Blue Cross is best known for it’s supplemental medical insurance for Canadians, but it’s also one of the biggest, and most trusted, Canadian travel insurance companies.

Blue Cross offers its insurance through one of the seven independent Blue Cross member plans across Canada.

Check out our independent reviews of Alberta Blue Cross, Manitoba Blue Cross, Medavie Blue Cross, Quebec Blue Cross, Ontario Blue Cross, Pacific Blue Cross, and Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

Click here to compare quotes now with other plans on Kanetix, a website that lets you compare travel insurance quotes for several different companies at once.

Blue Cross Travel Insurance

While Blue Cross is a cross-Canada organization, travel insurance plans are sold and administered separately in each region.

ProvinceBlue Cross Member PlanOnline Quotes Available?
AlbertaAlberta Blue Cross
British ColumbiaPacific Blue Cross
ManitobaManitoba Blue Cross
Newfoundland and LabradorOntario Blue Cross - useblue.com
New BrunswickOntario Blue Cross - useblue.com
Northwest TerritoriesAlberta Blue Cross (Alberta Blue Cross does not offer individual travel coverage to residents of the Northwest Territories.)
Nova ScotiaOntario Blue Cross - useblue.com
NunavutManitoba Blue Cross
OntarioOntario Blue Cross - useblue.com
Prince Edward IslandOntario Blue Cross - useblue.com
QuebecQuebec Blue Cross
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Blue Cross
YukonPacific Blue Cross

You Need to Know

  • You must be a Canadian resident to buy Blue Cross travel insurance
  • You must be covered by the government health plan in your province or territory
  • You must apply for Blue Cross travel insurance before leaving on your trip
  • You will not be covered for any claims if you travel to a country where the Canadian goverment has issued an avoid all travel or avoid non-essential travel warning
  • If you’re 61 or older, you’ll probably need to fill out a medical questionnaire
  • Visitors to Canada plans are available

Where Can I Get a Quote?

All provinces give travel insurance quotes online (see the table above).

Want to Compare Blue Cross’ rates?

The easiest way to compare Canadian travel insurance rates is to use a comparison website.

Comparison websites, like Kanetix.ca, let you compare quotes for travel insurance from several different companies at once. You type in a few details about your trip, and compare policy coverage and prices to help narrow down your choice. Check out our review of Kanetix.ca.

 

As always, the information in this post is from one traveller to another and please remember, we are not travel insurance agents. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry however, if you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing to.