Mrs. T. purchased medical travel insurance ahead of a trip abroad. On that holiday, she fell ill and had to be treated in hospital. Afterward, she submitted her claim. It was declined because the insurance plan did not cover anyone who had been treated for three specific medical conditions. In its final position letter, the
Mrs. R. frequently traveled out of country. She purchased a travel health insurance plan that would cover her for 35 days every time she left Canada. She departed in February and in May, while still on her holiday, she suffered a major illness, was hospitalized and passed away two weeks later. While Mrs. R. was
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association reacted favorably to Quebec’s Autorité des marchés financiers, which praises the benefits of travel insurance. The article in Conseiller (French only) points to OLHI statistics on travel complaints and also to our Find Insurance tool, for consumers seeking travel insurance.
Before getting travel insurance, take the time to evaluate your needs. Read about OLHI in Protégez-Vous (French only).