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10 items you need in your car emergency kit

With these 10 essential items in your car, you’ll be prepared for any storm winter sends your way. Find out what should be in your car emergency kit.

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Diabetes: Recognize the signs and symptoms

Eleven million Canadians – one in three of us – have diabetes or prediabetes. Every three minutes, another Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes. If you have any of the following symptoms, contact your health-care provider right away.

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5 tips to help you get out of debt

Need to start tackling your debt but aren’t sure where to start? Here are five tips that can help get you back in the black.

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Benefit reminders

You may be wondering about your benefits coverage as a member who is participating in the Employee Life and Health Trust, or a newly eligible member. Here are some things to consider:
 

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The Specialty Drug Care program and Bayshore Pharmacy Services

The Specialty Drug Care program offers drug cost savings and a nurse to help you with your medication and condition.

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Diabetes affects you or someone you know

November is Diabetes Awareness Month in Canada. With 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, chances are, diabetes affects you or someone you know.
 

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Submit an estimate before making expensive health and dental purchases

By submitting an estimate or pre-determination for the expensive medical equipment or services you require, you will know how much is covered under your benefits plan and how much you may be responsible for paying out of your pocket. This will help you to plan and will also minimize surprises and disappointment if your claim is not eligible for full or partial reimbursement.
 

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Looking at your paramedical services

Most benefits plans include paramedical services as part of the Extended Health Care benefits. Your paramedical services refer to treatments from health-care providers such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, podiatrists, naturopaths, psychologists, and others.

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