While travel restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 are still in place in some provinces and territories, the past several weeks have seen a loosening of some inbound and outbound travel policies as several regions begin to slowly reopen. As well, here’s a look at some of the rules for each province and territory (updated July 6, 2020). Read more…
TORONTO — The U.S. and Canada are poised to extend their agreement to keep their shared border closed to non-essential travel to Aug. 21, but a final confirmation has not been given, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
One of Canada’s highest-profile medical experts throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Isaac Bogoch, told the CBC last week that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Canada-U.S. border stays closed until into 2021. Read more…
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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation is constantly evolving and I understand that you will have questions & concerns about your travel insurance coverage and the benefits of your ’emergency medical travel insurance.’
If you are currently on a trip, or planning on travelling, I’m here to help, so feel free to send me an email https://bertraminsurance.ca/contact-us/ or call me directly at 1-866-657-3882.
Keep in mind that information is changing with little or no notice, so I strongly advise that you regularly check in with the Canadian Government’s Travel Advisory site: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/advisories
Ontario is moving ahead with a plan to scrap a provincial program that offers basic out-of-country travel insurance…Read more
For 2017 tax filing, here are changes you can share with clients, courtesy of the CRA…Read more
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.
This article is from September 2015 but is a reminder for those travelling to the USA, that there are rules to follow.
Review last years CBC News commentary...read more
The 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
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.