Tourism is one of Canada’s largest industries, and last year 1,566,000 travellers visited friends and relatives in Canada. Travel insurance are sold to clients travelling outside of the country or province, but sometimes forget about those visiting. As the weather warms up, the number of people visiting Canada increases by a significant margin.
Did you know that non-residents (visitors) pay more for medical emergency and hospitalization than Canadian residents? Those costs can really add up. No matter what age, it’s important for visitors to purchase adequate protection. Use this claims example to emphasize the benefits of emergency medical coverage.
A 13-year-old girl from Korea was visiting her aunt and uncle in Canada when she developed acute abdominal pain. She was rushed to the hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy. A few days later, she underwent a second operation because of a severe infection. She spent a total of 18 days in the hospital. Without insurance, her out-of-pocket cost would have been $77,429.
When regarding Visitors to Canada coverage, be sure to point out the all-inclusive package as a great option. This package includes emergency medical as well as Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, AD&D and baggage insurance.
This season, don’t forget this important protection. Make sure your clients’ friends and relatives travel protected. Inform them about Visitors to Canada coverage and why visitors need insurance.
Contact our specialists for Visitors to Canada Insurance.