November 2015

Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know About Top-Up Insurance

What is “top-up” insurance, and how can you look to take advantage of this type of travel plan? In this post, I’m going to outline the key insurance considerations when it comes to top-up insurance for you out-of-country travel plans this year.

Many Canadian travellers may have existing partial coverage, whether it’s through a credit card, an existing group or pension benefits plan. These plans have a time limit, usually offering 15-60 days of coverage. For someone like a snowbird, typically travelling for up to 6 months, that simply won’t do. A top-up option allows you to use the days provided by your existing insurance for the first part of your trip, and “top-up” the remaining days.
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Blue Cross Travel Insurance: Keeping You & Yours Covered this Holiday Season

We are quickly approaching the busiest travel time of the year around the world. A time when friends and family are reunited, or exciting holiday adventures are planned. That said, whether you’re travelling within the country, or taking a trip abroad over the holidays, it’s absolutely crucial that you invest in Blue Cross Travel Insurance before you depart. In this post, we will explain why you should never leave home without travel insurance, so this holiday season you can focus on having fun with your loved ones, not worrying about the unexpected while you’re away. Read more »

Snowbirds in the Spotlight: All You Need to Know when Travelling

If you live to spend your winters down south, enjoying warm days on the beach and relaxing with your loved ones, then there’s no doubt that it’s almost your favourite time of the year. But before you head for warmer climates, it’s important that you prepare with Blue Cross Travel Insurance. In this post, we speak directly to the snowbirds, and provide you with important information on Blue Cross Travel Insurance. With this information, you can rest assured that you’ll be protected while you’re enjoying your well-earned fun in the sun.

Disability Insurance: Not Just for Workplace Accidents

We’ve mentioned before that it’s better to have insurance and not need it, than to need insurance and not have it. While this is a fair assessment of all insurance, it rings especially true for a disability policy. An option such as an RBC disability insurance policy can help ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of should something happen, leaving you unable to work. In this post, we speak to why disability insurance is so important, as well as provide you with some information on what to look for when choosing a disability insurance policy.