When you travel outside of Canada or even your home province, coverage provided by your provincial health plan for hospital and medical expenses is very limited. The expenses you incur from a medical emergency outside of Canada can be financially crippling.
Travel health insurance is designed to help protect you from the costs of unexpected medical emergencies outside of Canada or your home province. But be aware… not all plans provide the same coverage, and you get what you pay for.
If the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
When choosing a travel insurance plan, don’t be fooled by bargain-basement pricing. Take the time to look at the included benefits, coverage levels and most importantly, the policy maximums. Be sure the policy fits your health profile – and your needs. If in doubt, ask questions. For example:
- PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS: What are the restrictions and limitations?
- FULL LENGTH OF TRIP: Will you be covered for the duration of your trip?
- CHANGE OF PLANS: Can coverage be extended after you’ve departed?
- ASSISTANCE SERVICES: What is offered, and how are services accessed?
Always read the fine print and ask questions BEFORE you buy, because having travel insurance without proper coverage is like having no insurance at all. And don’t wait until the last minute to buy your travel insurance – give yourself time to compare plans.
And while we’re on the subject of comparing plans:
Travel Insurance for CARP Members protects you with multiple coverage options, 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance and up to a $10 million dollar policy limit.
Travel Insurance for CARP Members makes it easy for you to make an informed decision.
Everything is online: complete plan details, applications, sample policy wordings and our rate card.
And while we’re on the subject of rates:
We’re offering the lowest rates in years on our single trip and multi-trip emergency medical plans, with added savings for CARP members. We’ll even combine single and multi-trip policies to ensure CARP members receive the most coverage for the lowest price.
Complimentary membership for readers of Fifty-Five Plus: If you’re not yet a CARP member, simply call for a no-obligation quote and get a complimentary one-year digital membership.
If you’re planning to travel in the next 12 months, the time to buy Travel Insurance for CARP Members is now, during our Pre-Season Savings Event.
Visit carptravel55.ca for details on our complimentary CARP membership offer, plus complete plan details including rates, applications and sample policy wordings.
Call 1.866.943.6103 toll-free to get your quote and purchase Travel Insurance for CARP Members today.