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Need health insurance for parents visiting frm india - suggestions?

Hi - working on bringing my parents over for a visit ...need health/travel insurance for a month...any suggestions ?



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Post ID: 180493 15-03-11 11:56:20
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normally the travel agent who issued the tickets should also be able to help in getting insurance, it usually costs 8-10K Rs if in India (Bajaj, Orient insurance etc)

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There have been instances when people have purchased health insurance from India,only to find that the policy was not honoured in Canada, when they needed to see a physician or go to the hospital. It would be best if you shop aroundand use a local insurance company. The difference in premium is not that much and you will have peace of mind.

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Buy insurance only in Canada

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Go to any travel agency tell them you want TIC insurance .

it will cost you around 400 $ for 6 month.

for 1 month it may cost arounf 100 $ .

Usually travel agents has 45% commission in TIC insurances , so you can ask them some discount...

so after bargain it may cost you around 80$ for 1 month.
RBC- insurance is way expansive but less hedach when you need their help.

if you can afford then better buy RBC

here are few greedy insurance commission agents - start bargaining immediately
google more travel insurance agents and call atleast 5 or 6 agency for better deal.

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Post ID: 180529 15-03-11 18:35:47
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Thank you for the info and the links

Post ID: 180533 15-03-11 23:05:22
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I'm in a similar situation requiring insurance for my parents visiting from England. You could try which provides multiple quotes from different insurance providers. As I'm already with RBC, I will look into their coverage and price.

I'm a bit wary of getting the cheapest cost coverage since in my experience, the claims experience suffers....most of the time you get what you pay for. Always ask the broker or travel agent as to who is underwriting the insurance. Would rather pay the extra and go with a reputable provider.

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Travel Health Insurance
Wow is this a late reply. In case anyone has a similar question, you can quote the top 6 Canadian travel insurance companies in one place by going to link removed

You'll find answers to common questions as well, including:
Q: Why should I buy insurance from a Canadian insurance company instead of from a company in my home country?
A: Canadian medical providers (hospital, dentists, medical clinics, etc.) prefer to work with Canadian insurance companies. There is direct billing between hospitals and the Canadian insurance companies. In the event that you have to pay for expenses and then file a claim, Canadian insurance companies will have a faster claim procedure as they can verify Canadian medical expenses faster than providers in foriegn countries (so you get reimbursed faster).

Also, Canadian insurance companies are regulated by Canadian regulators, at some of the very highest standards around the world. In fact, they are also re-insured by Assuris - a Canadian government agency that will cover up to $60,000 of medical expenses in case a Canadian insurance company becomes insolvent. Not that that is likely, but it's nicer to know that you are insured no matter what happens. And, of course, if you are already in Canada companies in your country may not insure you because you have already left your home (province).

Q: What amount of Visitors travel medical insurance should I purchase?
A: Hospital costs for visitors to Canada can amount to over $3,000 per day, and air ambulance charges to return you home could very easily be in the ten's of thousands of dollars. We recommend at least $100,000 of medical insurance coverage if peace of mind is what you are after, and a higher amount if you are visiting from farther away.

Q: Do I purchase Visitors to Canada insurance before I leave, or once I arrive in Canada?
A: We recommend that you purchase your Visitors to Canada travel medical insurance prior to your arrival in Canada. If you purchase after you arrive in Canada, most insurance companies will have a waiting period of anywhere between 1 to 8 days after you purchase, during which time there will be no coverage for sickness, only for injury. Why take the chance that nothing happens before your sickness coverage is valid?

Q: Can I purchase a policy for my family members who are planning to come for a visit?
A: Yes. Anyone can purchase a policy on behalf of someone coming to Canada. In fact, you should know that if a person is coming to Canada and you have sponsored their stay, you will be responsible for their medical bills if they cannot pay for them. So even if they don't want the coverage, you might want to buy it for them.

Q: Are there any discounts for two or more travelers buying at the same time?
A: Some company's do offer discounts for largers groups. For two travelers, each traveler pays the rate that applies to their age, based on how long their trip is. It actually makes sense to buy two separate policies, because the price will be the same but if one traveler has a claim and both travelers return home the policy holder that did not claim can apply for a refund. If both travellers are covered under the same policy, no refunds are possible after a significant claim has been made, no matter how many days are left on the policy.

Q: If I have a pre-existing condition, can I get coverage for that with a Visitors to Canada insurance policy?
A: Maybe. It depends on the pre-existing condition, and the terms and conditions of the policy. Some insurance companies offer plans that cover pre-existing conditions as long as they have been stable for a certain period of time (3 to 6 months) before departure from your home country. More often, pre-existing conditions will not be covered. It is important to read your entire policy to make sure you are aware of the definitions affecting coverage, as well as the possible exclusions that may apply. If you have any questions about your pre-existing conditions and obtaining coverage, please contact us.

Q: Do I have to take a medical test before I can buy Visitors to Canada insurance?
A: No. There is no medical exam required prior to purchase. There may be some medical questions that are asked as a part of your online application. You must answer all questions truthfully, as not doing so may void (cancel) your coverage. If you have to submit a claim, the insurance company will investigate to determine if your condition was a pre-existing one, and/or whether you were truthful on your application.

Q: Can my Visitors to Canada medical insurance be extended if I want to stay longer?
A: Most policies can be extended up to one year of time in Canada, provided you are still in goodhealth and do not have any prior or pending claims on the policy. You just need to call your insurance company before your policy ends (please look up exact extension details in your policy wording, and they can extend the coverage for you.

Q: Who can purchase Visitors to Canada travel insurance?
A: As long as they meet the eligibility requirements stated in the policy:

•Visitors to Canada here on business or vacation;
•Immigrants to Canada waiting for government health coverage approval.
•Canadians who have returned to Canada and are not yet covered under a provincial health plan.
Q: Do you offer discounts for group travel medical insurance?
A: Yes, some insurance companies offer group discounts.

Q: Am I covered for trips outside Canada?
A: Your medical emergency coverage begins after your arrival in Canada. After that time, as long as the majority of your period of coverage is spent in Canada, you will be covered for during travel outside Canada. However, expenses incurred in your own country will usually not be covered. Please read your policy for details.

Q: If Visitors to Canada insurance won't cover my pre-existing condition, why should I buy it?
A: Even though the emergency medical coverage might not apply to an existing condition, your travel insurance will cover any new illnesses or accidental injuries. There are also Visitors to Canada plans that include trip interruption coverage, which can protect you from financial losses from having to cancel your trip after you come to Canada (ie. for a family emergency back home), or for delays and other surprises that occur while travelling.

Q: What do I do in the case of an emergency and/or hospitalization?
A: You must call your insurance company and notify them of any emergency medical treatment or hospitalizationas soon as possible, , and/or to obtain their approval of expenses that can be covered (ie. flying home to obtain medical attention). Failure to notify your insurance company can result in decreased coverage.

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