Blue Cross Travel Insurance: Keeping You & Yours Covered this Holiday SeasonNovember 19, 2015
We are quickly approaching the busiest travel time of the year around the world. A time when friends and family are reunited, or exciting holiday adventures are planned. That said, whether you’re travelling within the country, or taking a trip abroad over the holidays, it’s absolutely crucial that you invest in Blue Cross Travel Insurance before you depart. In this post, I’m going to let you know why you should never leave home without travel insurance, so this holiday season you can focus on having fun with your loved ones, not worrying about the unexpected while you’re away.
Take the Worry out of your Vacation with Blue Cross Travel Insurance
Proper travel insurance is essential if you’re traveling abroad. It will keep you secure in the knowledge that if something goes wrong and you need to seek medical attention, you won’t find yourself with a collection of massive bills to pay. In Canada, we are lucky to have a health care system that covers a lot of our costs, but it only takes a quick glance at this chart to see that once you leave the country, health care can become very expensive, very quickly. Even something as simple as sunstroke could run you more than $500 to get properly treated. With Blue Cross Travel Insurance, your cost will be a fraction of that.
Blue Cross Travel Insurance can provide more than just coverage should you require a doctor, including:
- Transportation should a flight be delayed or cancelled
- Transportation for children should they have to return home if you’re hospitalized for an extended period of time
- Transportation to have a loved one join you if you will be hospitalized for over seven days
- Accommodations for your travel companion, as well as meals, in case you are hospitalized
- Transportation if an accident or illness causes you to delay your return home
- Medical evacuation to your home province from your location
- Money to purchase essential belongings, including toiletries, clothing, and more, should your baggage become lost or delayed while in transit
Blue Cross Travel Insurance is Equally Important for Travel Here at Home
While you may not think of it initially, travel insurance is also an important consideration for those who are travelling within Canada this holiday season. Our provincial health insurance plans will cover medical costs such as hospitalization while travelling outside of province, but you may be surprised to learn that related expenses, such as ambulance transportation, are not covered. To put this into perspective, say you’re travelling up north to visit your son or daughter over the holidays, when you unexpectedly take ill. If you’re in a community without an adequate hospital, you’re going to need to be airlifted to get the treatment you need. If you don’t have travel insurance, the cost of that emergency helicopter ride could be anywhere from $30,000 to $40,000. A bill like that is definitely not the type of gift you want to receive during the holidays, and with Blue Cross Travel Insurance, you won’t have to worry.
Speak with an Advisor, Learn About Your Options Before you Travel
I’m always hearing from travellers who want to make sure they have everything they need before they head out on their trip of a lifetime. Whether it’s a weekend holiday, or the family vacation you’ve been planning all year, Blue Cross Travel Insurance can provide you with complete peace of mind, so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy this special time with your loved ones. For more information on Blue Cross Travel Insurance, be sure to give me a call at 1-888-507-0088 or 902-421-2334 and I’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.