insurance? What is a deductible? A [+]

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SuperVisa? Enjoy New Monthly Pay Option For Visitors To Canada Travel Insurance

Anyone applying for a super visa in Canada must show proof of payment that they have private medical insurance coverage that meets requirements established by Canada Immigration and Citizenship. This insurance is [+]

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Are You Travelling with a Pre-Existing Condition? Read Your Insurance Fine Print.

If you are like 34% of Canadians, your travel plans started with an online search as you eagerly browsed the reviews and travel deal websites for a chance to escape on your [+]

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Top 5 Travel Emergency Medical Insurance Claims (And Why You Need Travel Insurance)

You think it won’t happen to you or your travel companions – but emergency medical situations do happen when you travel.  Here are the top five types of claims travellers make according [+]

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The Real-Life Travel Insurance Visitors To Canada Claim Story You Need To Know

No traveller ever sets out to get sick or run into a medical emergency while visiting Canada. But the unexpected can happen at any time or any place. That’s why it’s important [+]

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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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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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Why You Need Custom Orthotics: It’s all in the Shoes

Thankfully, shoes have improved over the years. Someone smart finally realized that if shoes fit each foot correctly, they would be more comfortable. Now, shoes are no longer just protective barriers from [+]

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