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Credit Cards And Travel Insurance

Credit Card Insurance – Why It Isn’t Right For Everyone

Everyone knows credit cards can come with a lot of great perks like rewards and cash back. More and more are even including extended warranties and some of the higher end ones even include travel insurance. In terms of travel insurance, getting a credit card with included coverage can be a great way on minimizing insurance premiums. Regardless which plan or card you choose, if you're counting on being covered while you travel, there's a few things you need to know about most credit card travel insurance plans before heading off into the unknown. The biggest is that you might not be covered at all.
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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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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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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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Do I Need Travel Insurance?

The short answer is yes, you should get travel insurance, especially emergency medical travel insurance.

When you're in Canada, your provincial health coverage looks after medical and hospital expenses. Because of this, Canadians rarely (if ever) see a hospital bill. As Canadians, our excellent health care coverage often means that medical insurance is something that Canadians don't think about very often, since we rarely see the actual costs of medical care.

When we travel outside of Canada (or even our home province), our provincial health care coverage can be limited. Only a fraction of medical of the cost of medical expenses may be covered if you're sick or injured out of country.

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What Type Of Travel Insurance Do I Need?

One of the first questions most people ask when buying travel insurance is "What type of travel insurance do I need?" It's a good question, as there are a lot of travel insurance types out there, and choosing between them can seem a bit confusing at first. In this article, we outline the main types of travel insurance, and when they make sense. Read on to find out what type of travel insurance is best for you.
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