September 2015

Saving Money on Personal Health Insurance by Using Your Provincial Health Plan

When you choose to purchase a personal health insurance plan, it doesn’t mean you’re cut off from your provincial plan. As a matter of fact, there are many situations where you can make use of your provincial health plan to maximize your overall health benefits. In this post, I’m going to talk to you a little bit about how you can save money by making use of your provincial health plan while still having the peace of mind that comes with purchasing your own personal health insurance. Read more »

10 Important Health Insurance Questions to Ask 10 Years Away From Retirement

As you inch closer toward retirement age, there’s no doubt you’re getting excited for the next chapter in your life. Of course, as with any major change, it’s important to be prepared for what’s on the horizon. That’s why I’ve taken the time to prepare this list of important questions you need to ask yourself as you begin to enter the “retirement risk zone.” When you have the answers to these questions, you’ll be well on your way to preparing for your golden years with the ones that you love.
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Health Insurance and Genetic Testing – Protecting Yourself From Future Risks

You’ve heard me say it time and time again, but the fact remains, it’s always better have health insurance and not need it, rather than need health insurance and not have it. This can be especially true if you think you may potentially be at risk for a genetic disorder that runs in your family (such as Hodgkin’s disease). In this post, I’m going to talk to you a little bit about the importance of securing health insurance before making the decision to have genetic testing done, as well as how insurance can help once your tests are complete. Read more »

The True Cost of Health Insurance

As a young person, it’s very easy to live by the simple motto “What could possibly go wrong?” Often times, when you’re transitioning from living at home to breaking out on your own, the last thing on your mind is health insurance. However, the truth is that this is the best time to purchase a plan for yourself. As you get older, you may develop health conditions that can adversely impact the price you’ll pay for adequate coverage. In this post, we’re going to talk about the true cost of health insurance, and why purchasing it when you’re healthy is the smartest choice you can make.  Read more »