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Yukon Travel Insurance Overview

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Yukon Health Care Insurance Plan (YHCIP) does not cover some health care costs when you travel out of the territory. You may need to buy additional Yukon travel insurance or private health insurance before you go.

For more information about the type of travel insurance available to you when you travel outside Canada, refer to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). Call CLHIA.

Toll Free: 1-888-295-8112

In Toronto: 416-777-9002

Yukon Travel Insurance Details

Is YHCIP Cover Travel Insurance?

You need comprehensive coverage when you travel outside Yukon. Your additional Yukon travel insurance or private medical insurance should cover medical emergencies and provide the comprehensive coverage you seek. YHCIP may cover some costs but it is limited, especially when you are outside the territory. Contact Insurdinary for travel insurance available to Yukon residents. When you contact Insurdinary, we will connect you to insurance advisors who will guide you on the best travel insurance available to Yukon residents.

YHCIP does not cover costs like ground and air ambulance or related services when you travel out of the territory. Even the costs covered are paid for amounts equivalent to the service obtainable in Yukon. You might have to take care of the difference in costs. Thus, it is highly recommended that you get Yukon travel insurance or private health insurance before you travel out of the jurisdiction for vacation, study, work, business or any other purpose.

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Traveling outside Yukon for study

If you are out of Yukon for study, a mere visit to the hospital or to see a doctor could put you in financial shock if you are not covered. You need additional Yukon travel insurance or private health insurance for comprehensive coverage. Also, before paying for your coverage, it is necessary to read through and understand what it covers to be sure you are fully covered.

Check the ministry’s Fact Sheet for more information about traveling outside Canada on “Traveling outside Canada“.

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Traveling outside Yukon for Work or Business

Whether you are traveling for work or business, you might need to see a doctor or to visit the hospital. Health care costs outside Canada could be very high and without Yukon travel insurance, you may be on the hook for the cost. This is why you need to purchase additional insurance coverage. It is important to understand what the policy covers before paying and make sure it covers you.

Refer to the YHCIP’s Fact Sheet for more information about traveling outside Canada on “Traveling outside Canada“.

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Yukon Travel Advisory

You have probably purchased Yukon travel insurance and are set for the trip, why not check to see if your destination’s weather condition would be favorable to you? The travel advisory for the most popular vacation destinations for Yukon residents is provided below.

Yukon Travel Insurance News

The Government of Yukon billed an Ontarian man $18,000 for medevac. The bill serves as a harsh reminder of the limit to his public health insurance coverage.

According to CTV News reports, the Ontarian fell seriously ill on his recent visit to the territory. He was then medevaced to Vancouver and due to the cost of the air ambulance, the Yukon government sent him a huge bill of $18,000.

Marcelle Dube from the Yukon’s health department said that they get some of such medevac stories at least two or three times in a year. Dube pointed out that most people who visit the territory do not know that they are not covered when they have to take an air ambulance trip or in worse case an air medevac trip.

She further pointed out that the government of Yukon will be willing to work out repayment plans with people who owe a large sum of money on ambulance services. However, she further explained that if such people do not agree to work with the government to repay the debt, it might eventually be written off and a collection agent might take over it.

According to Dube, most Canadians are surprised that provinces and territories in Canada do not have any sort of agreement between themselves to take care of medical travels. However, it is the travelers’ obligation to make sure that he or she gets additional coverage for such an occurrence. She said that it is not a standard across the country and she further added that most jurisdiction if not all jurisdictions in Canada do not cover the cost of medevacs or ambulance travels.

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