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September 28, 2016

Frosty facts about winter travel in Canada

Planning a trip within Canada this winter? Keep in mind that your provincial health insurance may not cover all of your emergency healthcare costs.

When you’re heading south for a winter vacation, buying travel insurance is an important part of your preparation. But did you know that travel insurance is also a good idea if you’re planning to hit the slopes or visit family over the holidays in another province – or you just want to explore this country while the snow is flying? That’s because without it, you may end up with an unexpected bill for emergency medical costs.

Winter travel insurance infographic

1 https://www.cihi.ca/en/spending-and-health-workforce/spending/patient-cost-estimator I  2 Average treatment costs including hospital and physician costs. Source: RSA Travel Insurance 2015. I 3 Alberta Health http://www.health.alberta.ca/services/EHS-who-pays.html I  4 National Trauma Registry Report 2013: Hospitalizations for Major Injury in Canada, 2010–2011 Data, January 2013 I 5 Statistics Canada, Injuries in Canada: Insights from the Canadian Community Health Survey, 2015-11-27 I  6 Canadian institute for Health Information, 2016

RSA Travel Insurance Inc. is part of the RSA Canada Group and operates as RSA Travel Insurance Agency in British Columbia.

The Sun Life Financial group of companies does not insure, administer or act as an agent in respect of the travel insurance provided by RSA Travel Insurance. The Sun Life Financial group of companies is independent of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada and its affiliates.

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