Your holidays are booked, your bags are packed and you think you have everything you need-money, passport, tickets, and clothing for every occasion. What more could you possibly require?
For almost 41% of Canadians who do not always travel with it, the answer is emergency medical travel insurance. Whether simply forgotten or deemed unnecessary, the fact is that travel health insurance should be a must-have before you leave the country.
When you are away from home even the most minor injuries or illnesses can become a major expense. So while an accident or illness can happen anywhere at anytime, emergency medical travel insurance helps to protect you from the unexpected costs that can come with a visit to a doctor or hospital outside of your home country.
Consider for example the estimates provided by one of Kanetix's featured travel insurance providers. A stay in a US hospital typically costs about $2,500 Canadian per day. Even more shocking is that if your condition is serious and you require intensive care, it is not uncommon that you would end up paying about $10,000 per day.
If you're not worried about the costs, because you believe your province's health insurance plan will cover it, make sure you look into your province's coverage first. You may be surprised to learn that if your province's health coverage does extend outside of Canada it will likely be limited.