Travelling to Cuba?
It has been a law since May 2010, that if you are travelling to Cuba, they can request proof of medical insurance. Canadians were presenting their provincial health insurance cards as proof of insurance.
Now Cuban officials are asking for proof of private travel insurance. Nobody likes to think about getting sick or hurt on vacation. What happens if you get stung by a jellyfish? Have an allergic reaction to an insect bite?
What if you cut yourself and need stitches? What if you have a heart attack?
The best way to protect yourself is to purchase travel insurance.
Why should I purchase travel insurance?
- Your Canadian health insurance is almost certainly not valid outside of Canada.
- Your provincial or territorial health plan may cover nothing or only a very small portion of the costs of medical care abroad, and never up front.
- Foreign hospitals can be very expensive and may require immediate cash payment. You could face years of debt paying off the costs of treatment for an illness or accident you suffered abroad.
The Government of Canada will not pay your medical bills.
Travel Insurance is available as a stand alone product from various companies, each with a different offering. As an example, a 45 year old male can Purchase Travel Insurance for as low as $25.00 for an 8 day single trip or for an 8 day multi trip plan they start at $50.00/yr.* Multi trip plans are good if you travel multiple times throughout the year.
$5,000,000.00 of Emergency Medical coverage available if you are out of your province gives peace of mind, so you can enjoy your vacation.
Check out our website at Godfroy Financial to get your quotes and apply online to ensure you have the coverage you need.
*example only, a quote is needed for your specific health and lifestyle. Get your quote from the link provided or call us at 226-444-8372 to get your specific quote.