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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.

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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How Health Insurance Helps Employees Thrive With Crucial Mental Health Support

If one quarter  of Canadian employees are experiencing increased tension or conflict at work, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s summer 2022 mental-health index, is your small business prepared to help? Survey says… Reporting [+]

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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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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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Health Insurance Tips To Prepare Your Kids For Back-To-School Success

Our children get sick more often than we do because their immune systems are not as developed. At back-to-school time, you may worry about things like your child’s academic performance but its [+]

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OMHRA and SBIS – How To Connect To Human Resources Guidance on Health Insurance Trends

For nearly sixty years, OMHRA has been the premier professional association representing human resources, labour relations, and senior management professionals within the local public sector in Ontario. Members are employed in municipalities, [+]

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Health Insurance Tips To Prepare Your Kids For Back-To-School Success

Our children get sick more often than we do because their immune systems are not as developed. At back-to-school time, you may worry about things like your child’s academic performance but its [+]

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OMHRA and SBIS – How To Connect To Human Resources Guidance on Health Insurance Trends

For nearly sixty years, OMHRA has been the premier professional association representing human resources, labour relations, and senior management professionals within the local public sector in Ontario. Members are employed in municipalities, [+]

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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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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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Do You Need Dental Surgery? Here’s How Your Dental Insurance Can Help

While the nature of the injuries these days is much different than 200 years ago, the need for oral surgery hasn’t diminished. Many students of dentistry opt to become oral surgeons as [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why and When You Should Go

It’s funny how we use our mouths to chew, swallow, speak, breathe, kiss, and much more, and yet they’re the last things on our minds when we consider our health. Your teeth [+]

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Why You Need the Perfect Insurance Plan for Your Children

Our caring and nurturing doesn’t stop at feeding and clothing, it extends to the well-being of our children in all ways. That includes making sure they have an education, a clean environment, [+]

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Get Dental Insurance Before You Need Dental Surgery!

Thankfully, we now live in a society where tooth extractions are the absolute last resort, and dentists will do everything in their power to save your teeth. Sometimes the measures they take [+]

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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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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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Dental Insurance Checklist

If you don’t have a plan or your existing one isn’t cutting it for you, it’s a great idea to put a little research into finding something that will meet all your [+]

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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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Infographic: COVID Challenging Your Travel Plans? Good News! TuGo Travel Insurance Has Got You and Your Visitors Covered

It’s vital to protect yourself against unexpected illnesses or injuries while you’re away from home with Emergency Medical Travel Insurance. While provincial healthcare covers hospitalization, coverage can be limited outside your home [+]

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Do You Find Completing Travel Insurance Forms A Challenge? Avoid These 3 Mistakes!

No matter what the season, you can be forgiven for spending your time searching for last minute travel deals, eagerly hoping to get out of town for a week or two. If [+]

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Get Your Travel Insurance To The US Because You Select To Travel

Relief and excitement are just two of the emotions felt by so many Canadians ready to travel to the U.S.  Whether you are vaccinated or not, the decision to travel across the [+]

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Don’t Worry — Travel Insurance Can Cover You If Your Health Has Changed

A standard emergency medical travel insurance policy will include coverage for pre-existing medical conditions — provided you meet the insurer’s stability requirements. What does that mean? That means it is important to [+]

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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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Massage Therapy: Why Something So Fantastic Has to Be Reasonable and Customary

The after-effects are wondrous, giving you relief from the stresses of life. To some, massage therapy is a real luxury to be paid out of pocket, while others are fortunate to have [+]

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10 Things Your Dentist Wants You to Know

That’s a shame because a good dental self-care routine is critical to proper oral healthcare. Though the frequency of your visits may vary based on your needs and your health and dental [+]

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5 Ways to Avoid a Problem with Your Travel Insurance Claim

Some travel insurance policies, thankfully, go without claims because the trip was uneventful. However, if you do find yourself sitting in an emergency room far away from home, you’ll never be mad [+]

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Younger Workers Need a Health Insurance Strategy

To help form part of a plan for tomorrow, today’s young workers need a health insurance strategy to take care of their current and future healthcare needs. Health Insurance Challenges Facing Millennials [+]

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Travel Insurance in Times of Global Uncertainty

When planning a trip for work, pleasure or personal reasons, it’s important to know what’s happening in the world around you. This year, many Canadians are changing their travel plans due to [+]

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What Do Dentists Think About Halloween?

One group of healthcare professionals in particular has some ideas on the subject of the annual festival of Trick or Treating adventures. What do dentists think of Halloween? Dental Care Tips from [+]

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Insurance Issues in the Medical Marijuana Debate in Canada

On April 20, 2017, the Canadian Federal Government announced that recreational use of marijuana (also known as cannabis) will be legal in Canada by Canada Day 2018. For many Canadians, this settles [+]

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