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Travel, we all like to do it. Something to consider when making your travel plans is what type of coverage you have in place while traveling.

When you leave Canada, your government health insurance plan typically covers only a limited portion of your medical expenses.  It also doesn't pay expenses upfront, cover emergency travel back to Canada or offer convenient real-time assistance 24 hours per day seven days per week.

Travel insurance is specifically designed to protect you in the event that something happens. Even a minor accident or sickness can become a major problem. While you may assume that your government health plan, or your credit card provides all the coverage you need in case of an emergency, however, you may find gaps with this type of coverage.

Travel insurance can also cover you when family or other guests come to Canada to visit.