Compare Travel Insurance Policies in Canada

Compare Canadian travel insurance policies and find the one that best suits your needs.

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Comparing prices from multiple providers before choosing a travel insurance policy usually lets you save a lot of money, which you can save or spend on your vacation. Here are the 4 steps to follow.

Describe your trip

The first step is to click on “Compare Prices” on this page, select “Traveller Leasure”, your province of residence, then enter your dates of stay abroad.

Tell us more about you

The second step is to enter your date of birth and the dates of birth of other travelers you wish to insure and you will then see several travel insurance policies and their respective prices.

Select a travel insurance policy

Choose the travel insurance policy that’s right for you by comparing coverage and prices.

Complete your purchase online

Once you’ve chosen the travel insurance policy that’s right for you, you’ll need to answer a few more questions and pay online to complete your transaction.

Some tips to save money on your next Canadian travel insurance policy

Make certain that you are not already covered

The best way to save money on your next travel insurance policy is to not buy one because you are already covered. You might already be sufficiently covered though your work or with your credit card. Before doing anything, make certain that you know the amount of coverage and the terms and conditions of any coverage that you already have.

If you travel a lot, choose an annual travel insurance plan

If you travel more than twice a year, it might be beneficial for you to get an annual travel insurance policy that covers you for 12 months. Not only will you benefit from coverage but it will save you the hassle of shopping for insurance throughout the year.

Buy insurance before your birthday

Age is an important factor in determining the price of your travel insurance; the older you are, the more your policy will cost. buying your travel insurance policy a few weeks or a few months before your birthday can save you some money.

Ask for a rebate from your exisitng insurer

Many insurance providers offer rebates to clients who combine different insurance products under one roof. Before you take out a travel insurance policy, check with your current insurance broker or your insurance company to see if you are eligible for a rebate if you take out the policy with them.

Frequently asked questions about travel insurance

Can you cancel travel insurance once you've bought it?

In Canada, you have up to 15 days after purchasing your policy to cancel your insurance, but you cannot cancel once the trip has started.

Is it worth it to buy travel insurance if your credit card already covers you for travel?

Do you have to have travel medical insurance to travel in Canada?

It is not mandatory to have travel insurance when travelling in Canada. However, foreigners will have to pay the entire bill if they need medical care in Canada and do not have travel medical insurance. Canadians who travel to other provinces and territories within Canada are not necessarily complete covered by their home province provincial health insurance, For example, if the medical care offered in the other province is more expensive than the equivalent care offered in your home province, or if the service is not covered by your provincial insurance, you will have to pay the outstanding costs yourself.

Can you buy travel insurance once you're started your trip?

You can still buy travel insurance even after you’ve started your trip, however it is not recommended. Not every type of policy is available once you start your trip, and you might end up paying more for less coverage. Plus if there is any problem before the coverage comes into effect, you won’t be covered.

Will medicare reimburse me for medical costs incurred outside of the country if I don't have travel insurance?

If you don’t have travel medical insurance and you receive medical care outside of Canada, your provincial health care should reimburse you for some or all of the cost. once you submit your medical bill. However, the health insurance offered to Canadians abroad is partial because the provincial health insurance up to the cost of treatment in their own hospital and clinics. That means that if you pay more than it would cost at home, you are on the hook to pay the difference. There are also some treatments that might not be covered at all.

Why should I buy trip cancellation insurance?

Trip cancellation insurance can avoid losing the non-refundable amount of money that you have already paid in the event of an unforeseen cancellation or shortening of your trip. For example, if you become ill and have to cancel your trip, your cancellation insurance policy will reimburse you for your flights, hotel rooms and any other travel-related expenses you paid in advance.

Does travel insurance cover theft?

Not all travel insurance policies cover theft of personal belongings during your trip. However, it is a coverage that is often included in travel insurance policies. Also, be aware that your home insurance policy also covers theft of personal effects, even if it occurs while you are travelling.

How much travel medical insurance do I need?

The amount of coverage you need for your travel insurance depends greatly on the country you are visiting, as health care costs vary greatly from country to country. For example, your coverage should be higher for a trip to the United States, where health care is among the most expensive in the world, than for a trip to Romania, where health care is more affordable than in Canada. Beyond the cost of health care in the country you wish to visit, the distance and isolation of your destination may have an impact on the amount of coverage required, as in the event of a serious medical problem, you may have to be flown in by air ambulance to receive health care in Canada. While most travel insurance plans offer coverage of between $1 million and $10 million, most experts agree that coverage of at least $1 million is necessary for peace of mind.

Do you need travel insurance to go to Europe?

Travel insurance is not required when travelling to a country in the European Union. However, Canadians travelling in Europe are only partially covered. The health insurance coverage available to Canadians abroad is partial, as provincial health insurance plans will only reimburse up to the cost of treatment in their hospitals and clinics. If you have paid more for health care abroad than it costs in your province, you will have to pay the difference.

Does travel insurance cover canceled hotel reservations and flight changes?

If you have trip cancellation and interruption insurance, you can be reimbursed for the cost of reserving your hotel room, as well as the non-refundable portion of your airline ticket, in the event that an event beyond your control forces you to interrupt or modify your trip at the last minute.

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