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Travel Insurance


We guide you at every step of your journey, anywhere in the world, with our simple and flexible insurance.

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Travel insurance

Canadian travellers, visitors or newcomers to Canada: we have insurance solutions for you.

 

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Health insurance

Self-employed workers, new retirees, students or employees without group insurance: we’re here to protect your health.
 

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If you passed away unexpectedly, would you leave your loved ones financially protected? Find out how to get the protection your family needs.

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Virtual health care

Get free medical support

Our eligible health insurance plans give you access to virtual health care, free of charge. Talk to a doctor online, receive a personalized care plan and renew prescriptions, all from the comfort of your own home.

Other reasons to choose Ontario Blue Cross

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Flight Delay Service

This free service provides benefits to enhance your experience in the event of a flight delay. Depending on the length of the delay, you may be able to access an airport lounge or even a hotel room.

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Blue Advantage®

This exclusive program, included free of charge in your health insurance policy, gives you access to various support services to help you through a difficult situation.
 

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Virtual health care service

Free consultations with health professionals in the comfort of your home. A new way to manage your health care at your fingertips.



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Our community 
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By choosing Ontario Blue Cross to support you at home and abroad, you're also giving back to the community.

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Medical emergency in Italy

“I have always received good service from Ontario Blue Cross. That’s why I’ve been choosing this insurance provider for more than 20 years to cover my family while travelling.”

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Sherry

Baggage delay in Florida

“Ontario Blue Cross provided us with exceptional support throughout the claims process. The reimbursement was quick and efficient.”

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Richard

Medical emergency in Florida

“We knew we were in good hands with Ontario Blue Cross, which was very reassuring. Thank you very much.”

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Medical emergency in Italy

“I have always received good service from Ontario Blue Cross. That’s why I’ve been choosing this insurance provider for more than 20 years to cover my family while travelling.”

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Sherry

Baggage delay in Florida

“Ontario Blue Cross provided us with exceptional support throughout the claims process. The reimbursement was quick and efficient.”

Man

Richard

Medical emergency in Florida

“We knew we were in good hands with Ontario Blue Cross, which was very reassuring. Thank you very much.”

Need to know more?

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Travelling during the pandemic

Get informed before you decide to travel.
 

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About us

Products and services that have evolved with our clients since 1942.

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Our travel tips

Tips for safe travel, ideas for planning your dream vacation.
 

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Our health tips

Read our suggestions for taking care of yourself and making your life a little easier.

Find the answers to your questions

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Emergency Medical Care Coverage 

Yes, as long as you meet the pre-existing medical condition requirements of your contract. 

Trip Cancellation or Interruption Coverage 

If you bought your travel insurance before November 1, 2022, you are covered under the Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage, if it took effect after March 30, 2022, under the same conditions as any other event mentioned in the contract. 

If you bought your travel insurance on or after November 1, 2022, the Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage allows you to be reimbursed for certain costs related to pandemics, including COVID-19, only if you have purchased Optional Protection: Pandemic. 

To learn more about the Optional Protection: Pandemic and about the Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage, please consult the "Trip Cancellation or Interruption" section of your travel insurance policy or contact us at 1-888-822-5383. 

Emergency Medical Care Coverage 

Yes. The travel advisories of the Government of Canada do not affect insurance eligibility. However, we recommend that you follow government and health authority recommendations. 

Trip Cancellation or Interruption Coverage 

This coverage contains limitations regarding government advisories. Please refer to our policy to find out more. 

For contracts purchased between March 30 and October 31st, 2022, if an advisory to “Avoid non-essential travel” or “Avoid all travel” is effective when the coverage becomes effective, the “Return delay expenses – COVID-19 pandemic” benefit covers some expenses. The expenses are covered if you must postpone your return due to a positive COVID-19 test or contact tracing. 

For contracts purchased on or after November 1, 2022, you will need to purchase Optional Protection: Pandemic if you wish to benefit from the same coverage. 

If you have any questions about your coverage, please refer to your travel insurance policy or contact us at 1-888-822-5383. 

It is an option that we offer customers who take out travel insurance on or after November 1, 2022. With this option, you can insure certain trip cancellation or interruption costs, including those incurred during a pandemic. In fact, if you bought your travel insurance on or after November 1, 2022, you are not covered during a pandemic by Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage unless you purchase Optional Protection: Pandemic.

This coverage must be purchased at the same time as Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage, and: 

  • Within 5 days of the first non-refundable prepayment, or; 
  • At least 45 days prior to the departure date, or; 
  • On or before the departure date at the latest if travel expenses are not covered.

The level of coverage varies depending on whether a Canadian government travel advisory related to a pandemic is in force on the effective date of coverage.

To learn more about the Optional Protection: Pandemic, please consult the "Trip Cancellation or Interruption" section of the travel insurance policy

No, the situation in European countries for which no government advisory has been issued does not fall within the conditions eligible for the cancellation and interruption of a trip. As the situation is changing rapidly, we urge you to monitor government warnings that may affect your travels and contact our Client Experience Center at 1-888-822-5383 who will answer your questions. We continue to support you and we recommend you be extra vigilant.

Blue Cross travel insurance that includes Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage, purchased and effective before October 8, 2023, may cover the interruption of your trip and your return flight.

If you purchased Blue Cross travel insurance on or after October 8, 2023, i.e., after the government advisory was issued, you cannot claim for the interruption of your trip since the situation was already known when you purchased insurance.

While Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage excludes acts of war and civil unrest, we understand Israel's sudden and unexpected situation.

We are therefore temporarily lifting this exclusion from our Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage for contracts purchased before the government advisory was issued.

If your trip to Israel and your Blue Cross travel insurance including Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage were purchased before October 8, 2023, you may claim cancellation of this trip.

If your trip to Israel and your Blue Cross travel insurance were purchased on or after October 8, 2023, i.e., after the government advisory was issued, you cannot claim cancellation of this trip since the situation was known at the time you purchased your insurance.

Do you have any questions about Israel's current situation? Please contact our Customer Relations Centre at 1-866-732-2583 with any questions. As always, we will support you and recommend that you remain vigilant.

To file a claim for a trip to another Middle Eastern country, a government advisory to avoid non-essential travel or all travel must be issued. This advisory must have been issued after the purchase of your trip and insurance policy, including Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage.

We encourage you to follow government advisory updates as the situation develops quickly, and to contact our Customer Relations Centre (1-866-732-2583) if you have any questions. As always, we will support you and recommend that you remain vigilant.

To file a claim for a trip to another Middle Eastern country, a government advisory to avoid non-essential travel or all travel must be issued. This advisory must have been issued after the purchase of your trip and insurance policy, including Trip Cancellation or Interruption coverage.

We encourage you to follow government advisory updates as the situation develops quickly, and to contact our Customer Relations Centre (1-866-732-2583) if you have any questions. As always, we will support you and recommend that you remain vigilant.

Emergency Medical Care will cover you in the event of a sudden illness or accident during your trip, provided it is not a pre-existing condition. However, you should know that this coverage excludes expenses related to war, revolt, revolution, riots, or insurrections

Additionally, medical care in a war zone can be extremely difficult to obtain. 

Please contact Blue Cross Travel Assistance if you need medical assistance in an emergency or if you have any questions.

Yes. Even if our local offices are currently closed, our customer service remains open from Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Eastern time). For any questions, call us at 1-888-822-5383 or 514-286-7684.

Yes, we currently accept claims for consultations carried by phone or video chat with the following medical practitioners (if they are covered by your contract):

  • Audiologist or audioprosthetist
  • Chiropractor
  • Nutritionist or dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Naturopath
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Physiotherapist or Physical rehabilitation therapist
  • Podiatrist or chiropodist
  • Psychologist

To be eligible for disability payments, you must:

  • Have been diagnosed with a COVID-19-related infection.

AND

  • Meet the disability definition of your insurance policy.

If you are eligible, the waiting period before you receive your payments for disability benefits starts on the first day you were placed under quarantine.

To submit a disability claim, please follow the steps on our website.