Category Archives: Travel Insurance

Reforms for Travel Health Insurance

As a travel insurance specialist, I have advocated for consumer protection with doctors and insurance companies. For you, the consumer, I am here to educate and provide you with knowledge and understanding of the products you are purchasing. 

The CCIR came up with a consumer survey on travel insurance to which results were posted in 2016. Further to the survey, recommendations were made by the CCIR on Travel Insurance Reforms that were posted on May 31, 2017. The goal is to enhance consumer protection and increase confidence in travel health insurance products.

Read more or Contact Me for a copy of the recommendations surrounding definitions, eligibility, exclusions…

 

Snowbird Travel Insurance Survey Results

travelThe Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (“CCIR”) proposed a consumer survey surrounding travel insurance . Consumers were asked to give their input on their concerns over purchasing insurance and to offer up their comments.

The survey outlined fair treatment of consumers, potential issues related to Travel Health
Insurance (“THI”) and options to enhance consumers’ protection and confidence.

The results are now available…Survey Results

Visitors to Canada Medical Insurance

International Visitors to Canada

If you have family or friends coming to stay, let them know that the Canadian government recommends that they get proper insurance coverage during their stay. Health care shouldn’t be a financial burden. Here are some real life examples that demonstrate the value of investing in a comprehensive visitor’s plan: Visitor Claims

Health care shouldn’t be a financial burden. Contact me for a free no-obligation quote for your loved ones.

Summertime Blue is Back!

Unlimited Travel Coverage for the Summer at Great Rates!

Enjoy peace of mind this summer with Blue Cross Summertime Blue travel plan, covering an unlimited number of trips between June 6th – September 6th, 2016. Summertime Blue is the perfect plan for summer travelers, especially families. Parents and children are covered even when they travel separately.

One affordable price for an unlimited number of trips during the summer, regardless of length of stay, for everyone in the family. Up to $5,000,0000 in emergency medical care; 24/7 assistance in case of an emergency. For more details and rates contact me.

TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

2015 IS THE YEAR FOR INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

The Canadian Tourism Commission reports that Canada had 17.1 million international arrivals in 2014 and 2015 is set to be another stellar year, in part due to a weak Canadian dollar, low gas prices, and an increased number of international flight routes. If you have family or friends coming to stay, let them know that the Canadian government recommends that they get proper insurance coverage during their stay. Here are some real life examples that demonstrate the value of investing in a comprehensive visitor’s plan: Visitor Claims

Health care shouldn’t be a financial burden. Contact me for a free no-obligation quote for your loved ones.

CCIR Traveller’s Survey

CANADA’S INSURANCE REGULATORS SEEKING PUBLIC INPUT ON TRAVEL INSURANCE

The Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR) will make an examination of travel insurance one of its key priorities in 2015 and is seeking input from the public on how the business is conducted in Canada, announced Chair Carolyn Rogers.

If you would like to provide input on your thoughts and feelings about the travel insurance industry, now is your chance. See full News Release with contact information. Also, feel free to send me a copy of your thoughts and opinions.

 

Travel Insurance Tips

Travel 2Tip #1 – Declarations:

When applying for travel insurance it is important to understand the declaration of health, so that you know what you are agreeing to before signing on the dotted line. Here are some sample declarations from various travel application forms: Sample Declarations

Tip #2 – The Applicant & The Agent

An insurance policy is a contract; be aware of what you are agreeing to and take it seriously. Applying for travel insurance is a process, so give yourself some time to make sure everything is in order before signing on the dotted line.  Read more about your role as an applicant and working with an agent: The Applicant & The Agent: Roles & Responsibilities

 

 

Snowbird Seminar

Join us for our first annual Snowbird Seminar at the Buckhorn Community Centre on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 from 9-12:30.

We have put together a group of professionals to provide information and answer questions about various subjects: Travel Insurance; Getting Your Prescriptions in Order; Tips on Converting US $; Buying Property in the US?; US Tax Issues for Canadians – 183 Day Rule.

For more information click here

10 Ways to Save on Travel Insurance

travel1. Travel Often: Consider a Multi-Trip/Annual Plan. They end up being significantly cheaper and more convenient than single trip plans, if you travel more than once or twice per year.

2. Travel in Twos? Make sure to take advantage of Companion Discounts. Your travelling companion does not have to be a family member – as long as your travel arrangements and trip dates are the same.

3. Travelling with Family? Get Family Rates which are much less expensive than individual rates for families of 3 or more.

4. Like to Bundle? An All-Inclusive Plan will cover medical emergencies and unexpected events like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and/or lost/stolen baggage.

5. Travelling with Friends? Group Rates are typically better than rates for individuals. Your group doesn’t even have to be that large. Groups as small as 5 can save big!

6. Are you a Risk Taker? Adding a Deductible means saving on the total cost of your travel insurance. The higher the deductible, the lower the premium.

7. Always plan in Advance? Buy your travel insurance early to take advantage of possible Early Bird Rates for Snowbirds.

8. Not your Birthday yet? Buy before your special day and you could save a good chunk of cash! Travel insurance rates are most often based on your age at the time of purchase, not at the time of travel.

9.  Travelling Longer? Save money by purchasing a Travel Insurance Top-Up rather than buying a whole new plan for the remainder of your trip.

10. No plans to visit the USA? Purchase a Non-USA plan to take advantage of the savings!

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