Travel Insurance Stories
Think you don’t need travel insurance? Think again. Even when you’ve planned your trip down to the last detail, the unexpected can happen, so it’s best to be prepared.
If you're 60 or older, we've got the perfect plan for you.Learn more
Consider these real-life traveller situations
On Jason and Brenda’s Mexican vacation, Jason was injured in a paragliding accident. He was airlifted to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery. After surgery, he needed special seating and flight arrangements home.
- Medical emergency cost: $69,800 USD
- Travel insurance: $35 CAD
Jason and Brenda had their
medical bills fully covered
because they purchased
Margaret was visiting her son in Canada from the UK. Things were going great until she started feeling intense pain in her stomach. A CT scan showed she needed emergency surgery to remove a bowel obstruction.
- Medical emergency cost: $12,289 CAD
- Travel insurance: $41 CAD
Margaret had her medical
bills fully covered because
she purchased travel
Provincial medical plans don’t cover the hefty costs of medical care in the United States or other countries. So it’s a good thing Amelia bought travel insurance before her trip to Nevada. Just two days in, she developed fever, muscle pain and fatigue resulting from a case of the flu, which required her to stay at a local hospital for two days.
- Medical emergency cost: $4,000 USD
- Travel insurance: $61 CAD
Amelia had her medical
bills fully covered
because she purchased
70 year-old Linda was visiting her grandson in Florida for a month when she fell in a parking lot and fractured her hip. Linda required immediate surgery and several days of acute rehab before being discharged.
- Medical emergency cost: $104,944 USD
- Travel insurance: $44 CAD
Linda had her medical bills
fully covered because she
purchased travel insurance.
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