Originally posted July 24, 2013. Updated March 22, 2017.
Canada is renowned for its world-class public health-care system. While tourists and Visitors to Canada may access Canada’s health-care system, they do not qualify for the free health-care offered to Canadian residents. Emergency medical insurance for Visitors to Canada is, therefore, highly recommended! This insurance will help you to avoid paying expensive medical bills in the event emergency medical care is required.
Here are 4 reasons medical insurance for Visitors to Canada is a great idea:
1. Peace of mind.
We all know that accidents happen, no matter how careful we are. While you may not be able to stop emergencies from happening, you can be prepared. In the event an accident occurs, having emergency medical travel insurance will allow you to focus on getting better, not on worrying about whether or not you can afford the treatment you or a loved one needs.
2. Avoid unnecessary expenses.
According to a report released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the average cost for a stay in a Canadian hospital is approximately $6,000! A simple fall or a slight misstep can lead to torn ligaments or broken bones and a trip to the hospital. As CIHI notes, a visit to a Canadian hospital can quickly turn into an expensive ordeal. Purchasing Visitors to Canada emergency medical travel insurance, like one of the plans offered through Travelance, can offer you coverage against such expenses.
3. Benefits beyond insurance.
Some emergency medical travel insurance plans offer benefits that go beyond medical care. Depending on your policy, you may also be covered for lost-luggage, flight cancellations, and trip changes due to medical emergencies.
4. Simple to obtain.
Applying for emergency medical travel insurance is easy. Talk to a licensed insurance broker about your travel insurance options. A Travelance Visitors to Canada Emergency Medical Travel Insurance Plan may be the right fit for you. If you need help finding a licensed insurance broker, our excellent customer service team can help you find a broker near you.