Travel Confidently with Saskatchewan Travel Insurance

If you’re a traveller, you know avoiding stress is the key to a great trip. That’s why Saskatchewan Blue Cross has you covered with travel insurance options tailored to your needs. Whether you’re going on a short trip or a long adventure across the seas, you can rest assured that you’re protected in case of any unforeseen events. 

Nobody wants to worry about lost luggage or unexpected hospital visits, especially when exploring a new place. With Saskatchewan Blue Cross travel insurance, you can leave those worries behind and focus on making unforgettable memories. Keep reading for some tips on how to choose the best plan for your trip and travel with confidence!

The importance of travelling

Travelling to experience new places, people and activities can enrich your life, whether it’s a weekend getaway or a month in a new country.

Learning and growing

Learning and improvement of oneself isn’t limited to the workplace or education. There’s so much to learn when travelling! It fully immerses you in cultures, environments, languages, and scenarios that may not otherwise be possible. Travelling can teach us so much about decision-making, communication, inclusivity, and diversity. 

It’s pretty amazing how much we can learn from exploring new places and meeting new people! This is one of the greatest things travel insurance helps enable. Take away the stress and the “what ifs” to instead enjoy new possibilities, meet new people, and hear otherworldly stories.

Mental wellness

It’s important to have space away from work, routine, and stress. This is something travel can easily provide (so long as emergency travel expenses are taken care of with travel insurance coverage).

Taking care of your mental health is super important for your wellbeing, happiness, and personal growth. It helps you do well at work, build healthy relationships, and feel good about yourself. And you know what’s great for your mental health? Travelling! 

It’s a fantastic opportunity to soak up some sunshine, breathe in fresh air, admire stunning scenery, listen to great music, enjoy beautiful art, and experience vibrant colours and dance. All of these things can boost your mood, and give you a sense of adventure and positivity. So, are you ready to explore and feel good?

Physical health

Travel is also a great way to remain (or become) physically active. Even a relaxing beach trip will involve walking and swimming (in the sun!). A trip to the mountains could involve hiking. A trip to the jungle has expeditions and adventures. There’s likely always something that will keep you active when travelling, with the bonus of not even knowing you’re exercising. That’s a win!

Travel insurance coverage

The perks of travel are endless. Don’t let the risks affect your trip, whether it’s as simple as a delayed flight or as serious as an injury that stops you from returning home to your family. Adventure confidently with Saskatchewan Blue Cross travel insurance.

Beyond the potential medical expenses you may face in an emergency, this safety net is beneficial to you if you:

  • paid for non-refundable trip costs;
  • booked an international trip;
  • planned expeditions in a remote area;
  • booked connecting flights with many locations;
  • packed oversized luggage; or
  • want coverage for trip delays or cancellations.

Travel insurance coverage overview

There are six customizable travel coverage options at Saskatchewan Blue Cross for different types of travellers. A cross-country RV traveller isn’t going to benefit from the same insurance plan as a frequent overseas traveller, for example.

Available plans include:

  • Annual Plan: Perfect for frequent travellers and snowbirds who want to travel where they want, when they want, worry-free.
  • Individual Plan: Great for single-trip coverage on family vacations or quick getaways.
  • Package Plus: Choose from pre-selected combinations of some of our most popular coverage options.
  • Canada Package: Designed for travel within Canada, choose from packages that combine our most popular coverage options.
  • VIP Travel: An optional benefit exclusively available to Personal Health Plan members, VIP Travel is a great option for frequent travellers.
  • Visitors to Canada: Offers Emergency Medical Care to cover most types of visitors during their stay in Canada.

Explore more information about our travel insurance plans here. You can choose the coverage that works best for your trip, including baggage, trip cancellation insurance, or accidental death or dismemberment. You can also add a deductible to cover your trip without cutting into your travel budget. 

Here are some of the benefits to expect from most of our travel insurance plans*:

  • Up to $5 million for Emergency Medical Care per trip. This includes hospitalization fees and professional fees for medical practitioners.
  • Up to $2,000 for any dental treatments resulting from an accident.
  • Transportation and out-of-pocket expenses to have a relative with you if you’ve been hospitalized for more than seven days.
  • Up to $3,000 with an Annual or Individual plan or up to $1,500 with a VIP Travel plan for accommodation and meals if your return is delayed due to a medical emergency. 
  • Access to 24/7 Travel Assistance

In addition to the above benefits, Flight Delay Service is included at no extra cost. If your flight is delayed by three hours or more, Flight Delay Service offers complimentary access to an airport lounge or even a hotel room, depending on the length of the delay. Learn more here. Once you’ve registered for this service, our system tracks your flight in real time so we can step in as soon as you need our assistance. We’ll text or email with next steps!

*Different benefits are available under the Visitors to Canada travel plan. 

Emergency travel expenses covered

Travel confidently with Saskatchewan Blue Cross travel insurance to avoid the frustrating circumstances all too common with travel (damaged or lost baggage, trip delays, and cancellations). We’ve all been there! But it doesn’t have to be this way. Pick the travel insurance package that suits you here and travel with more peace of mind.