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Canadian Traveller's Insurance Guide

Travel insurance protects you in case of unexpected medical emergencies and related expenses that you may incur while travelling outside of the country or your home province.

Our handy consumer guide provides you with the key points for choosing travel medical coverage.

Look for TRIP Certified Travel Professionals

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Congratulations for recognizing the need to ensure you have travel insurance before leaving Canada. But now you are faced with a variety of options on how to purchase the coverage. How do you decide which option is the best for you to make sure you are protected when travelling?

A good place to start is to look for the TRIP certification. TRIP stands for the Travel Insurance Program and it is the recognized training program of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada (THIA), the leading voice of the travel insurance industry in Canada. The TRIP course has been developed by industry experts and it is the only comprehensive training program specifically designed for the Canadian Travel Insurance industry.

Achieving the TRIP certification provides your salesperson with the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the Canadian Travel Insurance industry to be able to support you as the customer and clearly explain all the details of the product including coverage and exclusions so you know what you are buying. TRIP’s full training on claims handling means your TRIP certified salesperson will be able to help you navigate that process should it be necessary.

When you purchase your travel insurance from a TRIP certified salesperson you know you are dealing with an individual who is committed to the Canadian travel insurance industry and has invested the time to distinguish themselves. They understand the coverage options available and can help you make the right choice for your travel insurance needs and those of others travelling with you. Be confident and ask for the TRIP designation.