MANULIFE COVID-19 COVERAGE
Today, we’re pleased to introduce the Manulife COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan – a specialized travel insurance product that provides medical coverage in the event of illness due to COVID-19.
About the Individual Offer
The Manulife COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plan will be available to Canadians through our Travel Agency channel on October 1st.
It will be available mid-October through our Advisor, Broker, and Sponsor channels, and for direct purchase by consumers through Manulife CoverMe.
Available to Canadians travelling within Canada and abroad, including to countries with a Level 3 Travel Advisory, excluding cruises.
Provides coverage for COVID-19 related medical conditions (up to $200,000 CDN per insured), including repatriation benefits to return to Canada in the case of medical emergencies or death.
Provides emergency medical insurance coverage for non-COVID-19 related medical conditions (up to $5,000,000 CDN per insured)
Includes added trip insurance benefits in the event of quarantine (up to $2,100 CDN per person & up to a maximum of $4,200 CDN per family) and where the Government of Canada raises a travel advisory to “Avoid all travel” (up to $500 CDN)
FOR ALL WHO ARE BOOKING THROUGH WOOD TRAVEL, WE ARE PROVIDING THIS EASY TO USE INSURANCE WAIVER FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DECLINE INSURANCE. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM, EMAIL IT TO WOODTRAVEL2017@HOTMAIL.COM THANKS!
Over the years I have heard so many horror stories about Canadians travelling abroad without adequate travel insurance. The one that sticks out in my mind as the most difficult involved a couple who were honeymooning in South Florida. With so many things to organize for the wedding the couple forgot to get travel insurance, but they were young and healthy and didn’t think too much about it. Day two of the honeymoon, the groom broke his ankle jogging on the beach and it was a pretty good (or bad) break as far as ankles go, it required surgery and a pin to keep the ankle set. The bill for the two day hospital visit with surgery was just over $25,000. Not a great start to married life.
The reality is that travel insurance is a MUST for Canadians. I tell anyone who will listen to drop everything and go get an annual plan that is set to renew without you having to remember.
Tip number two is to opt for the best coverage. For most of us, the difference in cost is less than $40 or $50, to put it in perspective, our annual family plan which allows for 16 days a year of full coverage out of country is $150. Thankfully, I have never had to use it (insert the sound of me knocking on wood) but it sure gives me piece of mind when we leave Canada.
It always surprises me, especially living less an hour from the US border how most people don’t think of a day trip to go shopping, or play golf, or watch an NFL game as a “trip”. It seems if you aren’t flying or staying over in a hotel than you are not really thinking about travel insurance. Preparing now can prevent a nightmare later.
There are lots of options for coverage.