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News! Is cruise line insurance enough?

Can you rely on travel insurance from your cruise line? Have a look at my interview.

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Q: We will be travelling to Mexico for over 6 months…

Question: My partner and I live in the Vancouver area and will be travelling to Mexico for over 6 months and are leaving Sept 28th. We are looking for medical insurance that would not require us to maintain our MSP. Answer: Most Canadian travel medical insurance policies require that you maintain coverage under your province’s Government […]

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Q: I am retiring to the US. How much is health insurance?

Question: I am retiring to the US. How much is health insurance? Answer: To properly answer your question, some additional information would be required: Are you currently, or will you become a US resident when you move there? Will you maintain a residence in Canada and coverage under your Canadian Government Health Insurance Plan (GHIP)? […]

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“Do I need student health insurance?”

Yes, you do! Find out why…

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Get to know Alan Bell

He’s the Director of Global Security & Intelligence at Intrepid 24/7 – my emergency medical, security, and travel assistance company.

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Q: My wife and I would like to go to Florida…

Question: My wife and I would like to go to Florida from approx. December 15 to February 1. My wife is 82 years old with a pacemaker (January 18, 2012) and a replaced right hip (September 23, 2013). She is on blood thinners and a blood pressure pill twice a day. I am 72 years […]

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Q: I am leaving for Florida tomorrow. I need insurance.

Question: I am leaving for Florida tomorrow. I need insurance. Answer: Our team will be happy to assist you with the insurance you need for your trip to Florida. We will need more information before recommending a plan. Please call us at your earliest convenience to discuss your options. We will need your date of […]

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Q: My boyfriend is Canadian and works in the US. Is he covered by OHIP?

Question: My boyfriend is Canadian and has been living and working in NYC for the past 2 years come this September. I believe he has since lost his OHIP as he has been out of the country over 200 days. He does not have any health coverage in the US at the time which is […]

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Q: I have clients whose daughter will be attending college in NYC for the next 4 years…

Question: I have clients whose 25 year old daughter will be attending college in NYC for approximately the next four years. Her parents want to make sure she is covered for health coverage at all times while there. She is covered as an employee at their business but it is good for a max of […]

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Q: I’m a university student going to study to Germany for 1 year…

Question: I’m a university student going to study to Germany for 1 year. I understand I need insurance while I’m there. Is it better to buy the insurance the host university is offering or can I buy the insurance in Canada? Answer: Shopping around for the best coverage at the best price is always a […]

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