Expect the best while preparing for the worst – stay protected wherever you travel!
Regardless of your age, destination, or length of travel, medical emergencies can happen to anyone.
Many Canadians are still surprised to learn that their provincial health insurance plan does not extend to out-of-country medical care. The fact is, your provincial or territorial health plan covers only a very small portion of the costs (if any) for medical care you receive while abroad. It’s for this reason that the Government of Canada recommends securing travel insurance with medical benefits before you leave on a trip.
Whether it’s outpatient care or you’re admitted to a hospital, the financial losses related to medical emergencies abroad can be substantial, impacting significantly you and your family’s resources.
Travel insurance plans with medical benefits can help protect you against these risks.
Travellers can enjoy peace of mind knowing that not only does their travel insurance cover unexpected medical costs, but potentially additional services as well:
- Referrals to medical providers
- Monitoring the quality of your care
- Communicating with your treating physician at your destination as well as your primary physician at home
- Arranging for medical escorts or an air ambulance to bring home, and more.