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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 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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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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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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How Health Insurance Helps You Hire Employees During A Labour Shortage

Businesses large and small have been facing obstacles related to the workforce in 2022. According to Statistics Canada’s Canadian Survey on Business Conditions for the first quarter, only about 65% of the [+]

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NEW! Discover Manulife Health and Dental Guaranteed Issue Plan

In Canada, we’re fortunate to have government healthcare that covers doctors’ visits, in‐hospital procedures and so on. But there’s a lot that’s not covered — like prescription drugs, eyeglasses, dental care and [+]

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How To Find Your Best Health Insurance Match For Your Small Business

Knowing how to take care of your work team’s health insurance needs can be challenging, especially when you are starting out or scaling up your small business. Employee benefits are important, and [+]

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Why Your Dental Fee Guide is Important and How to Understand It

Decoding the Codes Every procedure, every appliance, and every exam has a specific code. For example, you may have had a recall exam, where your dentist checks for cavities; some scaling, where [+]

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Dental Insurance: How to Fill in the Gaps

When you’re young, you have other things to worry about than your teeth. No one believes, when they’re in the prime of their lives, that someday they’ll fall apart — and it [+]

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What You Need To Know About Your Basic Dental Coverage

The next challenge for you is figuring out what exactly your plan covers. There are so many different programs; it’s understandable to have questions. If you have what is called “Basic Dental [+]

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Five Things You Need to Understand About Your Dental Insurance Plan

Imagine this.  You are sitting back and relaxing, watching Netflix.  You reach for the last bite of popcorn… and ouch!  Can you believe you just damaged your tooth! Hefty dental bills can [+]

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How 2 Group Plans Or 1 Group And 1 Individual Plan Can Coincide

But even if your employer doesn’t offer coverage, it’s a good idea to seek out dental insurance. Unexpected issues arise all the time; it’s better to have a plan already, so you [+]

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How Dental Insurance Can Improve Your Overall Health

A variety of illnesses that have nothing to do with your teeth are directly related to how you treat your mouth. According to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, gum disease is [+]

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The Alternate Benefit Clause: What You Need to Know

Suppose you just found out from your dentist that you need to have a bridge placed. You feel confident your plan will cover most of the proposed amount and your out-of-pocket expenses [+]

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Who Regulates Dental Care and Billing in Canada?

When you are trying to understand the codes of conduct observed by dental care providers, it’s a good idea to start with an overview of who regulates dental care and billing in [+]

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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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How To Prepare For Travelling Safely: Get Valuable Travel Insurance Protection

Travelweek surveyed 3,000 Canadians in June 2021 on their travel plans. Their findings? As soon as travel restrictions are lifted after the pandemic is over 1/3rd of those surveyed say they will [+]

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Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Visitors To Canada Travel Insurance

Regardless of whether your visiting friends or family are going to be here for a few days, a few months, or a couple of years, emergency medical insurance for visitors to Canada [+]

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Get The Perfect 2-Day Multi Trip Travel Insurance For Your Cross-Border Trips

If you get sick or injured while travelling, your provincial government healthcare provides limited coverage for medical treatment and hospital costs outside of Canada. Provincial healthcare plans don’t cover expenses like ambulance [+]

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Travel Insurance For Grandparents Traveling With Grandchildren

Planning a special trip with your grandchildren can be one of the best lifetime experiences. With children, anything can happen. That’s why pre-planning and buying travel insurance is a smart move when [+]

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Travelling Between Provinces This Summer? Stay Protected With Travel Insurance

Are ready to explore the amazing and beautiful feast for the senses that our country has to offer? Whether it’s visiting our magnificent national parks, a do-it-yourself tour of one of our [+]

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Twelve Facts You Should Know About COVID-19 Emergency Medical Travel Insurance

If you plan on travelling during this pandemic, it is vital to protect yourself trip by trip with emergency medical coverage that includes COVID-19 expenses. Why is travel insurance important? Travel insurance [+]

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Dental Care at Every Age

To help you understand what to do to get the most out of your health and dental insurance with proper follow-up care, we’ve prepared the following guide for dental care at every [+]

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Changing Jobs? Make Sure You’re Covered!

What do you need to know about health and dental insurance to make sure your transition to a new job is a smooth one? Starting a New Job Congratulations, you got the [+]

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Learn the Facts About Domestic Travel Insurance

  Because healthcare is something all Canadian citizens enjoy, we often take it for granted that the same rules apply everywhere in the country. Before you head off on a great Canadian [+]

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Seeing Double? Time for an Eye Exam!

Can you remember the last time you had an eye exam, if ever? Your supplementary health insurance benefits probably cover a visit every two or three years, and there’s a good reason [+]

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Five Summer Sun Safety Tips

Time Outdoor Activities Carefully There’s some truth to the expression “high noon.” It’s the time of day when the sun is at its highest. The Ultraviolet Index (UVI) is highest between 10:00 [+]

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Finding the Source Dental anxiety affects an estimated 10-20% of dental patients, so at least you’re in good company. Part of addressing your fear of the dentist is drilling down (pardon the [+]

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What do you Need to Know About Trip Cancellation Insurance?

To help you avoid the stress and financial pain of losing out on deposits if an emergency forces you to cancel a planned trip, here are a few things you should know [+]

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Health Insurance Considerations for the Self-Employed in Canada

Self-employed Canadians don’t get sick days, and many only have supplemental health insurance if they’re covered under a spouse’s plan. If you’re planning to become one of the more than two million [+]

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