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3 ways to supersize super visa insurance

Allianz Global Assistance - 3 ways to supersize the value of super visa insurance

For many visitors, travelling to Canada is not just a trip, it’s a journey. If they’re older, it can be that much more so. To help parents and grandparents of family living in Canada make the most of their visit, they can apply for a super visa. For visitors seeking information on what a super visa is, how they can apply for a super visa and what the difference is between a visitor visa and a super visa, the Canadian Government site offers full details. However, one of the requirements on a super visa applicant’s checklist is travel insurance that covers healthcare, hospitalization and repatriation.

Healthcare in Canada is expensive for anyone not covered under a Canadian provincial or territorial government plan, so having a Visitors to Canada travel insurance plan for super visa visitors could potentially save visitors thousands of dollars in unexpected medical bills. While the protection alone makes the coverage worth it, the following are three additional perks to help super visa applicants supersize the value they get from their “super visa” travel insurance – and their visit.

1. Stay for the maximum time allowed

One reason why the Canadian government super visa program appeals to parents and grandparents visiting family in Canada is that it allows them to stay in Canada for up to two years without having to re-apply for another visa. However, an extended visit can also increase the risk of unexpected medical emergencies during that time. With emergency travel protection for up to one year and the option to obtain an additional 365-day policy beyond that, a Visitors to Canada plan from Allianz Global Assistance can provide necessary medical coverage in the event of an unexpected eligible health emergency.

2. Take a side trip back home

Long, cold Canadian winters or homesickness are just some of the reasons why visitors to Canada might need to return home briefly during their stay. With Visitors to Canada travel insurance offered by Allianz Global Assistance, visitors on a super visa have the flexibility to do just that. While coverage does not continue while visitors are back in their home country, it does resume once they return to Canada, without having to re-apply for a new policy.

3. Take a side trip to nearby countries

A trip to Canada is also a good opportunity to visit other countries that are far from home. If visitors plan their itinerary with that in mind, they can take comfort in knowing that their Visitor to Canada medical insurance provides coverage for side trips outside Canada (e.g. The United States) Costs incurred outside of Canada other than in their own country of origin are covered provided that 51% of the policy period is spent in Canada.

Whether the reason parents or grandparents are travelling to Canada is to spend time with family for the birth of a child or to reconnect after a long time apart, Visitors to Canada from Allianz Global Assistance is an ideal way to make the experience a memorable one.

So how much does a Visitors to Canada Plan cost? It’s far more affordable than you think! Learn more about the Visitors to Canada insurance now.

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Travel insurance does not cover everything. Please refer to the policy wording for full terms and conditions, including limitations and exclusions. Travel insurance is underwritten by CUMIS General Insurance Company, a member of The Co-operators Group of Companies and administered by Allianz Global Assistance. Allianz Global Assistance is a registered business name of AZGA Service Canada Inc. and AZGA Insurance Agency Canada Ltd. Please note that remuneration may be payable to the distributor of this insurance. 

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