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  • March 6, 2020

    Important Notice Regarding the Outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

      On Thursday, January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an international public health emergency in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The first reported case of coronavirus was from Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, but with their recent announcement, the WHO is acknowledging the disease now represents a risk beyond […]

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  • March 2, 2020

    Tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the Coronavirus outbreak

    In these uncertain times, dentists, their staff, and their families are invited to contact the Members’ Assisstance Program (MAP*) for no-cost support.   What is Coronavirus? A new flu-like coronavirus has been reported in several cities around the world in recent weeks. The 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus identified as the cause of an […]

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  • January 20, 2020

    Dentistry is evolving. So is CDSPI.

      Having spoken with dentists across the country, I know many are thinking about how to adapt to the rapidly changing landscape. Dentists are faced with many demands including heightened competition, new technologies, retaining top employees and exceeding patient expectations. These same themes are top of mind for CDSPI.   A core part of the […]

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  • December 18, 2019

    Travel Health Insurance More Important Than Ever for Ontarians

      The Government of Ontario will stop its coverage of out-of-country emergency medical expenses as of January 1, 2020, except for dialysis treatments. OHIP currently covers up to $400 a day for inpatient treatments and up to $50 a day for emergency outpatient and doctor services.   “Some Canadians may still be under the false […]

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  • December 16, 2019

    Qtrade Named Best Online Brokerage Fourth Year in a Row

      We’re excited to announce that our partner, Qtrade Investor, has won Surviscor’s 2019 best online brokerage award for the fourth year in a row.   Surviscor produces the most comprehensive online and mobile discount brokerage analysis in North America.   This award is given to the firm that provides the best overall self-directed online […]

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  • November 28, 2019

    TFSA Contribution Limit for 2020 Announced

      The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) contribution limit for 2020 is $6,000, remaining the same as 2019. If you have never contributed to a TFSA and have been eligible since its introduction in 2009, your cumulative contribution room will be $69,500 in 2020. Withdrawals are tax-free and can be re-contributed a year later. If you […]

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  • November 4, 2019

    CPP Maximum Pensionable Earnings Raised for 2020

      The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced the maximum pensionable earnings under the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for 2020 will be $58,700, up from $57,400 in 2019. Increased contribution rates were also announced.   What does this mean for dentists? Those who earn more than $58,700 in 2020 aren’t required or permitted to make […]

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  • November 4, 2019

    Update – CDSPI Home & Auto Clients Not Affected By Breach

      Desjardins Group announced on November 1st, that a massive data breach from earlier this year is much larger in scope than previously believed and has affected 4.2 million of its members.   Please note the Desjardins data breach does not affect CDSPI clients who have home and/or auto insurance through The Personal, a subsidiary […]

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  • October 15, 2019

    Emergency Information for Residents of Manitoba Impacted by the Snowstorm

      If you’ve been impacted by the recent snowstorm in Manitoba, CDSPI has information to help you access resources and support.   If your practice has been impacted by the snowstorm: Call 1.800.561.9401 or email claims@cdspi.com CDSPI Claim Support Centre is available 8:30 to 4:30 EST.   If your home has been impacted by the […]

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  • October 8, 2019

    NEW: Get Fast Tracked with a Clean Bill of Health

    If you are in excellent health, based on your application, CDSPI Life Insurance approval can take as little as two weeks. This is a valuable feature if you are in a hurry and need life insurance to help secure a mortgage, practice loan or other large credit application.   You may be eligible for up […]

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