Canadians are often surprised to learn that their provincial health insurance offers only extremely limited coverage for a medical emergency for those travelling out of the country, or even out of the province. A serious illness or injury while away from home is devastating, and the high cost of emergency medical treatment for the uninsured adds insult to injury.
When a simple visit to an emergency room in another country can easily generate thousands of dollars in hospital bills and other medical expenses, it becomes clear that travel insurance is a necessity, not a luxury.
Through Special Benefits Insurance Services, travellers have access to coverage from one of Canada’s largest insurers of emergency medical insurance. Whether it’s for a few days or a few months, there is an RSA Insurance travel package to make your trip a relaxing, medically covered one.
RSA Insurance is a leading, multinational insurance group, providing insurance services for millions of customers in over a hundred different countries. In Canada, RSA is one of the top travel insurers, providing comprehensive, cost-effective travel insurance solutions from coast to coast.
Founded over 300 years ago, RSA aims to make things better for people. The company’s roots in Canada date back to 1833 when the company, then known as Royal Insurance, offered fire insurance to home and business owners in Toronto and Montreal. Today, RSA is the third largest property and casualty insurance company in Canada.
In partnership with an esteemed network of brokers, including Special Benefits Insurance Services, RSA protects Canadian travellers while out of the province or out of the country, Visitors to Canada, and International Students in Canada from the financial hardship of an accident or illness while they are away from home.
RSA offers a variety of insurance options for leisure or for business travel. With flexible coverage packages for travellers from all walks of life, Special Benefits Insurance Services can help you select the right RSA Insurance product for your next trip.
RSA Insurance protects Canadian travellers with Medi-Select Advantage® Travel Insurance. Advantages of this plan include competitive rates with additional savings for companions, and a wide range of deductible options. Coverage may also be available for those with varying pre-existing medical conditions.
Single-trip insurance is designed with the occasional traveler in mind, like those to take an annual vacation or snowbirds who are away on one long, annual trip. This is the most economical choice if you only travel once a year. You can purchase a policy for the exact duration of your trip away from home. When you buy single-trip insurance online you will receive an email confirmation of your coverage instantly.
Multi-trip insurance serves the needs of the frequent traveler. It’s for the non-stop business traveler who may need to go on a moment’s notice or cross-border shopping enthusiasts who make frequent short trips. Multi-trip insurance provides the flexibility you need to just pick up and go for a 12-month period. When you travel at least twice a year, multi-trip insurance is the most affordable option. Purchase a policy online and receive an email confirmation right away.
If you are away for longer than planned, top-up insurance allows you to add more days to either a single- or multi-trip policy. Pay for exactly the number of days you need, nothing more. Top-up insurance can also be used to augment any group coverage that your company may provide.
Under the Medi-Select Advantage Travel Insurance umbrella, applicants under the age of 59 do not have to complete a medical questionnaire, and they can take advantage of an automatic $0 deductible.
To find the right plan for your travel insurance needs, visit the links below by clicking on each tab:
Travel insurance is for more than short trips out of the country. RSA offers longer-term travel insurance in cases where it may be necessary, such as:
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