Travel Insurance for Fall and Winter 2021

It’s exciting to think that there is a possibility that with the vaccination rollouts and the hope of the full reopening of the economy, travelling like we used to might be right around the corner! It’s no wonder many people are looking into travel insurance for Fall and Winter 2021. We are as excited as … Continued

Medi-Quote in the News

Travel insurance has been talked about a lot in the media since the start of Fall 2020. The pandemic has certainly slowed down the amount of travel, but travel never stopped completely. As the weather turned cold, many Canadian snowbirds decided to travel to warmer climates despite the pandemic. Naturally, travel insurance would be extra … Continued

What happens if you leave before your travel insurance starts?

You are packed up. Ready to go. BUT your travel insurance policy doesn’t start until tomorrow? Oh well, it shouldn’t matter, it’s only one day sooner – Why not just go? Well, in the insurance world it does matter. If you leave earlier than when your policy is set to start, it will invalidate your … Continued

About Travel Advisories and Travel Insurance

The subject of travel advisories and travel insurance has come up a lot lately. Certainly, these are unprecedented times as we never thought we would see the day when we would see a worldwide travel advisory issued by the Canadian Government.  It’s scary – we know.  I imagine when you bought your emergency health insurance … Continued

Travelling during the Covid-19 pandemic

We are as excited to get back to travelling as you are. Things have changed since the world is now in the middle of a pandemic. And there are things you need to know if you plan to travel far and wide despite the challenges, risks and warnings. Vaccinations As COVID vaccinations begin to roll … Continued

Why you should seek pre-approval when using your travel insurance

By Pam Langevin, Senior Broker, Medi-Quote Insurance Brokers You have reached your destination, unpacked and are now experiencing some much needed R & R. But wait, you are not feeling well and you decide that seeing a doctor might be a good idea. Travel Insurance policies in Canada only cover medical emergencies. However some emergencies … Continued

So You’ve Had a Travel Insurance Claim, Now What?

So you’ve had a travel insurance claim, now what? To begin a claim, you should call the phone number on your wallet card to advise you require medical attention before going to a hospital. If it is not possible to make the call beforehand, do so as soon as possible. If you do not have … Continued

Factors that Influence the Price of Travel Insurance

There are four key factors that influence the price of travel insurance: Age Length of your trip Health Destination In the video below we try to demystify the cost of travel insurance and help you find some ways to manage it. Click here to watch our video on factors that influence the price of travel … Continued

What to know about travel insurance medical questionnaires

Medical Questionnaires are a requirement for many insurance policies. With a little pre-planning, filling out the medical questionnaire can be an easy process. Here’s what to know about travel insurance medical questionnaires. First of all, it’s important to understand how an insurance company will use the information you provide to them in the medical questionnaire. … Continued

How Medical Underwriting for Travel Insurance Works

The medical underwriting process gives travellers who may not be eligible for standard travel insurance products, the option to be individually assessed and priced for a policy. Offered by some travel insurance companies, it’s the perfect option for anyone who is unsure of their medical conditions, or has received a medical diagnosis from their doctor. … Continued