Reading policy and being upfront about medical history are crucial
Travellers looking for fun in the sun or a relaxing time away from the hurly-burly of life at home hardly want the additional stress of an unexpected illness or accident while they are away.
But as some Canadian travellers have discovered, buying travel insurance to protect against a nasty financial surprise may not necessarily mean full protection from hefty bills for medical treatment outside their home province.
On Monday, CBC ‘s Go Public reported on three customers who purchased travel insurance from Canadian banks and were left angry and frustrated after their insurer wouldn’t pay their foreign medical bills.
There are, however, ways a would-be traveller can try to make sure there are as few surprises as possible if they have to make a claim. In some cases, those ways depend on the person’s age, and the purpose of their trip.