Travelling Without Insurance
provincial health plan will provide very limited coverage if you are travelling
out of country or out of province. Coverage outside of Canada would be less than 10%.
or sickness could result in medical expenses costing thousands of dollars. You could spend your whole vacation worrying
about potential medical costs.
insurance will take care of this worry. It covers emergency hospital costs or treatment for both sickness and
accident. Most travel medical policies
have limits of $5,000,000.00.
additional coverage you should consider is trip cancellation/interruption
insurance. This type of insurance
reimburses you if you cannot go on your trip for a specified reason or
you cannot continue your trip (interruption) once you have started it. You do not want to pay for a vacation that
you cannot take.
insurance companies provide you with valuable claims service. Imagine trying to deal with a medical
catastrophe yourself, particularly when you are sick or injured in a foreign
country. You may not speak the
language. Who would you contact? What health provider do you go to? The insurance company will do this. This is part of the service and one of the
reasons for insurance.
above are good reasons why you should purchase travel insurance.