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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.

Play Hockey? Get Health Insurance

Hockey season is underway, and as we all enjoy cheering on our favourite team, the health impacts from injuries for those who take to the ice as players can be very significant. [+]

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How to Complete Your Manulife Online Health Insurance Application

If you are like most people, you know that relying solely on your government health coverage can leave you with medical bills for prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and therapy that [+]

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Saved by Travel Insurance: Jane’s Real-Life Story (video)

Most everyone knows that purchasing travel insurance not only protects you and your loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, it also helps to protect your bank account. But did you [+]

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The End of the Out-of-Country Travellers program is coming for Ontarians

The Ontario government announced in April 2019 that it would stop covering the medical costs of Ontarians travelling outside Canada, terminating OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program. Here is what you need to [+]

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Steer Clear of Hefty Hospital Bills When You Travel

Scooter, motorcycle, moped, vespa, or bicycle — the choices can be endless when choosing a two-wheeled ride for your overseas holiday. There are a lot of reasons renting one is a great [+]

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Saved by Travel Insurance: Malcolm’s Real-Life Story (video)

Educating yourself on travel insurance may not seem exciting, but sometimes just understanding how important travel insurance was in one person’s experience can be eye-opening. Purchasing travel insurance not only protects you [+]

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Does travel insurance cover hurricanes?

Most Canadians know the importance of getting medical travel insurance before they travel, but they may not be as aware of the importance of trip cancellation and interruption insurance to help prevent [+]

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Why individual health and dental plans can cost more than your old group plan

Both group and individual health and dental plans can protect you against out-of-pocket costs for healthcare, like prescription drugs, dental care, physiotherapy or chiropractic care, eyeglasses and more. But when you compare [+]

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Health Insurance Options for New Canadians

In the interim, newcomers to Canada face the same health care coverage challenges as those who are coming to the country temporarily. If you are planning to move to Canada permanently, until [+]

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Healthcare in Canada

It could be argued that prescription drugs and other treatments are missing from the public healthcare platform. Thankfully, many Canadians are able to access these supplementary treatments like physiotherapy and medical supplies [+]

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Factors Influencing Health Insurance Premiums

such as: Age Marital Status Dependents Health History Province of Residence Maximums The following provides some additional insight into the individual considerations that may affect your private health insurance premium. Age, Marital [+]

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Interim Federal Health Program – Do you qualify?

However, this benefit is not granted immediately upon arrival in Canada. Those new to the country have a waiting period for health insurance while their residency status in Canada is determined. This [+]

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Three Benefits of Private Health Insurance

Financial Protection Without supplemental health insurance, you are responsible for paying for the cost of any treatment not covered by your provincial plan.  As the government continues to eliminate covered services, you [+]

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Purchasing Health Insurance: Five Questions to Ask

Whether you’re purchasing health insurance for the first time or you’ve had a plan before, here are five questions to ask during your search for the coverage that is right for you, [+]

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Extended Health Benefits

Many of our American friends assume that everything is covered by our universal healthcare, but that is probably the biggest misconception of all. Even some Canadians assume this — until the time [+]

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Choosing a Health Insurance Broker

There are many benefits to working with a broker.  They work with multiple providers, giving you a wide range of plans to choose from, so you can select the one that’s right [+]

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