Long stays abroad are meant to be enjoyed. But if a sudden medical emergency should happen, know that you’re protected with Travel Insurance for Albertans Abroad. Travel insurance for Albertans can help you feel connected, even if you’re far away, allowing you to focus on what matters most – your experience.
*Ideal for Canadians in Alberta traveling abroad for a year requiring health and medical coverage.*
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When travelling outside of Canada, health care costs can be expensive. Travel insurance can help protect you from unexpected and steep costs due to a medical emergency while living/working abroad for an extended period.
Keep reading to learn more.
Scenarios and Examples – Why You Need Travel Insurance Outside of Canada
On Jason and Brenda’s vacation in Mexico, Jason was injured in a paragliding accident. He was sent to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery. After surgery, he needed to return home. Since he had to cut his trip short, he also lost a good portion of his pre-paid trip costs.
Emergency hospital and interruption benefits: $69,800 USD
All-inclusive package plan: $105 CAD
Government healthcare plans do not cover many incidenst outside of your home province, for example an ambulance ride and out-of pocket expenses.
While Margaret was visiting her son in British Columbia from Ontario for one month, she started feeling intense pain in her stomach. A CT scan showed she needed emergency surgery to remove a bowel obstruction.
Medical emergency cost: $12,289 CAD
Emergency Hospital & Medical plan: $151 CAD
70 year-old Linda was visiting her sister in Florida for a month when she fell down some stairs and fractured her hip. Linda required immediate surgery and several days of acute rehab before being discharged.
Medical emergency cost: $104,944 USD
Emergency Hospital & Medical plan: $154 CAD
Jason, Margaret, and Linda’s bills were all covered in full with travel insurance.
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