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A Simple Guide to Travel Insurance
Can you afford a travel medical emergency or lose your hard earned travel dollars, putting yourself and your family out thousands of dollars?
Missed connection from Vancouver to Shanghai
3-day hospital stay in a US hospital
Emergency air transportation from China
…may cost anywhere from $600 CAD - $350,000 CAD.
“My government health plan will cover the cost.”
Your government healthcare is very limited when stepping outside of your home province or territory. If you need emergency medical treatment for an illness or accident you suffered in a foreign country, it can be expensive, and you could be left paying the bills.
“I’m on vacation, what could possibly happen?”
What if you
Travel insurance helps with
Catch the stomach flu from tasting local exotic foods
Finding a facility to treat you and paying your medical bills
Need to be taken to the hospital quickly for treatment
Arranging an ambulance to carry you to the hospital
Only know how to say “yes” and “no” in the local language
24/7 access to multi-lingual emergency assistance
Need accommodations for your travelling companion during your treatment
Covering unexpected out-of-pocket expenses
Want to continue your trip after your emergency
Travel arrangements to get you back on track
“Does it mean that travel insurance will cover anything?”
Travel insurance is for emergencies only – it doesn’t cover everything.
✓ Be up front about your pre-existing health conditions to make sure you get coverage that fits your needs.
✓ If you’re over age 60, you may be asked to complete a medical questionnaire when applying for
✓ If you need help, check with your doctor about any answers you are unsure of.
✓ Read your policy to understand what it does and doesn’t cover.
“These are good reasons to purchase travel insurance, but my trip is expensive and I don’t have room in my budget.”
For as little as $20 you can be covered for up to $10 million for Emergency Hospital & Medical expenses.
Travel insurance does not cover everything. For complete terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the policy booklet.
Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators group of companies; administered by Allianz Global Assistance, which is the registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd.
About Allianz Global Assistance
Allianz Global Assistance is one of the largest travel insurance and assistance services providers in Canada, with offices in Kitchener, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. We’re everywhere you go and proud to be part of the world’s largest travel insurance and assistance company, operating in 34 countries around the globe.
In an emergency, our knowledgeable, caring and dedicated assistance team is ready to help at any time, in virtually any language, nearly anywhere in the world. From answering questions to taking care of you during a claim, we’re here to help at every stage of your journey so you can enjoy a worry-free travel experience.
For more information, please visit www.allianz-assistance.ca.