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Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on February 29, 2024

New Rates and Health Declaration C Effective March 5, 2024

To continue to provide our clients with quality service around the world, we are adjusting the premiums for Emergency Medical Care coverage and Visitors to Canada plan. The new rates will be effective March 5, 2024.

Several factors have contributed to this increase, including the growing number of claims and the rising cost of healthcare worldwide.

Below is a table outlining the increase breakdown.

New Travel Rates 2024

There is no rate change to Trip Cancellation or Interruption and Emergency Medical Care in Canada coverage.

Changes to Health Declaration C

Please note important changes have been made regarding our health declaration. As of March 5th, we will require a health declaration for the following age bands and trip durations:
Changes to Declaration C

Existing quotes will need to be reviewed to make sure that they meet the new health declaration requirements. Quotes saved before March 5th will not be honored.

You will find a helpful guide on these changes on the Agent Microsite here.

Official documents and Partner’s Guide

New versions of all travel insurance policies and health declarations will be available as of March 5th, 2024.

We are pleased to advise that our current Partner’s Guide will be available in a digital format in the near future! This digital resource will continue to be your tool for all the ins and outs of selling Blue Cross Travel Insurance.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lynx Air Ceases Operations: What You Need to Know

Blue Cross Travel Cancellation or Interruption insurance: If you purchased your policy (including this coverage) before February 23, 2024, you are covered. This means that Blue Cross will provide coverage for any cancellations or interruptions related to Lynx Air.

However, if you bought your travel insurance including Trip Cancellation or Interruption on or after February 23, 2024, it will not cover this specific situation, as it is now publicly known.

Provider default:

Keep in mind that certain limitations apply in the event of Provider default. For complete details, please refer to your travel insurance policy.

What you can do:

  • Visit Lynx Air’s FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions | Lynx Air (
  • Depending on the method of payment you used, get in touch with your credit card company or financial institution to inquire about your available options.
  • If you have Cancellation or Interruption coverage through Blue Cross, consider submitting a claim or contacting us for further assistance.