Montreal Travelers Story
A lot of Quebecers travel abroad, especially during Black Fridays, in search for deals. Quebecers also travel abroad for several other reasons. However, even with such a short trip, a financial disaster could occur in the form of an accident. Even a minor accident or illness could cost thousands of dollars in bills.
However, according to Allianz Global Assistance of Canada, most Canadians traveling for one or two-day trips do not get coverage. According to the insurer, only 1.4% of single-trip policies purchased by Canadians are for such trips, irrespective of the fact that up to 78% of Canadians claim that they have some forms of travel insurance coverage.
The insurer also indicates that there could be coverage gaps but most Canadians do not really know that they are vulnerable on such trips. If you are traveling to the United States, your provincial coverage may cater for a little of the cost but the costs may be in thousands of dollars and the provincial coverage will be insufficient.
According to Dan Keon, the VP of Market Management said that the American hospital could cost up to $3,000 for just a few stitches and $2,000 for a sprained ankle and medical cost will increase up to tens of thousands of dollars for more serious injuries that require hospital stays or surgery.
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