Comments on: Canada Travel Insurance Review https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/ Travel. Tech. Family. Fun. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:13:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Monalisa https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-48796 Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:51:17 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-48796 Hello,
We went onto kanetix.ca website and received a quote for Ingle International. Has anyone used this company and experienced a positive or negative situation? I went to the http://www.travelinsurancereview.ca website and this company was not listed. They gave us a great rate $442 for 5 months and family of 4 for travel medical top-up insurance for 90 days and I am sceptical. We are also traveling to Egypt where there is a travel advisory for non-essential travel and this has been the only company that has told us we would be covered if we traveled there in the travel advisory zones. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!

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By: Rafael https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-48240 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 20:27:20 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-48240 Great article. It is always good to know what are the options available. However, TIC travel insurance (mentioned in the article) has been overtaken by Allianz Global Assistance what is one of the insurance giants worldwide. The website remained the same though. I was able to find cheap premiums for Medical Policies for a month or even for annual plans for frequent fliers like me that is always onboard a plane going somewhere because of my job.

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By: Kevin L https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-47913 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:13:50 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-47913 Excellent Article. I ended up using TUGO as a direct result of this article and saved $160 over using my regular RBC travel insurance, so thank you very much. TUGO worked best for us as we only needed the travel medical. All else such as travel accident, travel cancellation is covered because I purchased my tickets with my RBC credit card. If I needed everything, I think I would have gone with Nomads

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By: lorin https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-47771 Sun, 07 Jan 2018 20:41:20 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-47771 Thanks much! Used your link to Kanetix.ca and decided on Tugo. Much appreciate your efforts in this site!
Cheers
Lorin

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By: Gowri https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-44606 Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:24:18 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-44606 Very wealthy information. And those key points in which you had mentioned is very useful and also some valid points too. Really nice thank you so much

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By: Charles Kosman https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-43583 Sat, 29 Apr 2017 02:37:42 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-43583 Hi Kevin, that’s the million dollar question these days since the vast majority of Canadian travel insurance policies require 2 things. The first is that you maintain your provincial healthcare and the second is that the trip commences in Canada.

In that sense, World Nomads is great. Though they still require you to maintain your Canadian healthcare, you can actually purchase their travel insurance after you’ve left Canada. I’m not 100% positive but I do believe they only allow 1 year trips so I’m guessing that’s the quandary you’re in.

If you haven’t left Canada yet, you should look into Travelcuts. They’re about the only company I can think of that offers travel insurance for Canadians for trips longer than a year. We actually used them for our first year long RTW way back in the day and they were good to deal with.

If you’re already travelling, my only suggestion is to return to Canada for a quick visit and then get another year of coverage with World Nomads or another insurance company. If that’s not possible, you’re last option (besides going without, which I don’t suggest doing) is you need to look into Expat insurance.

The nice thing about Canadian Expatriate travel insurance is you don’t need to maintain your provincial healthcare while you’re gone so if you live in one of the provinces where you have to pay monthly premiums, you can at least save on that. The funny part is that it can actually be cheaper than normal travel insurance and you don’t even need to buy it from a Canadian company.

That said, there are only a few that we know of in Canada at this moment. You can check out this post regarding Expat insurance and the companies that cover it. Unfortunately, you can’t buy any of them online easily so you might need to contact them to see what they can do for you.

Good luck and safe travels.

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By: Kevin Ghiglione https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-43582 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:22:55 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-43582 Hi there Charles and Micki,

Any suggestions on which company would offer an extension after the 1 year is up? I like the World Nomads so that it would cover my gear – but they only do 1 year at a time and I would have to return to Canada to get another year. Thank you for your time.

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By: Sarah Chrish https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-43498 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:29:18 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-43498 These points are very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

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By: Darby Johnston https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-41031 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:34:11 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-41031 Hi there! Thanks for this. First time buying travel insurance and there’s a lot to learn. I’m travelling to India so I’m primarily worried about my belongings (camera, laptop, phone, dive gear) and hospital bills if I get sick. Seems WorldNomads is my best option. Quick question.. Could you elaborate on what you mean when you say:
A lot of Canada travel insurance reviews don’t mention this, but it’s important: If you’re gone for more than six months, ensure you get a written extension from your provincial health care plan (this applies only to Canadians).

What is a ‘written extension’? What is the issue if one hasn’t gotten it?

Thanks in advance for any information!

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By: Stacey Jewer https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/info/canada-travel-insurance-review/#comment-40902 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:22:05 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=61#comment-40902 So helpful, thank you for this detailed analysis and keeping it up to date!

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