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Why choose Blue Cross for your summer vacation

Summer should be a time of enjoying sunshine, family cookouts and vacations. While no one expects an incident to take place, sometimes they do occur. The best thing you can do this summer for your family is give them peace of mind by purchasing travel insurance for summer. You will have less to worry about and more time available to enjoy your vacation. Here are the top three reasons to choose Blue Cross coverage for your summer travel.

Emergency medical care coverage

Vacations are filled with fun, travel, beach plans and exotic resorts, but what you probably didn’t budget for is sickness or accidents that can occur on those exotic restaurant tours or beach excursions. All Blue Cross health plans include an annual travel insurance plan. If you don’t have a Blue Cross health plan, the Summertime Blue plan can ensure you're covered for multiple trips throughout the summer. If you purchase a family plan, it covers all members of the family, regardless of whether you travel together.

Early return costs

Airlines tend not to be flexible with return flights, even in the case of a personal emergency. If you need to return home early from your vacation, travel insurance can help pay for your trip home. Ideally, you won't have anything to worry about, and will have no reason to return early, but in case you have an emergency back home, summer travel insurance can compensate you for that expenditure.

24/7 travel assistance

Travel insurance from Blue Cross can offer compensation for you to return home early and provide you with medical care coverage, but in case you just need assistance over the phone, you’re covered for that too. Whether you need long-term travel insurance or coverage for a week-long trip during the summer, Blue Cross offers travel assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergencies don’t just happen during business hours, and having travel insurance should mean getting help any time of day.

You spend hours, or even days, planning the perfect family vacation, whether it lasts a week or the entire summer. Make sure that those plans suffer minimal interruption in case something goes wrong. Having summer travel insurance is the best way to make sure your family enjoys their vacation and is protected financially throughout the entire trip.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS – In accordance with official government recommendations, and given the limited availability of medical resources worldwide, it is imperative that all travellers currently abroad return to Canada as soon as possible.

NOTICE TO INSURED PERSONS – To allow us to respond to urgent requests from travellers currently abroad and to reduce waiting times, please contact us by phone only if your trip is scheduled to take place in less than 72 hours.

SUSPENSION OF SALES – In order to contribute to collective efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to suspend sales of new travel insurance policies until further notice. This decision stems from our desire to protect the health and wellness of our insureds.

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