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Travel insurance? Why do I need it?

Whether you are travelling for business, going to visit family, or just taking a vacation, travelling may or may not be relaxing for you. There is a lot to consider and keep track of when you are travelling, especially if you are going out of the country or intend to be abroad for an extended period of time. If you are simply visiting another province for a short business trip or going abroad for a long-term stay, it’s important to make sure you are prepared for every situation that may arise. And one of the best ways to do this is by protecting yourself with travel insurance in the event of a medical emergency or trip cancellation.

Travel insurance for emergency medical care abroad

There is nothing more disappointing – not to mention scary – than finding your trip abroad interrupted by a medical emergency. Depending on what country you are going to be visiting, the local health care quality may or may not provide many medical services free of charge. When travelling anywhere outside your province of residence, you are going to want to make sure you have travel insurance to cover any medical costs you may incur while abroad. Blue Cross offers a number of different travel insurance packages designed to cover you no matter what your level of risk is. Not only do we have some of the best-priced travel insurance, we are also recognized worldwide as a leader in travel insurance.

Trip cancellation insurance

While a cancelled trip is not nearly as serious as a medical emergency abroad, it can still be a very expensive event. When you are forced to cancel your trip or cut it short and return home for any reason, you are going to want to have insurance that covers any non-refundable expenses you’ve paid for. This can include anything from airfare to hotel reservations to package deals that include side excursions, entertainment, and meals. At Blue Cross, we have plenty of options that can cover you in the event of a cancellation, including long-term travel insurance and out-of-country travel insurance.