Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Visitors to Canada Emergency Hospital & Medical Plans

As Canadians with free medical care, we sometimes forget that visitors to our county must pay all medical expenses out of their own pocket.

A stay in Canadian hospital isn’t cheap. Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary costs $2,110 a day for the intensive care unit. Toronto General Hospital charges $3,980 per day and McGill University Health Care Centre charges $4,386 a day.

With these kinds of prices, it makes sense that visitors obtain travel insurance. Visitors to Canada Emergency Hospital & Medical Plans come in two varieties – the Basic Plan and the Select Plan.

The Basic Plan contains a $50 deductible and includes coverage for Hospital Confinement and Medical Services, Ambulance Services, Return Home, Prescription Medication and more.

The Select Plan has no deductible and has additional coverage such as Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Transportation of Relative or Friend, Follow-up Visits and Attendant.

Both plans allow visitors the option of insuring themselves for different sums - $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 or $150,000. One of the greatest benefits of Visitors to Canada insurance is that travelers automatically receive worldwide coverage as long as they spend most of their time in Canada.

Visitors certainly don’t expect to be paying for medical services while they’re here. But with Visitors to Canada travel insurance they’re better prepared, just in case.

For more details about TIC’s Visitors to Canada travel insurance, visit http://www.biis.ca/e/visit.html