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Am I Covered By Provincial Health Care When I Travel Overseas?

We were visiting Greece this winter when our seven year old fell in the playground and ripped his ear. One emergency room visit later, and we were left with a $180 Euro (about $250 CDN) bill for a few stitches. In our case, the cost of the visit was about the same as the deductible on our insurance policy. But we were left wondering what, if anything, our provincial health plan would have covered for an emergency overseas. Here's the answer...
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Where to Buy Travel Insurance Online – For Canadians

Shopping for travel insurance online is convenient, fast, and can save you money, and on the rise among Canadians. We get a lot of questions from readers asking where to buy travel insurance online in Canada, so we've created a list of some of the most popular, easy to use companies that sell travel insurance in Canada.
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Six Reasons Why So Many Canadians Choose To Buy Travel Insurance Online

Back in the day, we always used to buy travel insurance from our travel agent. Now that we book almost everything online, from flights to hotels to buses and even tours. Seems like a lot of Canadians are with us on this one, and choosing to buy travel insurance online as well. Here are six reasons why buying travel insurance online is so popular with us folks in Canada...
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Over Half of Canadians Don’t Purchase Travel Insurance: Surveys

Recent surveys from three major Canadian travel insurance providers have all revealed one shocking conclusion: A large number of Canadians don't purchase travel insurance before leaving on a trip. Surprisingly, a large number of young Canadians believe, quite wrongly, that their Canadian provincial health coverage will cover them when they leave the province. What they don't realize is that depending on where they're going, that amount might not even cover the tax.
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Is My Pre-Existing Condition Covered Under My Travel Insurance?

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you've likely wondered if you'd be covered by your travel insurance company. Travel insurance can be a complicated beast, and if you're confused by pre-existing coverage, you're not alone. You're in luck, though, as we're going to clear the air about travel insurance and pre-existing conditions.
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Is Travel To Mexico Safe for Canadians?

It seems that almost every day in the media there's a new report of cartel violence in Mexico. The headlines are grisly and often brutal. It's hard to know what to do. Do you travel to Mexico, given the reports of violence? Given that Mexico's an affordable, favorite place to travel for many Canadians, this is a real problem. Millions of Canadians travel to Mexico every year, and the reports of Canadians being hurt are few. Most of the violence seems limited to the drug cartels. But is Mexico safe for Canadians?
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Travel Insurance Quote Checklist

Travel Insurance Quote Checklist

Have a trip coming up and thinking of getting some travel insurance? Here are some key questions to ask when getting a travel insurance quote. Travel insurance can be pretty complex, so this checklist is designed to help you ask some of the most important questions to help keep your finances safe, and your trip worry-free.
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