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Why do I need it?

posted on 1:07 PM, October 22, 2014

Your provincial government health plan pays only a very small portion of medical expenses incurred outside of Canada. Costs for medical care in the US and many places around the world can be very expensive. Travel insurance helps take care of you and your family and can protect your finances.

Whether you’re a cross-border shopper, business traveller, backpacker, snowbird or family on vacation, emergencies can happen at any time. From assistance if you’re sick or stranded, to a trip cancelled as a result of volcanoes or earthquakes, travel insurance is a necessity and you should not leave home without it.

Travel insurance is supported by 24/7 emergency medical assistance. Specialists can help you navigate health care services outside of Canada and guide you in seeking and receiving proper treatment. Travel insurance provides peace of mind; and if something unexpected happens, you will have someone to turn to for help.