Many Canadians are getting ready to visit friends and family over the holidays. If your vacation plans are taking you out of province, one of the best ways to enjoy a stress-free holiday is to purchase travel insurance before you leave. The right insurance can help cover costs related to missed flights, lost luggage and medical treatment and prescriptions.
With snow almost guaranteed in Canada during November and December, you could miss your flight because of a weather delay or arrive late to the airport because of road conditions. Travel insurance can help cover the costs with rebooking a flight and could potentially save you thousands of dollars during an already expensive time.
With so many people travelling, there’s also an increased risk that luggage could be lost between where it was checked and where you arrive. Without travel insurance, you’d pay out-of-pocket for clothes and toiletries or have to wait for the airline to track down your bags or provide reimbursement. Travel insurance can provide instant funds to buy new clothes or anything else you need so your holiday isn’t affected by lost luggage.
Medical treatment in a foreign country can be expensive, with costs for tests, treatment and medications adding up quickly. Travel insurance can cost as little as $2.621 a day and potentially save thousands of dollars for treatment. Travel insurance can even help with out-of-province travel throughout Canada. Canadians should know that provincial health plan coverage varies from province to province, and if you require medical attention while away, you could end up having to pay for things like prescription medication out-of-pocket.
Travel insurance is affordable, and a number of plans are available to fit your specific needs. Enjoy a stress-free holiday season knowing you’re covered in case the unexpected happens.
SecuriGlobe Inc., Canada’s largest travel insurance distributor, can help you find the perfect coverage that fits your budget. They compare rates from 14 leading travel insurance companies; plus, you can earn up to 5,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points.2
1 Rates and product details are effective as of January 1, 2018, 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 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.
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