It’s Spring! Students are wrapping up their last semester and thinking of heading out with their friends to explore the world and many of us are planning our summer vacations. Fueled by a sense of adventure and appetite for discovery, the last thing on our minds is travel insurance. But it shouldn’t be.
Here’s how travel insurance can make the difference between a great and a not-so-great holiday.
Coverage against the unexpected
It only takes one not-so-fresh salad or sandwich for food poisoning, or one wrong turn on a scooter for an accident to happen. That’s why it’s so important to have coverage. With travel insurance, you or your child can have emergency medical coverage up to $10,000,000, which can help cover the costs of a doctor, an ambulance or a hospital stay.
You can get to them
You can get to your child and be by their side while hospitalized if something serious happens in a foreign country. That’s right, a parent’s airfare can be covered, and so can hotels and meals.
Flight cancelled? No problem!
Let’s face it: flight cancellations and interruptions are pretty common occurrences these days, and being stranded in a place you don’t know is no fun. With trip cancellation/interruption insurance, the cost of a new flight can be covered. And if there are no other flights available right away, hotel and meal expenses can also be covered.
Help wherever you go
Travel can take you near or far, but wherever it takes you, you will have access to a 24/7 assistance centre. That means you are not alone if a medical emergency occurs. An assistance centre can help ensure that you see the right health care provider and that the family stays informed about the situation. It’s also great for dealing with passport and travel visa information as well as connecting with consulates and embassies.
And it won’t blow the travel budget
We know that whether it’s you or your child travelling, it’s likely on a budget. However, travel insurance costs less than you’d imagine. In fact, it’s really budget friendly. Go to the travel insurance link on our client resources page for a quote or to apply online.