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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.

Let GMS Health Insurance Help You Live Well With LifeWorks

GMS has been in the business of protecting Canadians with health insurance for 70 plus years. Over that time, GMS has evolved their health insurance coverage to meet your changing needs. That’s [+]

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Going Province To Province For Your Commute? You Need Travel Insurance Protection

Back in 2016, only about four percent of people worked remotely. By 2021, that number grew to over 30 percent of Canadian workers. And now, many Canadians have chosen to re-locate their [+]

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I’m Retiring! How Do I Continue Having Health Insurance When I Leave My Job?

Just one look at Canadian statistics, and it is clear that more people are retiring, and many at a younger age. During 2020 and 2021, more than 650,000 Canadians joined the 65-plus [+]

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Choosing To Cruise This Winter? Get Travel Insurance For A Safe Trip

What is your cruise destination? Likely it is the Caribbean Sea which spans 2.75 million square kilometers, has roughly seven thousand islands and more than 20 bordering countries. The Caribbean offers sun-bathing [+]

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Get New Free Pharmacy Delivery With PRISM® Health Insurance

With the growing trend of digital health and the continuing vital role that prescription drugs play in our lives, SBIS’ exclusive PRISM health and dental plans now give you access to The [+]

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The 2022 Healthcare Survey Findings: Three Ways Employees Need Health Insurance Support

Health benefits plans and workplace wellness tools have increased in importance as the need for health care support has increased for employees while at the same time the labour market is tightening. [+]

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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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What Is The Cost Of (Not Having) Health Insurance For Your Small Business?

The pressure to offer higher wages due to labour shortages is felt by many entrepreneurs. According to the September 2021 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC.ca) study, the pressure of labour shortages [+]

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Are You A Single Parent? Tips On Choosing And Using Health Insurance

If you are like 1.8M other Canadians¹, you know that being a single parent of one child or several children can be stressful, and that can take a toll on your health. [+]

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Did You Know That The Health Insurance You Depend On May Retire When You Do?

When transitioning into retirement protect yourself against costly medical expenses.  Your prescription drugs, glasses and dental bills may not be covered by your government health insurance plan and these costs can quickly [+]

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The Top Three Health Insurance Features You Need For Your Active Lifestyle

Sometimes we lead an active lifestyle because our work demands it. Sometimes we choose that lifestyle because it: Makes us feel happier Getting active releases endorphins that produce positive feelings and reduce [+]

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Dental Checkups – Why You Should Go and How Dental Insurance Helps

When we think about our health, what do we usually think about right away? Our cardio-respiratory systems? Our allergies or our weight? We tend to forget about our teeth and gums. It’s [+]

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Top 5 Reasons Your Small Business Should Provide Prescription Drug Health Insurance

Drug benefits are important. The majority (82%) of Canadians with access to health benefit plans used their drug plan at least once in the past year, according to the Sanofi Canada Healthcare [+]

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How to Help Employees Ease into Retirement With Health Insurance

Nobody needs the stress of financial worry. That’s why having a job with paid benefits is so highly valued by most Canadians. We are all fortunate to have provincial health insurance coverage, [+]

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4 Sure Signs it’s Time to Get Health Insurance

When we’re going through a major life change (finishing school, changing jobs, retirement, etc.), it’s the perfect time to review our financial plans. In many cases, this will include evaluating your needs [+]

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Four Steps to Choosing a Dental Insurance Quote

How Much is the Quote? Look at the quotes you’ve received for each plan.  The plan with the lowest quote will cost you the least amount of money, right?  Not so fast.  [+]

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Student Dental Insurance – Three Reasons You Need a Plan

Preventative Maintenance No matter how diligently you brush and floss at home, regular trips to the dentist are critical to maintaining a happy and healthy smile throughout your life.  Dental insurance gives [+]

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Purchasing Dental Insurance: Four Questions to Ask

What Services Are Covered? Dental insurance helps reduce your out-of-pocket expenses by paying for a portion of the cost associated with covered services.  But only some services may be covered in full.  [+]

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Who Needs to Purchase Dental Insurance?

A Canada dental insurance plan can give you and your family access to the care you need when you need it and protect your finances.  If you’re wondering whether buying a plan [+]

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Buying Dental Insurance

It doesn’t have to be that way.  A Canada dental insurance plan can help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses, making routine dental care affordable.  But buying dental insurance may seem overwhelming if you [+]

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Dental Insurance for Seniors

Our bodies slow down, our vision begins to fade, and more notably, our teeth change as well. Almost suddenly, we find ourselves looking in the mirror realizing that we need to take [+]

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Cost of Dental Insurance

Premiums The premium is the cost most people think of first when they think about buying dental insurance.  It is the amount you pay every month to maintain your coverage.  Premiums vary [+]

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Individual Dental Insurance

Benefits of Dental Insurance Although purchasing dental insurance may not seem necessary, it can help protect your health as well as your finances. No matter how diligently you brush and floss at [+]

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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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What is and isn’t covered by Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance

Cancelled trips are a primary concern for travellers. The cost of your trip is quite an investment—one that may have taken years of budgeting and planning. A lot can happen in the [+]

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Do I need travel insurance for trips within Canada?

Are you one of the many Canadians who loves to explore everything our country has to offer? Whether it’s a ski trip out west, whale watching in the Atlantic, or a weekend [+]

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3 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

We all know the easiest way to make sure your healthcare expenses will be covered if you’re sick or injured while far from home is to purchase travel insurance for every trip. [+]

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What is Emergency Travel Assistance?

Think of your emergency assistance provider as a concierge to your travel insurance policy benefits. Emergency Travel Assistance (or ETA) is provided by the expert team available to help you when you [+]

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How to complete a travel insurance medical questionnaire

A travel insurance policy application will ask questions about your health and medical history once you reach a certain age. The reason? As we age, we are more likely to have medical [+]

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Does Your Credit Card Travel Insurance Really Have You Covered?

Too often, people assume that they have all the travel insurance protection they need just by carrying their credit card. But this complimentary benefit is a “one size fits all” product. It may [+]

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Can I travel with marijuana?

The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THiA) recently conducted a study on what Canadians aged 18–60 across Canada know about the implications of travelling with marijuana*. Not surprisingly, how old you [+]

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New University Graduates Really Need Insurance

Many young Canadians have insurance coverage through their parents’ plans. They’re listed as dependent children and as such, are eligible for full coverage as long as Mom and Dad keep paying their [+]

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Dentures Are Not a Foregone Conclusion

While dentures have always been commonly needed by older people, these days more and more people are keeping their teeth, thanks to advancements in dentistry. But in case you ever find yourself [+]

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Make Sure March Break Doesn’t Break the Bank

Airlines Don’t Control the Weather Airlines don’t have any more control over the weather than you do! If your flight is significantly delayed because weather conditions make it unsafe to take off [+]

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Yes, Adults Still Get Cavities

Not so fast! While the softer teeth of young children are more susceptible to cavities, a 2009 Health Canada study revealed that 96% of Canadian adults have at least one coronal cavity. [+]

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Completing Travel Insurance Forms? Avoid These Mistakes!

You can be forgiven for spending your time searching for last minute travel deals, eagerly hoping to get out of dodge for a week or two. If you are planning a winter [+]

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Make Good Dental Health a New Year’s Resolution

An Ounce of Prevention While most people admit to enjoying “fresh from the dentist” clean teeth, few enjoy the time they spent in the dentist’s chair to get that feeling. But a [+]

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Snow Removal is a Pain in the Back!

Getting treatment for a snow-related injury is a fantastic idea, but it’s best to prevent those injuries in the first place by using safe shoveling techniques. Use an ergonomic shovel: An ergonomic [+]

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Is Your Adult Child Still Covered Under Your Dental Insurance Plan?

While they may still be YOUR baby, most insurance carriers consider your child an adult at the age of 21, though there may be some exceptions for full-time students and those with [+]

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