Food poisoning, a broken leg, ruptured appendix - life is unpredictable, especially when you are traveling . As little as 10% of your out-of-province medical bills are covered by your government health plan . In fact, without travel insurance, many hospitals won't even admit you .
TYPES OF COVERAGES:
Single trip plans
Group travel insurance
Travel within Canada
International student hospital / medical insurance
Visitors to Canada
Did you know that, as a new immigrant, you are not covered by Alberta Health Care for 3 months, even if you are paying the premiums ?
Here are a few examples of Hospital / Medical expenses you may incure when receiving medical care outside the country:
Male, age 1, diarheea, California , $ 29,000
Female, age 49, pneumonia, Arizona, USA, $ 65,900
Male, age 23, tonsilitis, Japan, $ 4,100
Male, age 35 , motorcycle accident, California, $ 1,045,607
Male, age 29. decompression sickness, Thailand, $ 40,700
Calgary hospital charges: $4,332.50(daily ward) or $16,000(intensive care per day).
A 77 year old from Spain was visiting his grandchildren in Toronto, when he suffered a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood on the surface of the brain). His hospitalization cost amounted to $26,808.44 CAD.
A 28 year old from Greece came to Canada to visit friends in Surrey, BC. After a couple of days, he developed a high fever and had to be admitted to the hospital. He was diagnosed with Sepsis, a severe illness in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria, and was charged with $48,682.80 CAD.
A 63 year old from Saudi Arabia was on a vacation in St. Catharines when he suddenly felt pain in his chest. After being admitted to the nearest hospital, he was diagnosed with a heart attack. He was charged with $27,327.13 CAD.
For more information or to purchase a policy, please contact Doina at 403-613-2205.