Accidents and illnesses can occur at any time. Whether travelling for business or for pleasure, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) states that “anytime you leave Canada without supplementary travel medical insurance – even just for a few hours – you’re taking a risk.”
Travel insurance policies are designed to compensate you for certain unexpected expenses which may arise while travelling inter provincially or overseas. While your government health coverage does cover a fraction of these costs, it is usually very limited. Supplementary coverage is designed to fill the gaps of baggage benefits, in addition to accidental death or dismemberment insurance.
Again, while hospital expenses may be included in your government health coverage, a trip to a private health clinic could amount to thousands of dollars in unforeseen expenses. Protect yourself with a travel protection plan in the event of a medical emergency, trip cancellation or interruption.
If you have friends or family visiting Canada contact us and we can help with visitors insurance.