It's that time of year that many Canadians head South to soak up the sun. Many people travel at risk and don't even give it a second thought. Unfortunately, illness and accidents can still happen and those travelling without insurance put themselves at risk and at what cost?
Let's look at a few examples of just how much something like an allergic reaction or car accident can cost. An allergic reaction + 45 minutes in hospital + Benadryl + Pepcid treatment can = $40,000+ in medical bills.
A car accident + 3 weeks in hospital + treatment can = $1,200,000+ in medical bills.
Travel Insurance is a small price to pay to avoid a very big financial risk. Standard Rate examples for $10,000,000 in coverage - Single Trip *based on number of days are as follows:
Age 26-39 : $2.84 - $3.62/day
Age 40-54 : $3.18 - $4.00/day
Age 55-59 : $3.72 - $5.00/day
Doesn't seem like much for peace of mind does it?
Following are testimonials from Manulife Insurance customers:
- While on an 8 day trip to Colorado, Mr. X became ill and was diagnosed with colitis, dehydration and hypoglycemia. He was admitted to hospital for 5 days in total (3 in ICU). Final bill was over $80,000. "you guys came through like gang busters and helped bring down our stress in a not so great time...Thank you so much!"
- Male age 72 on a trip to Mexico was diagnosed with acute appendicitis requiring immediate surgery. Direct billing was arranged. Due to medical emergency the client was unable to return home on original flight. Assistance Centre engaged the travel agent and booked new flights. Final bill was $40,500. " you were the light at the end of the tunnel during this ordeal. Thank you so much for your help!"
Check out the "Get Quote & Apply Today" feature on my website and see how easy it is to get the protection you need with Manulife Travel Insurance. Visit www.tanyahammond.ca/travel-insurance.html . If you have any questions about the application or need assistance, please contact me and I would be happy to help.
Safe travels this season!