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Canadian students abroad with travel health insurance.

Insurance for students studying abroad

Are you excited to finish high school and study at a university in Paris next year? Are you on a scholarship to play soccer for Michigan State University? Regardless of your scenario, you are lucky to be one of the few who receive this type of opportunity. To learn, study, explore and travel to a new country along the way is sure to be an enriching experience.

Protecting yourself in case of a medical emergency is probably the last thing on your mind, and we can understand why! It is important to know that most schools require you to have a medical insurance plan before you begin your classes, and OHIP coverage is limited outside your province of residence.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care recommends that you purchase additional health insurance when you leave Canada. To maintain OHIP coverage, you can travel outside Canada for 212 days in a one-year period. For coverage for a longer period of time, you must be studying, working or doing charity work outside Canada.

Why Blue Cross for students?

  • We have no deductibles, so you don't have to worry about medical costs if you get sick.
  • We provide 24/7 travel assistance in case of an emergency, 365 days a year.
  • Our assistance services also include free health-related advice from health professionals, legal advice, and assistance with passports and urgent communication with your family if necessary.
  • We’re part of the BlueCross BlueShield Association®, which gives us access to the largest medical network in the United States, and we have service agreements with international medical assistance providers.

Options available for students

Your options vary depending on where you travel. If you know you will return home once a month, an annual 31- or 60-day plan may be the best option for you. If you will be away for more than six months at a time, a single-trip plan may be best option. For more information, contact us today.

 Medical onlyAnnual medicalPackage PlusAnnual Package Plus
Duration of coverage Up to 365 days Available for 17, 31, 60, 90, 120, 150 or 180 days Up to 365 days Available for 17, 31, 60, 90, 120, 150 or 180 days
Emergency medical care included included included included
Medical follow-up in Canada included included included yes
Trip cancellation     included included
Trip interruption     included included
Baggage     included included

All plans include:

  • $5,000,000 for emergency medical care per trip
  • Hospitalization fees
  • Professional fees for nurses, physicians and other health care professionals for emergency medical treatment
  • Up to $2,000 for emergency dental treatment as a result of an accident
  • Emergency repatriation by air ambulance or commercial flight with a medical escort
  • Return of your travelling companion and/or family members covered by the same policy
  • Up to $3,000 for accommodation and meals if your return is delayed due to a medical emergency

Get your protection now!