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Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on January 26, 2023

Welcome to the New Year

We want to thank you for the care you brought to your work and the kindness you brought to your communities in 2022.

You are a valued partner and your contributions to our mutual growth is appreciated.
Looking forward, in 2023 we will be continuing our work to improve our offerings for Brokers. That includes our digital journey, improving our processes and ensuring a quality product that your clients will be proud to have.

Did you Know? While travelling within Canada, you should still have Travel Insurance.

Why should clients purchase health insurance while traveling within Canada? Isn’t health care covered for Canadians across Canada?

That’s only partially true. Medical costs are covered across Canada, but provincial health plans:

1. Do not offer the same services to non-resident travellers as they do to residents (even though you are Canadian, you are considered a non-resident even if you live in a neighbouring province)

2. Vary from one province to another and do not pay the same rates in all provinces

Below are some examples of costs you may need to pay in a neighbouring province:

  • Return of vehicle
  • Air ambulance
  • Relatives visiting in hospital

There are billing agreements between certain provinces, but not all. Since medical costs vary from one province to another, what may be sufficient to cover a medical service in one province may not be enough to cover the same service in another province.

Reach out to your regional Sales Executive for more information.

Insights Webinar

Go Far with Travel Insurance

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

10 a.m. ET/ 11 a.m. AT

Now that the world has opened back up, Canadians are eager to explore — and, more than ever, they appreciate the value of a comprehensive travel insurance plan to cover the costs of unexpected events.

Attend the first Insights webinar in our 2023 series when we’ll discuss disruption in the travel insurance industry, trends, and our own claims data. Plus, we’ll explain how being a Blue Cross policyholder can grant exclusive access to the largest network of health care providers in the United States, with no upfront costs, and easier, faster claims processing. Learn how you can offer a market-leading package that provides financial protection and superior access to assistance for insured travellers.

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