Medi-Quote Blog

Dave Christianson of the Winnipeg Free Press has an excellent article in that newspaper today and online about the importance of travel insurance and finding a good provider. Med-Quote is mentioned as an independent travel insurance provider based in Winnipeg that works with snowbirds. Thanks Dave and the Free Press for the mention!

A quick reminder, though, that there are a lot of health insurance providers out there, some with options and features that fit some people better than others, depending on age and health status.

A Winnipeg company that offers independent broker services and works to fit Snowbirds with the best insurance coverage is Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers, formerly Snowbird Medi-Quote.

Its website is, and it provides an easy, do-it-yourself quote generator to get you started.

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My wife fell and broke her shoulder while we were in Phuket, Thailand. She required shoulder reconstruction at a Thai private hospital. Absolutely first class care.

We paid for it up front with a credit card and filed a claim once home. Absolutely no problems with the insurance company. They reimbursed us for all of our costs (doctor, hospital, surgery, physiotherapy) promptly after I filed our claim.

All in all a bad situation was made somewhat better because of the no hassle process with the insurer.

D. Coates, Nanaimo. BC

With the news that the Manitoba government is discontinuing universal healthcare coverage for international students, we want to reach out to international students in the province to let them know that we offer a number of private health insurance options for international students studying in Canada. 

We are a Manitoba based company with an office in Winnipeg for your convenience, but we can set everything up for you over the phone. Give us a call at 1-800-661-3098 and get a quote!

"We are very pleased with the service." - Anonymous

"The broker we spoke with was very professional, friendly and informative. They had answers for our questions & provided excellent recommendations and information." - Anonymous

"I have been dealing with Medi-Quote for about 7 years now and am completely satisfied. The staff ask me questions about my travels and get me the best deal possible. Highly recommend to all my friends." - Anonymous

"Friendly service and fair prices." - Anonymous

"All of the staff over the telephone and emails were wonderful - prompt and efficient! Thanks." - Anonymous

"They work very hard to find the best and appropriate insurance for YOU, the client!" - Anonymous

"Agent was very helpful and assisted us in choosing the right coverage for our trip. Always a challenge when you are elderly to make sure you are covered properly when travelling. It gives us peace of mind when we are travelling. " - Georgia

"Great service and very professional staff, made application and follow up very easy." - W.J. Calder

"Very helpful people,very prompt on replying, very satisfied!" - Anonymous

"It's a great place to contact for your travelling needs.Simple and very helpful." - Marc & Claudette

"They are awesome, make everything so easy. I so appreciate how efficient and knowledgeable they are and make it so easy to purchase the travel insurance." - Anonymous

"Had a quick business trip and got coverage quickly & at a reasonable price." - Clay Frotten

"Answered all my questions and got us a quote very quickly." - Anonymous

"Medi-Quote provided me with insurance when no one else would. They were professional and very helpful." - Anonymous

"Medi-Quote has consistently provided excellent and rapid responses to our requests. By e-mail, the instructions are clear and easy to follow. If we needed clarification, a telephone call cleared everything up quickly. There were times when we made errors, and the representative(s) were very, very patient with us in correcting our mistakes. " - M & L Brown

"Wanda, my consultant, spent a great deal of time helping me with the various medical and dental plans and options available for my upcoming retirement." - Anonymous
"Great service. Always prompt and efficient. Staff is very knowledgeable. Wonderful to be able to most of my transactions online and through the insurance portal. Have used Medi-Quote since 2012 and will continue to do so." - Anonymous"

"The people at Medi-Quote were extremely helpful and friendly. The quote I received gave me the coverage I was looking for at a more than competitive price."

"Quick, efficient and knowledgeable." - Terry

"We needed to go back to Canada from Mexico for business in February. The Medi-Quote team worked with us to get a reduction in our snowbird medical insurance, which almost paid for our round trip flight home! Thanks Medi-Quote :-)." - Anonymous

"Medi-Quote staff have always been able to assist us in our travel insurance needs in an efficient and timely manner. Kudos to all. We are very satisfied with the service provided." - Norman Karran

"They were very aformative and helpful and explained the policy very well so I could understand. No fancy big words." - Anonymous

"Always a good experience. We had to change the dates, which was made very easy." - Anonymous


"I always choose Medi-Quote for travel insurance for my 86 year old mother. They are very professional, kind and very patient. I highly recommend them!" - Anonymous

"I am so pleased with the prompt, friendly and helpful service I received from Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers. They took the time to understand my needs and then fulfilled them. Best travel insurance ever! Thank you!" - Anonymous

"Great Prices" - Bob

"I have always had professional quick and caring service from MediQuote, both in setting up the right insurance for my mom, and when we've had to make a claim." - Darl

"You are always very professional and helpful and we greatly appreciate the wonderful service we have received, Thanks." - Kathy Peterson

"The response for the quote was fast, diligently explained and detailed." - Anonymous

"Every time I phone to discuss Travel Medical Insurance, the people I talk with already know my history and are very pleasant to talk with. I get my quote quickly. They make it very easy for me to complete an application and pay my premium. I have complete trust in Medi-quote that I will be covered completely on my trips." - Leona Schaal

"So far, obtaining insurance coverage from Medi-Quote, the feeling for me was very positive. I was treated with politeness and professionalism." William Wickstrom

"I have been with med-quote for many years and have always been happy with the service." - Anonymous

"Excellent and professional service, the staff were do helpful." - Anonymous

"Was easy to change the amount of courage for travel insurance. They had all the information there." - Anonymous

"The Brokers are always pleasant, very knowledgeable and helpful." - Marilyn G

"Friendly staff. Very helpful and awesome service." - Anonymous

"Answers all my questions and is very clear as to what my coverage is and what is not covered, which enables me to make an informed decision. When I went to the hospital by ambulance in Portugual, the person on the line was concerned and I was reimbursed without any problems." - LG

"The agent who answered the phone was super helpful and explained everything in detail and was very patient with us taking all the time we needed." - Anonymous

"Very good, professional service. Quick return on calls and very informed service. Thank you." - Anonymous

"The service and support by telephone was really great! Responsiveness to request matched. I recommend this firm." - Anonymous

"Very helpful, great explanation of the coverage available regarding pre-existing conditions. Fast response times." - Anonymous

"Have only dealt with this company to obtain a quote, but have found them to be so very helpful, thorough, and knowledgeable! Their prices are awesome and cannot be matched. They offer what others do not!!" - Anonymous

"I appreciated the initiative shown by sending us a quote well in advance of our expiry date. The quote was based on file history with a carrier who could meet our needs and given nothing had changed at our end the quote became the contract - well done." - Anonymous

"Professional, courteous and reasonable to deal with. Looking for what is best for you!!" - Anonymous

"All the agents I have come in contact with are warm, caring and are knowledgeable. A great staff." - Anonymous

"We have been very pleased with using Medi-quote for the past couple years." - Anonymous

"Good prompt service." - Anonymous

"Great service team! Responsive, quick, and polite, service" - Mark Friesen

"Friendly knowledgeable staff. Medi-Quote allows me to travel with adequate insurance even though I have had a liver transplant and other medical concerns. This all at a reasonable rate. I didn’t think it was possible but thanks to this company I can travel in my retirement worry free. Thank-You" - Bill Kletke

"I received excellent help and information from Sandy in order to purchase the most appropriate plan for me. The response time for email requests was excellent. The only downfall is the lengthy wait times either to speak to an agent or return of a call." - Anonymous

"We were in Phoenix and needed to adjust our travel health insurance slightly. Everything was handled professionally and very courteously. Wonderful service!" - Anonymous

"Very responsive, knowledgeable and courteous." - Steve C

"Very helpful and great customer service. Would recommend to anyone." Paul

"Very quick. to the point... Very helpful. Thanks. Keep up the good work." Anonymous

"Was walked through the different plans and they explained them in detail. I would recomend Medi-Quote." - Anonymous

"Very friendly quick quotes, good pricing stay in contact to make sure you are in good hands." - Fred Cornelssen

"Very efficient service." - Anonymous

"Staff were very helpful in explaining the various insurance options and in recommending the best option for us. They were very prompt in getting back to us about questions we had and also in approving our applications. The cost of the plan they recommended was significantly less than others we had checked out. Thanks!" - Nettie

"We have been dealing with Medi-Quote for a number of years. We were referred to them by an AMA insurance broker & have had great service, great price & no problems at all." - Penny

"Your staff are courteous, friendly and very helpful in answering questions and providing the best options for insurance coverage." - Anne G.

"Always a nice experience working with the staff at Medi-Quote. They are very helpful with getting us the results for our needs. Would definitely and have referred them to friends and family." - Pat and Tim Pomanski

"Efficient, prompt response, cost effective - what more can you ask for in solving insurance coverage?" - Dave Johnson

"I have used Medi-Quote twice since hearing about the company from a friend and find the experience with the on line agents fantastic." John Kay


"Excellent customer service. Very pleased. Thank you!" - Anonymous

"I was very impressed with Andrea’s knowledge and efficiency. She took all my info, and got back to me that very afternoon." - Anonymous

"Medi-Quote were very helpful in finding reasonable travel insurance for me after a dosage change in one of my medications." - Alan

"Best prices for snowbird travelers" - Heather Trager

"Since we started dealing with Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers in Winnipeg, Sandy has been our adviser. We can not say enough aboutnher knowledge, personal attention to detail, professionalism and customer service." - Denis & Ruth Jeanson

"The brokers are very knowledgeable and very helpful in understanding individual needs. The online client portal is very user friendly." - Robert K

"The staff was prompt with my quote and subsequent purchase. They answered all of my questions." - Jim

"Super service Would highly recommend to all my friends and relatives." - Heather

"The broker who I spoke to on the phone explained all aspects of my travel cancellation insurance to me in great detail, making sure I

fully understood how everything worked. Very satisfied with the customer service." - S. Broomfield

"Really feel good that I have the right coverage at a competitive price." - C. Morris

"Prompt , efficient service." - Anonymous

"Broker was very patient, knowledgeable and professional. Good job." - Anonymous

"Great company, very accommodating and patience. Gives lots of assistance, and immediate feedback and phone calls from reps." - Marilyn

"I find your staff extreamly knowledgeable and understanding. It is nice to talk to a real person. Very short wait normally." - Anonymous

"Andrea and the team at Medi-Quote has been great! Very responsive and effective in finding travel insurance for us. Thank you!" - Anonymous

"You were very helpful in helping me choose the best option for health and safety for my trip. Thank you and I won’t hesitate to recommend your company to my friends." - Anonymous

"I have been dealing with medi-quote for many years and i been completely satisfied on every occasion." - Jim Carlisle

"Thank you for the help and suggestions to make the insurance fit my needs." - Anonymous

"Always such great service. Even on short notice." - Eskil & Sharon Larson

"It was a late minute decision on our part to travel and Pam and the Wpg team did a great job to meet our needs and provided a quick turn around for us." - Connie and Greg

"Fast efficent and friendly western hospitality at its best A pleasure to do business with." - K Greene

"Very satisfied with the service, attention to detail, responsiveness and overall courtesy." - Anonymous

"Always pleased with the rates and customer service. When the spelling was incorrect they were prompt to correct it without any

problems. Very pleased will use again." - Anonymous


"Thankyou for your help. I will definitely tell everyone about your good service. Saved me a lot of time." - Anonymous

"Excellent experience, professional and quick response." - Anonymous

"We have had excellent service when applying for insurance and when making a claim. The staff are very friendly and very helpful with providing information." - Anne G.

"I had really good service from the agent. She provided a number of options and answered all of my questions. This is an easy way to shop for travel insurance." - Jim

"Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Quick responses to inquiries. Will always purchase our travel insurance through Med-Quote." - Anonymous

"Very pleased with the service & the excellent insurance quote we were given.  Highly recommended." - Anonymous

"Efficient, friendly, helpful, accurate, unflustered!  The service with Medi Quote is above par!" - Anonymous

"Easy, knowledgeable, desire to be helpful, and professional service. I’ve used it a few times for short term travel insurance, and will use it again myself and recommend it to friends." Anonymous

"Excellent rates!  Excellent service.  Knowledgeable agents.  Quick service." - Anonymous

"Always helpful in giving you the info needed to make a decision of which insurance is best for you." - George A.

"Employees were very friendly and helpful and would secure the best policy for traveller." - Robert N.

"Good rates, friendly and helpful service. Must have good records, always feels like you're talking to an old friend." - Hans-J. Jorgensen

"Good quick service. Fast response time. All necessary travel documents sent out immediately." - Anonymous

"Insurance, especially travel insurance, is too important to be left to people who tow cars, or insure buildings for a living.  Medi-Quote are experts and have not only found us the right insurance, they've saved us money too and all the while being fast, responsive, and generous with one-on-one advice and time." - Sheldon and Penny Bowles

"Have used Medi-Quote for our travel insurance for a number of years. Always find them great to deal with, prompt and efficient and more than helpful on an insurance that can be very confusing and therefore a bit scary. Fortunately we have never had to claim and hopefully never have to. Upto the point of getting Insurance organized we highly recommend them." - Lizz

"I found them to be very knowledgeable and knew the answers to all questions immediately.  Would definately use them again." - Anonymous

“They gave us the best quote, service quick, efficient and friendly. We were insured in one day.” – Don & Marg Kober

"We Had a safe and trouble-free trip, without worrying. Thanks to Medi-Quote." John E Evans

"After my wife's heart attack, we were left without being able to obtain adequate health insurance. The folks at Medi-Quote fixed that!!" - Les & Brenda

"Always prompt to answer calls , very courteous and knowledgeable." - Anonymous

"Very professional and knowledgeable about insurance and helped me with my insurance needs." - Anonymous

"Fast and efficient,finding the right insurance program to suit our needs. I have recommended them to friends..." - Robert Campbell


"Very fast efficient service. We had our insurance quote and medical insurance purchased within an hour." - Brenda

"As usual; courteous, efficient service! It is such a pleasure to do business with people who understand your needs." - Roger S

"Service was great, and affordable" - Gary Green

"The rep was courteous, quick to catch on to our health concerns, knowledgeable about available options, and made compelling recommendations." - Bill Derksen

"Brokers are always helpful and efficient. Service is quick and complete. Totally satisfied." - Bill Weston

"My coverage was complicated this year and was very pleased with the service that I received." - Linda Finley

"Thanks for taking good care of us and finding the best insurance for our needs." - Evelyn Neufeld

"We have been very happy with our dealings with Medi-Quote and feel confident when we travel that we have the best possible coverage for our needs." - Shelley & Don B.

"Agent Sandy Bissett was recommended to me by a friend and within minutes of our meeting, I knew why! I presented her with my health issues, my trip dates/details and in no time I had excellent coverage and at a very reasonable price. I travel a lot and quite frankly, dread purchasing travel insurance with all the fine print, pre-existing/stability lingo, worry that I will give the wrong answer, etc., etc. I found Sandy to be very well informed, walked me through the purchase to find the appropriate policy from Medi-Quote's excellent range of products." - Audrey Hawkins

"Once again we received professional advice & service from friendly staff." - G. Roger

"This is our fifth winter using Medi-Quote. Staff are always friendly, efficient and knowledgable. No hesitation in recommending them." - Barb H.

"Medi-Quote has always made it very easy & pleasant to obtain travel insurance. I have never needed to make a claim, thank God, though." - Gwen Miller

"Each person that I have spoken to or dealt with at Medi-quote in the past 3 years has been knowledgeable, polite and extremely helpful. They have gone "over and above" to make sure that even normally hard-to-ensure persons get proper medical travel insurance." - Anonymous

"Professional, prompt service." - M&M

"We Are New Clients To Medi-Quote Insurance And We Received Excellent Service! Hats Off To Sherry Who Handled The Bulk Of Our Questions!" - James & Myrna Gunn 

"Was given great and efficient service" - Glen and Denise Pancoe 

"Both ladies that I spoke to were very friendly, helpful in determining what kind of travel health insurance I needed to ensure that I had the right coverage. All of the dealings were handled on the phone or on-line so that was a time-saver as well." - Louise Moore

"Great service they are very good at making sure they help with the questions. You feel that you are taken care of we feel save to be travel free." - Luc Vanwynsberghe

"Very prompt service, friendly staff and professional" - Anonymous

"We have been dealing with Medi-Quote for about 15 years and are more than happy with them. I’ve had two claims in that time and both were handled well. Shirley has wonderful patience in answering my questions and effecting changes when required. We always feel confident that we have the best coverage for our situation. Thanks to the whole team." -  W & E Beck

"Health Insurance questions are sometimes confusing. It's great to be able to talk to someone who knows the answers to your questions and exactly what you are talking about. They give accurate results fast and with no hassle." R. Burgess

"The agent was good because she asked important questions about our health. Also looked for best insurance company that covered our situation." - Mary Anne

"Knowledgeable and friendly sales staff. Great people to deal with. Printed explanations sometimes confusing." - Anonymous

"We are very happy with Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers. They have great people working for them. Thanks to all of you." - Wendy Holenski

"You have our records on file, and it is so convenient when we need that couple of days insurance to pop over the border for shopping. You were so quick at putting this into practise. Thanks so much- again!" - Jean

"Thorough and informative. Gives you the best rate for your health insurance." - Anonymous


Your firm was recommended to me by my partner's father, who is a satisfied customer and who pointed out the value of having a broker go to bat for the insured if a claim must be made while travelling. I was impressed with the speed and focus of your attention to my request, and already have the Medi-Quote card in my wallet as instructed. Money well spent for a certain peace of mind. Fingers crossed I will never need to make a health claim while travelling. - Joan in Alberta

All of our dealings with the Medi-Quote Insurance brokers have been pleasant and helpful. Our questions have always been answered, and they have reminded me a time or two of a medical issue that I have forgotten. Good job, Medi-Quote!! Lin Brian

Employees were fantastic, very knowledgeable, very personable. Answered all our questions, raised some we didn't even think to ask. - Anonymous

The service was quick and easy, when ever I had questions they were ready to help with anything. The broker I worked with was patient, kind and always very helpful. I was nervous about dealing with insurance stuff for the first time but Medi-Quote insurance made the whole process a breeze - Brook

I have always been happy to deal with anyone I talk with at Med-Quote. Everyone is very efficient by providing me with what I need quickly. I can trust I am getting the best coverage possible at the best premiums. – Leona Schaal

We have been very satisfied with the Service provided by Mediquote. We were one of their first clients and have found the Coverage and cost have been more than competitive through the years. Knowing this, we do not shop around for other quotes. – Dwayne Thompson

Working with Medi Quote over the past two years has been a great experience. They are knowledgeable, patient, and caring and ultimately find the best fit for your situation. I highly recommend them - Anonymous

I have used Medi-Quote a few times and each time I call I get the friendliest person who is so helpful and efficient. All my questions get answered and my email comes within the day. Thank you. - Silvia

I have always had such great service with medi quote. The information is excellent and the customer service is awesome. - Lenora

The staff in Winnipeg are awesome. They are knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. They look after our needs right away and always look for what is best suited to you. - Donna Radomski

Asked to have a quote to extend a policy. Information and quote was ready within 24 hours! Really helpful. Archdiocese of Saint Boniface

Extremely helpful in completing questionnaire.Our first time purchasing travel insurance from Medi Quote. - Anonymous

I would recommend these insurance brokers anytime - Brian V

I have been going on 2 trips a year, for the past 15 years, jumping around from one insurance company to another, for single trip insurance. Most times I had no idea what I was actually covered for. I just came across Medi-Quote, online, and gave them a try. I am thrilled with the service I got, including the fact that the recommended policy was reasonably priced, and that the coverage was explained in plain English, as opposed to "legalese". I would strongly recommend them to everyone!! - Anonymous

I am always impressed with your agents and how friendly and knowledgeable they are. The service is always prompt. - Pauline


"The company is one of the best around! They give excellent service and when they say they will call back within 24 hours - they do!!! Have been with them for a few years now and are competitive with other companies but with better service. Reps are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable!" - SRCharlton

"I've been telling all of my snowbird friends to contact Medi-Quote before buying supplememtal travel insurance. Service is excellent and the website is very user-friendly." - Fred Pratt, Winnipeg

"I find their staff to be pleasant, courteous and very professional. I have gone to Medi-Quote several times for quotes and have gotten quick and informative responses and prices. I have not had to use the services provided "thank God" but I do like their business approach" - Richard Marion

 "An easy 5 stars. Prompt, friendly consultation, fast service and worked hard to get us the best deal." - Anonymous

"Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Have looked after our requirements relative to age and medical history for six years." - Linda & Stewart Paterson

"Was very impressed on the feedback from your representatives. Very prompt, I'm a first time user, I will be back. Thx." - Anonymous

"Excellent company to use for your travel insurance. As they are brokers, they find the best travel insurance that is suited to your needs." - Anonymous

"The agents I spoke to on the phone were so helpful in finding the best insurance for my husband and myself" - Anonymous

"I was dealing with Pam and she was so clear and concise and accurate for me. She was very informative and cheerful to deal with." - Anonymous

"All your employees are the finest on the planet." Carl and Iris Tillson

"We have used Med-Quote insurance brokers for many years. They are friendly, helpful, and find us the best travel insurance at a reasonable cost" - Donna

"We have always had great service from Medi Quote,luckily we have not had to make use of it but feel confident in what are Brokers have help us setup." - Kathy Peterson

"Both my wife and I were very pleased with the prompt and efficient level of service received." - Brian and Barb G

"Makes getting travel/medical insurance an easy, efficient experience. They do the shopping and all we have to do is decide yes or no and complete a short medical questionaire...easy peasy!" Anonymous

"Once you get your medical history into Medical-Quote's system purchasing new insurance is a breeze especially if your medical condition has not changed since your last purchase." - Bob Jacobson

"Very helpful and received our confirmation of travel insurance in two days. Everything was done by phone and email." - Tracy K

"The Medi-Quote brokers I dealt with were always pleasant and helpful no matter how many times I called with questions or computer problems." - Anonymous

"Fantastic Service. Everyone is polite, courteous and very knowledgeable about the policies. It is great to be able to talk to someone when you have concerns and questions. Excellent" - Jean Bresee