Scotiabank’s new Platinum American Express Card offers the ultimate in travel insurance and travel insurance benefits.

Advantages

  • Comprehensive suite of travel insurance and travel benefits
  • $2 million Travel Emergency Medical Insurance benefits
  • Multi-trip coverage for all travelers, including those over the age of 65
  • Clearly written, easy to understand policy
  • 4 Scotia Rewards points for every $1 you spend on groceries, gas, dining and entertainment, and 1 reward point on everything else

Disadvantages

What Travel Insurance Is Included?

  • $2 million Travel Emergency Medical Insurance
  • For those under 65 years of age, Travel Emergency Medical Insurance for the first 31 days of each trip. You can call the Insurer to buy additional insurance if your trip is longer than 31 days.
  • For those over 65 years of age and older, Travel Emergency Medical Insurance for the first 10 days of each trip. You can call the Insurer  to buy additional insurance if your trip is longer than 10 days.
  • Trip Interruption $2,500 per person ($10,000 maximum per trip for all Insured Persons)
  • Trip Cancellation $5,000 per person ($25,000 maximum per trip for all Insured Persons)
  • Flight Delay ($1,000 per trip)
  • Lost and Delayed Luggage ($1,000 per trip)
  • Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance (up to $500,000)

You should know

  • You must charge a specific portion of your trip to be eligible for Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance and Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance
  • You must be a resident ofCanadaand covered by a Canadian Government Health Insurance Plan
  • Under all insurance coverages, certain limitation, restrictions and exclusions apply, including a pre-existing condition exclusion for certain benefits. Please refer to the insurance certificates for full details of all coverages underwritten by independent licensed insurers. The Bank of Nova Scotia is not an insurer. All claims for insurance indemnities must be forwarded to the insurers.

Other Benefits and Details

  • Rental Car Collision/Loss Damage Insurance
  • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
  • Earn 4  Scotia Rewards points for every $1 you spend at gas stations, grocery stores, on dining and entertainment, and one point for every dollar you spend on all other eligible purchases
  • Extended Warranty insurance
  • Price Protection
  • Premium concierge services
  • Complimentary airport lounge access

How Can I Get A Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card?

You can find out more about the Scotiabank Platinum American Express Card on Scotiabank’s website. Applications for the AMEX Platinum card can only be completed in one of Scotiabank’s branches or on the phone with a contact centre agent.

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