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These are some scary numbers: 15% of Canadians do not purchase Travel Medical Insurance while travelling to the South and only 39% get it when going to States! Medical treatment abroad can be exorbitantly expensive: our infographic shows you a few examples using real numbers from the cases.
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So maybe it’s worth asking yourself: can I afford potentially spending thousands on hospital expenses abroad, or would I rather spend just 10-15 min researching and purchasing appropriate travel insurance for just dollars a day?
There are basically two main ways to get travel medical insurance:
- First, check if you have a credit card which already comes with Travel Medical Insurance. You can do it easily, in as little as 10 seconds, using our interactive Credit Card Navigator tool that educates Canadians about credit card insurance protection
- If you do not have Travel Medical Insurance on your credit card, you might want to get it from any insurance provider offering travel medical protection or simply find a rate / coverage that looks best for you through such a site like InsuranceHotline.com where you get a rate comparison across multiple providers
And remember, we strongly encourage you do not travel outside of your home province without travel medical insurance. In the end, it does not matter where you get it, but you need to have travel medical insurance, review the policy AND understand all the details of your coverage!