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How to navigate travel insurance ahead of March break as pandemic restrictions ease

February 24, 2022 Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – With the Omicron variant in retreat, Canadians looking to get away for spring break now have a more robust range of travel insurance options. The federal government announced last week it will roll back testing and quarantine restrictions

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Zurich pairs with Blink for flight-disruption cover

February 16, 2022 Canadian Underwriter Staff

With airplane trips forecast to increase post COVID-19, travellers will want to know if they’ll get where they’re going – and if they have coverage options when flights get cancelled. That’s the logic behind a new partnership between Zurich Canada

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Flight delayed because the crew has COVID? You’re covered for that….

January 14, 2022 by Jason Contant

Insurtech Blink Parametric has partnered with Canadian managing general agent (MGA) AwayCare for real-time flight disruption coverage for Canadian travellers worldwide.   Blink announced the partnership with travel insurance provider AwayCare, which has offices in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. The

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Travellers should check insurance coverage twice amid changing rules, experts say

December 20, 2021 Brett Bundale - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Travel industry experts are warning Canadians to double check their insurance coverage before embarking on a trip this holiday season amid tightening travel restrictions. Holiday travel has been upended by the latest COVID-19 variant sweeping the globe, prompting some travellers

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Canadian travel insurance quotes surge year-over-year

November 25, 2021 by Jason Contant

Travel insurance quotes have surged nearly 300% year-over-year as pandemic restrictions ease and Canadians are eager to travel again, according to a new report from rate comparison site RATESDOTCA. The rate aggregator analyzed data from thousands of quotes from its

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Vaccination Summer 2021: Boom times for travel insurance?

July 14, 2021 by David Gambrill

Travel insurance is poised to start its post-COVID rebound, with Canadian governments relaxing restrictions to allow more travel within and between provinces. “The travel insurance market will definitely rebound from this, because people are not going to stop traveling; we

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Travellers need to pay close attention when shopping for travel insurance: experts

June 25, 2021 Salmaan Farooqui - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canadians who are eager to be part of the first wave of travellers to head abroad once border restrictions ease should pay close attention to what their travel insurance will and will not cover, experts say. There may be many

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Nearly 99% of Canadians do not purchase travel medical insurance for short trips

November 1, 2018 by Jason Contant

Almost 99% of Canadians who take one or two-day trips don’t purchase travel medical insurance, Allianz Global Assistance Canada (AGAC) said recently. Data show less than 1.4% of single trip medical policies purchased through its various distribution channels are for