We recently ran across an article describing what Canadian Snowbirds need to consider before crossing the border to reside in the U.S. and we thought it would help if we closed the gap on the health insurance questions posed in that article. The author was right in that U.S.-based health care costs are quite high and according to the article, Canadian provincial health insurance covers only a portion of a travelers’s out-of-country health care costs (which is more than most American health insurance plans cover).
Since Canadian travelers heading for the warmer weather outside their home country are recommended to get travel insurance, we dug around to find a few plans offered by U.S. companies that our neighbors to the north might find useful for their travels *:
- TravelSafe offers Traveler’s Liberty, a travel medical insurance plan for non U.S. citizens visiting the U.S. This plan covers inpatient and outpatient emergency care with your choice of medical maximum and deductible limits.
- Travel Guard offers a worldwide travel medical plan for non U.S. travelers (and U.S. travelers too) called Travel Rite Annual. This plan is designed for trips up to one year long and it can be extended if your return is delayed.
- Seven Corners offers Liaison Continent, which is comprehensive short-term medical insurance for those visiting the U.S. It includes some travel insurance package benefits like lost or delayed luggage, trip interruption, and return of minor children/emergency reunion.