TORONTO, July 14 – The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has released on its website a new information brochure, A guide to travel health insurance (http://www.clhia.ca/download/Health_ins_travel.pdf), to assist Canadian consumers when they are purchasing travel insurance.
“Millions of Canadians travel every year either across the country or abroad for business or pleasure and, as we hear reported time and time again, unexpected illnesses and accidents do happen. The best way for the travelling public to protect themselves from unanticipated expenses is to make sure they obtain travel insurance before they leave,” says Irene Klatt, CLHIA’s vice- president, health insurance.
The brochure includes advice and tips on how to determine what supplementary health coverage is needed and what the options are; questions to ask before making a purchase; and an explanation of how the claims process works. It also provides contact information for health benefit plans in all the provinces and territories.
The travel insurance brochure is part of a series of publications available on CLHIA’s website on products offered by the Canadian life and health insurance industry. The other brochures currently available cover life insurance, supplementary health insurance, and segregated funds.
Established in 1894, CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for 99 per cent of Canada’s life and health insurance business. The industry provides a wide range of financial security products, such as life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions), and supplementary health insurance to about 26 million Canadians. Visit www.clhia.ca.