Seasoned travellers know the importance of travel insurance when planning an out-of-country trip, but many people don’t purchase insurance for travel within Canada. The right coverage can provide additional health protection for out-of-province travel and reimburse you for trip cancellation and lost luggage.
Out-of-Province Health Coverage
Canadians can access medical services outside of their home province, but not all services and prescription medications are covered. Also, medical transportation to get home is likely not covered, requiring you to pay out-of-pocket. With travel insurance, these types of costs would be covered, allowing you to focus on your recovery, not on how you’ll pay for your care.
A trip within Canada can be just as expensive as a trip outside of the country, and plans can just as easily change. If you have travel insurance, you could be reimbursed for trip cancellation due to illness or family emergency — saving you thousands of dollars.
While travelling within Canada, you could still experience the frustration of lost luggage. Without insurance, you could be responsible for paying to replace lost items while the airline tracks down your bags; however, with the right insurance, you could have access to immediate funds.
Travel insurance can provide a number of benefits and should be purchased if you’re planning to be more than 200 kilometres from your home. When you purchase insurance through Hudson’s Bay Financial Services, you’ll find rates that start at $2.62 a day,1 plus you can earn up to 5,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.2
SecuriGlobe Inc. is Canada’s largest travel insurance distributor, comparing the rates of over 14 of the leading travel insurance companies in the country to save you money.
1 Rates and product details are effective as of January 1, 2019, and are subject to change without notice. All plans are subject to the terms and conditions of your Policy and Documents of Insurance. Premiums vary by age, duration of travel and pre-existing medical conditions.
2 Earn 3,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points for an annual plan; 5,000 Rewards points for a winter travel plan; 5,000 Rewards points for a Visitors to Canada plan and 2,000 Rewards points when you purchase all other plans and when you use a valid Canadian credit card to pay for your premiums. Rewards points will be issued within four to six weeks of the departure date.
Travel insurance for Hudson’s Bay customers is arranged for by Hudson’s Bay Financial Services with the assistance of SecuriGlobe Inc. Travel insurance is underwritten by a number of Canadian insurers.
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