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No health insurance? Here’s how to keep dental costs from bankrupting you May 24th
Should you get dental health insurance? (Likely no) Can you haggle over prices with your dentist? (Yes!). The Star spoke to experts about strategies for keeping costs in check..... More »
How to calculate the taxable amount for a cashed-in whole life insurance policy + MORE Apr 18th
Ask MoneySense I cashed in my whole life insurance policy last year and received a T5 suggesting I have to pay tax on the full amount of my cash value. Is this correct? The cash surrender value was $27,000, I paid $28,000 in premiums, and they told me my pure cost of net insurance was $30,000, whate.... More »
How GreenShield+ Will Revolutionize Canada’s Health Care and Benefits Experience
Imagine it’s a Monday morning and you’ve woken up with a fever and a pounding headache. Instead of waiting in line at a nearby walk-in clinic, you reach for your phone, open an app and connect with a doctor in a matter of minutes. Do you require medication? Imagine receiving a prescription in real-time and having it delivered directly to your door, all while a pharmacist is available on the app to answer your questions. Not to mention that your insurance provider and care provider are fully integrated, so there’s no paperwork involved and no need to pay out of pocket. The only thing left to do is get better.
This is the future of health care and benefits, according to GreenShield. The 65-year-old insurance company is Canada’s only national not-for-profit insurer. It is also the country’s only payer-provider—meaning it is the only insurer to offer health care services, insurance and reimbursement all in one place. Leveraging this expertise, later this year, GreenShield will be launching a first-of-its-kind digital health and benefits ecosystem, GreenShield+, which will integrate its payer-provider offering and reinvent the health care and benefits experience…