What are you planning for your next travel destination in 2018? Do you do any travelling in Canada?
W.C. Burgess is proud to partner with SecuriGlobe to service your travel insurance needs.
Why Travel Insurance?
While travelling in Canada and other countries, your provincial medical coverage or even your credit card coverage may not be sufficient or valid.
Here is an example of the extraordinary costs that can occur from a medical emergency while travelling abroad:
“During a short vacation on a Caribbean island, a Canadian developed a severe form of pneumonia and had to be admitted to hospital. His health deteriorated, and he was transferred to intensive care and placed on a breathing machine for more than a month. Without insurance, he had to make arrangements with the hospital to pay a bill that amounted to more than $20,000.” Source: Government of Canada.
Here’s a great video that explains the importance of this type of insurance.
The Government of Canada also offers an app for iPhones and Androids.
Called the Travel Smart app, it provides information and advice for international. At your fingertips, you will have up-to-date information on security, entry and exit requirements, health, laws and culture, natural disasters and emergency contact information for destinations around the world.
What are some examples of coverage with SecuriGlobe?
Coverage ranges from:
- Emergency medical care.
- Trip cancellation.
- Trip Interruption.
- Baggage loss and theft.
- Accident travel insurance.
SecuriGlobe compares prices with fourteen different insurers, just like W.C. Burgess has multiple insurance companies to compare price and product for your home, auto and commercial insurance.
SecuriGlobe also offers coverage for medical care for
- International students.
- Visitors to Canada.
- Sports travel insurance.
- Expatriation for Canadians who work and live abroad.
- Inpatriate insurance for new immigrants.
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It’s critical that you secure travel insurance, even if you are travelling within Canada. If you are looking for a quote, click here or give us a call at W.C Burgess Insurance.