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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 Gain Your Small Business Competitive Advantage With Health Insurance

Putting health insurance benefits in place is a solid part of a small business’ long-term strategy to gain a valuable advantage in their marketplace. Small businesses that offer health insurance give themselves [+]

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Shopping Online For Health Insurance? Here Are Three Things You Should Know.

The Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in Canada in 2022 found that 52 percent of respondents answered the question “Which of these statements about online shopping do you agree with?” with “When [+]

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Can Health Insurance Empower You To Deal With the Problems of Aging?

Aging can scare a lot of us. Your body gets weaker your mind may become less stable.  No one wants to lose their independence. That’s why it so important to proactively take [+]

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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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Summer is Accident Season So Don’t Get Caught Without Health Insurance

Some incidents are common in the summer months that put you and your family at a higher risk of injury and illness. If you need medical help, your provincial health insurance plan [+]

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Three Tips On How To Leverage Your Employee Health Insurance Plan’s Effectiveness

Health insurance helps you to have healthy, punctual, and present employees. While health management is your employee’s personal responsibility, here are some insights on how you can address obvious health hurdles by [+]

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Stressed? Sleepless? Discover Manulife’s Free HealthyMind With Vitality Health Insurance

Meditation may not be the first choice for everyone, but today’s stressors make it the right time to learn how it can help as part of a daily wellness routine. Experienced meditators [+]

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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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Shopping Online For Health Insurance? Here Are Three Things You Should Know.

The Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in Canada in 2022 found that 52 percent of respondents answered the question “Which of these statements about online shopping do you agree with?” with “When [+]

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Can Health Insurance Empower You To Deal With the Problems of Aging?

Aging can scare a lot of us. Your body gets weaker your mind may become less stable.  No one wants to lose their independence. That’s why it so important to proactively take [+]

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Summer is Accident Season So Don’t Get Caught Without Health Insurance

Some incidents are common in the summer months that put you and your family at a higher risk of injury and illness. If you need medical help, your provincial health insurance plan [+]

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Stressed? Sleepless? Discover Manulife’s Free HealthyMind With Vitality Health Insurance

Meditation may not be the first choice for everyone, but today’s stressors make it the right time to learn how it can help as part of a daily wellness routine. Experienced meditators [+]

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How To Get Health Insurance Without Medical Questions For You and Your Loved Ones

Let’s start talking first about life insurance instead of health insurance. You’ve heard about no medical life insurance. It’s a life insurance option that needs to exist. If you don’t have a [+]

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Health Insurance Can Help Your Business Tackle And Control Presenteeism

Does your business feel the impact of an absent employee? When your team is small, it’s a real challenge to shift work responsibilities and plug holes in your production or service process [+]

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Graduating? Discover Three Ways To Get The Health Insurance You Need

You may not have been paying much attention while you were studying at school, but have you learned that public health insurance in Canada does not cover every health service and product [+]

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Rely On Health Insurance To Take Better Control Of Your Health And Wellness

Life can be, and has been, challenging – and we all have strengths and weaknesses when faced with a challenge. Today more than ever we understand that taking care of our physical [+]

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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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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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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 [+]

[Read More]

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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More TuGo Travel Insurance Claim Facts You Want To Know Including COVID-19 Coverage

Getting back to travelling and choosing the right travel insurance can be easy (especially with the help of SBIS). Understanding how COVID impacts your travel insurance claim is not quite as simple. [+]

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Read This Important Update On Travel Insurance Now

With a Level 2 advisory in place, the Canadian government no longer recommends that vaccinated Canadians avoid travel for non-essential purposes. That’s a green light to travel! And it gives you greater [+]

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The Real-Life Travel Insurance COVID-19 Claim Stories You Need To Know

These days, the number one concern on most travellers’ minds is, “Will I be covered for COVID-19?” Travelling anywhere comes with a set of unprecedented risks that, as a traveller, require you [+]

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Ready For Travel Adventure? Here Is Your Travel Insurance Destination Guide

The most important thing you can pack for your trip is a travel insurance policy that can help protect your family financially if you are sick or injured while away. You should [+]

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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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