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Travel insurance for Canadians

I found some really good travel insurance for Canadians who are insured under a provincial plan. Basically, you pay your monthly provincial insurance ($48/month in BC) and add $1.4/day for the following plan (see link). It has all the things you need, including air ambulance back to Canada where needed, flying one family member or friend out to assist you if necessary etc. Also returning your vehicle if needed.

I called them and asked specifically whether this excluded motorcyclists or motorcycles. It does not exclude us, except that of course you need to have the bike insured for 3rd party in case you hit another vehicle etc. A pretty good deal all in all. $511 covers me for 365 days. It can also be extended if you apply before the 365 days expire and you have no previous or current claim. Claims are completed in case you crash on day 364 etc.

http://www.travelinsurance.ca/custom...l/non_usa.html


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Bump...

I posted this just before the cut-off.

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Good news Kevin;

How does this work when your provincial coverage lapses? My Alberta Health Care plan only allows for an abscence from the country for 6 months then they suspend coverage.
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At least in BC, you can apply to be absent for a year. As long as you keep paying the premium, even when out of the province, you're good.

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Thanks Kevin, I'll be checking them out prior to our next trip!

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