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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.

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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Quick! Answer This Question: What Is Health Insurance?

When it comes to a simple answer to the question of health insurance in Canada, it isn’t quite simple. But here is what you need to know to make sure an unexpected [+]

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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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Excited To Re-Open? Don’t Forget Health Insurance For Your Employees

For most small business owners, a long-term mindset and careful cash-flow management helps make your business resilient and responsive. When challenges arise, it takes patience. But transformation often happens with a focus [+]

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Depending on Millennial and Gen-Z Workers? Grab 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. That’s vital to you as [+]

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Do You Dread Allergy Season? Health Insurance Can Help Come To The Rescue.

If you dread allergy season you are not alone – as many as 25% of Canadians suffer from seasonal allergies. For millions of Canadian allergy sufferers, it seems like it’s always allergy [+]

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Does Your Health Insurance Cover Medical Equipment?

Did you know that your government health coverage doesn’t usually cover the cost of medical support equipment you may need if you have an accident or illness? If you do qualify for [+]

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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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How to Offer Employee Assistance with a Small Group Health Plan

When you’re a small business owner, your time is valuable. To simplify the selection and reduce the cost of your group benefits package, at SBIS we offer GMS Group Advantage, a health [+]

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Health Insurance for Canadian Retirees

While employed full-time, many Canadians are in the fortunate position of having company-provided health and dental insurance to help offset the costs of these services that fall outside the provincial and territorial [+]

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No Employee Benefits? Now You Need Health Insurance

A nice perk for some people who work is that their employer provides benefits. But more and more Canadians don’t have that advantage. They are self-employed. Once you’re in business for yourself, [+]

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Is Health Insurance Important When I Retire?

Health insurance benefits are an important part of an employee’s compensation package. Did you know that when you retire, you will likely lose those benefits and the peace of mind they provide? [+]

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Do I have to be in good health to apply for health insurance?

Health insurance helps pay for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses not covered by our government health plan — and that’s vital to protecting your finances. But if you have a pre-existing health condition before [+]

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Looking for Health Insurance? Discover GMS Plans!

At SBIS, we know you want health insurance coverage that best fits your budget and your needs — and you want an insurance provider you can trust. Whether you are just starting [+]

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Get Help Managing Your Prescriptions + Home Delivery

For many years, hospitals and other institutions have used special medication dispensing systems to help patients adhere to their prescription instructions. Now, GSC includes PocketPills with your health insurance options as just [+]

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Manulife Healthcare Online Makes Virtual Visits Safe and Easy

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, medical video consultations are working to connect patients with qualified doctors as an alternative to in-person care. Today, telemedicine is playing a crucial part in healthcare as more [+]

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How Can I Get Dental Insurance?

How Can I Get Dental Insurance? Provincial insurance plans do not provide dental coverage to Canadian residents unless it is an emergency.  However, routine dental care is critical to keeping your teeth [+]

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Three Ways Dental Insurance Can Help You Care For Your Teeth

Diet Proper nutrition isn’t just about keeping your body healthy, it helps keep your teeth healthy too.  Many people are aware of the link between what they eat and how it affects [+]

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How Do I Know if Treatment is Covered Under My Dental Insurance Plan?

You should not make a decision about proceeding with a particular treatment based on whether or not your insurance plan covers it.  However, it is important to understand if your insurance carrier [+]

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The Importance of Discussing Your Dental Insurance Plan With Your Broker or Financial Advisor

While dental insurance will help protect you from unexpected out-of-pocket costs, it’s not enough to just purchase a policy.  It’s important that you familiarize yourself with your policy and what it offers.  [+]

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Dental Insurance for Every Stage of Life

Your First Dental Insurance Plan When you are no longer eligible for coverage under your parents’ dental insurance plan, it’s time to start thinking about getting a policy of your own.  As [+]

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The Importance of a Family Dental Insurance Plan

Parents’ Role Children learn by watching their parents, so it is very important that parents set a good example and teach their children healthy eating habits and how to properly take care [+]

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Why do I Need Dental Insurance?

Prevent Problems Before They Occur When it comes to oral health, prevention is key.  Regular brushing and flossing at home are essential, but they’re not enough.  Routine dental exams are critical in [+]

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When is the Best Time to Purchase Travel Insurance?

Most people figure out where they’re going before they do anything else, and adjust the rest of their preparations around the time and place they’ll be away. Do you want to go [+]

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Do I Need Travel Insurance for a Destination Wedding?

Weddings create a huge market, and this is certainly true for destination weddings. Places like Cancun, Dominican Republic, and other tropical getaways are popular for this type of celebration. It’s a great [+]

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Do I Need Insurance When Travelling Within Canada?

Perhaps best of all, every Canadian resident is eligible for government healthcare, so you don’t need to worry about travel insurance, right? Not so fast, adventurous traveller! Virtually every provincial health ministry [+]

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Travel Insurance Destination Guide

It seems the only real limit is deciding where to go for a March Break vacation. Of course you know that the most important thing you can pack for your trip is [+]

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Travelling with a Pre-Existing Condition

Those with pre-existing conditions are often convinced that as long as their medical issue is under control when they leave the country, there is no reason to buy travel insurance. Nothing could [+]

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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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Hockey Season is Starting! How Much Is a New Set of Teeth?

Another time-honoured tradition is the post-game interview on Hockey Night in Canada.  If players are lucky, they get a chance to hit the locker room to put in their teeth before the [+]

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