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Travel Insurance – Even for a Quick Weekend Getaway!

Ensure your peace of mind as you travel – even for a short, weekend getaway to the USA. Get travel insurance!

Travel insurance should be at the top of your to-do list when it comes to planning even a quick trip to the United States.

A recent report from Allianz Global Assistance Canada (AGAC) suggests that Canadians are choosing to forgo travel insurance when they embark on quick getaways. For the small savings, the risks can be huge!

The AGAC report identifies that less than 1.4% of single-trip policies purchased by Canadians were for trips lasting a couple of days. Statistics Canada identifies that this year over 12.5 million Canadians traveled to the US for at least one night.

That’s a lot of Canadians crossing the border with inadequate travel coverage, particularly given the costs associated with American medical care.

Now, in the height of summer and with autumn travel plans being made, many Canadians are anticipating travel south of the border, for both short and extended stays. Among them, there’s a troubling attitude of complacency regarding the purchase of travel insurance, leaving many travelers vulnerable in the event of the unexpected or even catastrophic.

It’s true, your provincial health care will cover a small percentage of medical expenses in the United States. But, it’s important to understand that it won’t come close to the thousands of dollars that are often incurred.

Forget the cost of serious injuries requiring hospital stays, or what might be required in the event of an auto accident, simply a few stitches in a hospital south of the border could cost upwards of $3,000, a sprained ankle around $2000.

Spending the little bit extra on travel insurance will not only provide you valuable peace of mind, but it also provides you valuable coverage in the event of what could be the painfully costly unexpected.

It’s impossible to know what could happen while you’re enjoying your travels. But, it’s important to consider – and be prepared for! – all the potential risks associated with travel, no matter how short the trip!

Planning a quick trip to the USA?  We’ll Help Arrange the Right Travel Insurance Plan for You!

Contact us or call 1-250-860-6064 for more information.