Snowbird Travel Insurance

Best Value Travel Insurance For Canadian Snowbirds

A large segment of Canadian seniors often referred to as “Snowbirds” are traveling out of the country during our Canadian winters. These trips can be from a few weeks to several months in duration and as such, many retirees choose to get travel insurance to protect their health when traveling abroad.

Snowbird (people), as defined in Wikipedia, “A snowbird is someone from the Canada who spends a large portion of winter in warmer locales such as California, Arizona, Florida, Texas, or elsewhere along the Sun Belt of the southern and southwest United States, Mexico, and areas of the Caribbean. Snowbirds are typically retirees who wish to avoid the snow and cold temperatures of northern winter, but maintain ties with family and friends by staying there the rest of the year.”

Being away from “home” (their principal residence in Canada since many have their second homes in these warmer climates) and not being covered by a travel or health insurance plan, with a medical emergency or other challenge at hand can be daunting. It’s the financial stress and cash flow problem that nobody really wants.

So, before you leave for your stay down south or wherever else you call your second home, take a few minutes to have your travel and health insurance coverages in place, just in case you may need it.

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We are proud of our portfolio of insurance products over the years as it marks us as a leader in the field. It also allows us to help insure healthy seniors and travelers with inexpensive coverage and those with health issues who may have otherwise been considered uninsurable.

We have partnered with Group Medical Services (GMS), a leader in the marketplace, to offer a unique private health insurance plan for Snowbirds who travel from Canada to live in the United States. Group Medical Services is not the only option available to Snowbirds who wish to purchase this coverage. We also have access to Allianz Insurance, Blue Cross, Co-Operators, Manulife, RBC Insurance, RSA Insurance, Travel Cuts, TIC Insurance, Travel Guard, Travelliance, Travel Underwriters. As IDC Insurance is an insurance brokerage company, we represent a large selection of travel insurance companies’ products and our licensed travel insurance agents will always find the best policy at the best rate.

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