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Snowbirds Travel Insurance for Canadians

Snowbirds Travel Insurance for Canadians

Introduction

Snowbirds travel insurance is important for Canadians who prefer to spend the frigid, snowy winter months of Canada in warmer climates where they can enjoy the inviting sunshine and sand between their toes instead of being snowed in at home.

Over 500,000 Canadians head south every winter to warmer places in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica or other places with a more agreeable climate. Places such as Florida, California, Arizona and Texas are very popular destinations for snowbirds.

While in their home province, most Canadians are covered by their provincial Government Health Insurance Plans (GHIP). However, it provides very limited coverage for 7 months outside the province. The coverage available is well below the medical expenses that could be incurred in the U.S., which are extremely high. A few days in a hospital could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the U.S. Therefore, without proper Snowbirds insurance, it could be devastating trying to pay medical bills.

Our snowbirds insurance plans can be purchased instantly online as there are no medical questions and there is no underwriting. Different people have different needs when looking to buy insurance, review the following categories of snowbirds medical insurance to understand the differences and decide what is best for you!

Travel Medical Insurance

Snows travel medical insurance plans are single trip insurance plans.

Snowbirds travel medical insurance would cover any unforeseen and new medical conditions that may occur after the effective date of the policy. It would generally exclude any pre-existing conditions, routine maintenance or preventive checkups. Some travel medical insurance plans cover acute onset of pre-existing conditions, up to a certain amount for people up to a certain age. Snowbirds travel medical insurance will also exclude transplants, drug and alcohol abuse, mental conditions, rehabilitation etc.

The price depends upon your age, chosen policy maximum, the deductible and the duration. Of course, there are many similar plans with price differences and varying fine details of the coverage benefits. While reviewing plans, compare plan details for what suits you best and do not make a decision solely based on price.

Numerous policy maximums options ranging from $25,000 up to $8,000,000 are available in snowbird insurance. The policy duration can be anywhere from 5 days up to 3 years. The deductible monetary choices can vary from $0 to $5,000; some plans have deductible choices of once per the policy period or per incident.

You can make payments in installments and if you decide to stay longer, you can extend your coverage under most Snowbirds medical insurance plans.

Travel insurance for snowbirds will generally provide coverage for whatever is medically necessary; such as, hospital room and board, ICU, prescription drugs, diagnostic test, and ambulance and so forth. Additionally there are other travel related benefits; for example, emergency medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, trip interruption and so on.

Please make sure to keep your insurance ID card with you at all times.

Multi-Trip Travel Insurance

If you are taking multiple trips throughout the year, you can purchase annual multi-trip travel insurance. You can take any number of trips but the coverage for each trip will be limited to 30 days or 45 days, depending upon the policy.

Snowbirds multi-trip travel insurance is an excellent low cost option that provides a high amount of coverage. With multi-trip insurance, you don’t need to remember to purchase coverage every time you take a trip.

In order to be eligible for multi-trip travel medical insurance, you must maintain your provincial healthcare.

If you’re on a trip and stay past the duration selected by you at purchase, make sure to buy an additional single trip travel insurance (mentioned above) to cover the extra days.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

In addition to medical expenses, if you are also looking for non-medical coverages such as trip cancellation, baggage delay or loss, travel delay, or other similar coverages, you should consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. These are package plans that would provide emergency medical coverage, trip cancellation, trip interruption and many other travel benefits.

U.S. based companies have traditionally offered such travel insurance plans only to the U.S. residents. However, we have several trip cancellation insurance plans available for non-U.S. residents, like Canadians.

Trip insurance plans are typically designed for trip durations up to 30 days. For longer stays, consider purchasing travel medical insurance instead.

If you are going on a cruise vacation, make sure to look into cruise travel insurance.

Conclusion

Snowbirds travel insurance is an important factor for Canadians traveling to or staying in the Southern parts of the United States, Mexico or Caribbean countries. Snowbird travel insurance is a necessity, not just a good idea.

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Visiting USA?

Healthcare costs are very high in the U.S.

Buy U.S. based visitors insurance and enjoy your trip.

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Traveling abroad?

Did you know that your insurance may not cover you abroad or that it may only provide limited coverage?

Purchase travel medical insurance that includes emergency medical evacuation.

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New immigrant to USA?

You would not be eligible to enroll in Medicare for the first 5 years.

Purchase new immigrant medical insurance to bridge the gap.

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Going on a vacation?

You could lose your non-refundable trip costs if you had to cancel your trip.

Buy a trip cancellation insurance package plan and be worry-free.

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Are you an exchange visitor to USA?

The U.S. Department of State requires all J visa holders to purchase compliant insurance.

Buy J visa medical insurance to meet your requirements.

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Traveling to Europe?

Schengen countries require most non-US citizens to purchase Schengen visa insurance.

Make an instant purchase online and get instant visa letter.

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Traveling frequently throughout the year?

You don’t need to purchase travel insurance for every trip.

Purchase annual multi trip travel insurance for your travels.

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International student in the U.S.?

Most schools require international students to purchase health insurance.

Purchase international student health insurance that meets most school requirements.

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CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS SPECIAL NOTICE

1. THE INSURANCE POLICY THAT YOU ARE APPLYING TO PURCHASE IS BEING ISSUED BY AN INSURER THAT IS NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THESE COMPANIES ARE CALLED "NONADMITTED" OR "SURPLUS LINE" INSURERS.

2. THE INSURER IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FINANCIAL SOLVENCY REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT THAT APPLY TO CALIFORNIA LICENSED INSURERS.

3. THE INSURER DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE INSURANCE GUARANTEE FUNDS CREATED BY CALIFORNIA LAW. THEREFORE, THESE FUNDS WILL NOT PAY YOUR CLAIMS OR PROTECT YOUR ASSETS IF THE INSURER BECOMES INSOLVENT AND IS UNABLE TO MAKE PAYMENTS AS PROMISED.

4. THE INSURER SHOULD BE LICENSED EITHER AS A FOREIGN INSURER IN ANOTHER STATE IN THE UNITED STATES OR AS A NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURER. YOU SHOULD ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR INSURANCE AGENT, BROKER, OR “SURPLUS LINE” BROKER OR CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-800-927-4357. ASK WHETHER OR NOT THE INSURER IS LICENSED AS A FOREIGN OR NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURER AND FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSURER. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NAIC’S INTERNET WEB SITE AT WWW.NAIC.ORG.

5. FOREIGN INSURERS SHOULD BE LICENSED BY A STATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND YOU MAY CONTACT THAT STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INSURER.

6. FOR NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURERS, THE INSURER SHOULD BE LICENSED BY A COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND SHOULD BE ON THE NAIC’S INTERNATIONAL INSURERS DEPARTMENT (IID) LISTING OF APPROVED NONADMITTED NON-UNITED STATES INSURERS. ASK YOUR AGENT, BROKER, OR “SURPLUS LINE” BROKER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INSURER.

7. CALIFORNIA MAINTAINS A LIST OF APPROVED SURPLUS LINE INSURERS. ASK YOUR AGENT OR BROKER IF THE INSURER IS ON THAT LIST, OR VIEW THAT LIST AT THE INTERNET WEB SITE OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: www.insurance.ca.gov.

8. IF YOU, AS THE APPLICANT, REQUIRED THAT THE INSURANCE POLICY YOU HAVE PURCHASED BE BOUND IMMEDIATELY, EITHER BECAUSE EXISTING COVERAGE WAS GOING TO LAPSE WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS OR BECAUSE YOU WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE COVERAGE WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS, AND YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS DISCLOSURE FORM AND A REQUEST FOR YOUR SIGNATURE UNTIL AFTER COVERAGE BECAME EFFECTIVE, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS POLICY WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIVING THIS DISCLOSURE. IF YOU CANCEL COVERAGE, THE PREMIUM WILL BE PRORATED AND ANY BROKER’S FEE CHARGED FOR THIS INSURANCE WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.

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Cuba Notice

Travel to Cuba remains subject to restrictions imposed by U.S. sanctions, administered by the US Treasury. Only those who qualify for travel authorized under US Treasury's regulations and who comply with the terms of such authorization can legally travel to Cuba. Individuals traveling to Cuba must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for travel authorized under one of the general licenses outlined below:

Criteria for travel authorized by the US Treasury

If you have read and agree to the terms of both Notices: California and Cuba, please click the continue button if you wish to complete the application process. Otherwise, please click cancel to abort the application process.

To continue with the application please scroll down to confirm this notice

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS SPECIAL NOTICE

1. THE INSURANCE POLICY THAT YOU ARE APPLYING TO PURCHASE IS BEING ISSUED BY AN INSURER THAT IS NOT LICENSED BY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THESE COMPANIES ARE CALLED "NONADMITTED" OR "SURPLUS LINE" INSURERS.

2. THE INSURER IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FINANCIAL SOLVENCY REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT THAT APPLY TO CALIFORNIA LICENSED INSURERS.

3. THE INSURER DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE INSURANCE GUARANTEE FUNDS CREATED BY CALIFORNIA LAW. THEREFORE, THESE FUNDS WILL NOT PAY YOUR CLAIMS OR PROTECT YOUR ASSETS IF THE INSURER BECOMES INSOLVENT AND IS UNABLE TO MAKE PAYMENTS AS PROMISED.

4. THE INSURER SHOULD BE LICENSED EITHER AS A FOREIGN INSURER IN ANOTHER STATE IN THE UNITED STATES OR AS A NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURER. YOU SHOULD ASK QUESTIONS OF YOUR INSURANCE AGENT, BROKER, OR “SURPLUS LINE” BROKER OR CONTACT THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TOLL-FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER 1-800-927-4357. ASK WHETHER OR NOT THE INSURER IS LICENSED AS A FOREIGN OR NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURER AND FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE INSURER. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NAIC’S INTERNET WEB SITE AT WWW.NAIC.ORG.

5. FOREIGN INSURERS SHOULD BE LICENSED BY A STATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND YOU MAY CONTACT THAT STATE’S DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INSURER.

6. FOR NON-UNITED STATES (ALIEN) INSURERS, THE INSURER SHOULD BE LICENSED BY A COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND SHOULD BE ON THE NAIC’S INTERNATIONAL INSURERS DEPARTMENT (IID) LISTING OF APPROVED NONADMITTED NON-UNITED STATES INSURERS. ASK YOUR AGENT, BROKER, OR “SURPLUS LINE” BROKER TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INSURER.

7. CALIFORNIA MAINTAINS A LIST OF APPROVED SURPLUS LINE INSURERS. ASK YOUR AGENT OR BROKER IF THE INSURER IS ON THAT LIST, OR VIEW THAT LIST AT THE INTERNET WEB SITE OF THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE: www.insurance.ca.gov.

8. IF YOU, AS THE APPLICANT, REQUIRED THAT THE INSURANCE POLICY YOU HAVE PURCHASED BE BOUND IMMEDIATELY, EITHER BECAUSE EXISTING COVERAGE WAS GOING TO LAPSE WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS OR BECAUSE YOU WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE COVERAGE WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS, AND YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THIS DISCLOSURE FORM AND A REQUEST FOR YOUR SIGNATURE UNTIL AFTER COVERAGE BECAME EFFECTIVE, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THIS POLICY WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF RECEIVING THIS DISCLOSURE. IF YOU CANCEL COVERAGE, THE PREMIUM WILL BE PRORATED AND ANY BROKER’S FEE CHARGED FOR THIS INSURANCE WILL BE RETURNED TO YOU.

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If you have read and agreed to the terms of this notice and wish to continue, please click the continue button. Otherwise, please click cancel to abort the application process.

Cuba Notice

Travel to Cuba remains subject to restrictions imposed by U.S. sanctions, administered by the US Treasury. Only those who qualify for travel authorized under US Treasury's regulations and who comply with the terms of such authorization can legally travel to Cuba. Individuals traveling to Cuba must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for travel authorized under one of the general licenses outlined below:

Criteria for travel authorized by the US Treasury

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