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The TripleGuard(TM) Insurance Pandemic Coverage

With dental offices across Canada closed for all but emergency procedures, if there’s one hot topic on the minds of the Canadian dental community, it’s Pandemic Outbreak Coverage

But what is Pandemic Outbreak Coverage? And what cover does it provide for participating dentists?

Ed Dermit, President CDSPI, in conversation with John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, explains that the pandemic coverage included in the CDSPI TripleGuardTM Insurance Pandemic Coverage is somewhat unique to Canada. He clarifies the difference between Pandemic Outbreak Coverage and business interruption coverage, outlines the benefits of Pandemic Outbreak Coverage, and details how participating dentists can register a claim.

He also addresses concerns over working in emergency or voluntary care at this time, and how it may impact coverage.

"what I want to start by saying is that I want to be clear that CDSPI, as a not-for-profit organization, our stakeholders are the provincial dental associations, the Canadian Dental Association, [and] the territories. It is the dental associations that actually elect our board of directors. And as such, we are clearly advocating for dentists." Ed Dermit, President CDSPI

We hope you you find the conversation helpful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team

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  1. Romani Nashid April 15, 2020

    Thanks for the informative interview. Ed has mentioned that doing emergency exams/dentistry will not preclude me from pandemic coverage, but will it affect my coverage portion? I am a dentist who is in the front line helping out my patients. I don’t want to be penalized for that, while a dentist who completely shut down his practice gets the full coverage. Thanks again

  2. Fim Brenman April 15, 2020

    Please let me know if I can apply for Pandemic coverage now if I don’t have
    it at the moment with CDSPI?


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