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Enrol in TRIP – THIA’s Travel Insurance Program
What is TRIP?
TRIP is an in-depth, online curriculum about travel health insurance that gives industry professionals and individuals interested in working in travel and travel insurance a foundation of knowledge for their careers. TRIP is the first program of its kind and equips users with the technical expertise and professional competence required to excel in the Canadian travel insurance industry.
TRIP’s nine modules are easy to follow, self-directed, interactive and available to you 24/7, wherever you are. Plus, they earn you continuing education credits in select provinces.
To register, go to https://thia.opilink.com
Who should take TRIP?
TRIP is a must for the career-minded travel professional or would-be travel professional and their employers:
- Travel insurance professionals (e.g. employees of travel insurance companies, brokers, underwriters and reinsurers)
- Professionals in associated fields (e.g. emergency travel assistance companies, air ambulance companies)
- Students and individuals who are interested in joining the travel insurance industry
- Travel agents or others who can add value through travel health insurance offerings
- Employers who want an orientation or professional development tool for their employees
How TRIP can benefit you:
- Gain greater understanding of the travel insurance industry to provide exceptional customer experience
- Attain continuing education credits in Manitoba (7 Life/Accident & Sickness; 7 General)
- Attain continuing education credits in Ontario (2 Management, 3 Technical, 2 Personal Skills)
- Demonstrate your commitment to excellence to employers
- Gain a competitive edge in an information-rich environment where consumers are able to instantly research travel options and reviews
- Earn the trust of travellers as a TRIP certificate holder
What does TRIP cover?
TRIP’s nine modules cover:
- Overview of Insurance
- The Contract
- Travel Insurance Products
- Pricing and Underwriting
- Sales and Distribution
- Assistance and Claims
- Compliance, Regulation and Licensing
- Ethics and Fraud
- Looking Forward
Why is TRIP important to the industry?
Travel health insurance is a complex industry that includes a range of services such as sales, medical evacuation, claims management and other roles. With TRIP, the Travel Health Insurance Association (THIA) aims to ensure a consistently high level of knowledge, quality and integrity across this diverse industry.
How much does TRIP cost?
- Early Adopter (Until May 31, 2019) - $99/student (for THIA members only)
- $150/student (for THIA members only)
- Corporate Purchase (minimum 5 students) - $99/student
Regardless of your travel career choice, understanding the full landscape of the industry will better equip you for your role and advancement. Upon completion, each TRIP certificate holder will have a full understanding of the fundamentals of Canadian travel health insurance.