Single Trip Canadian Travel Emergency Medical Travel Insurance for Canadians
Canadian Travel Emergency Medical Plan provides emergency medical benefits at half the premium rate when all travel is within Canada.
Emergency Medical benefits up to $10 million to cover expenses for:
- Emergency treatment
- Paramedical services
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency dental treatment
- Emergency medical evacuation home
- Repatriation of remains
- Bringing someone to your beside
- Return home of children in the care of the insured
- Return home of travel companion
- Additional expenses for meals and hotel
- Return home of vehicle
- Subsistence allowance
- Child care
- Return of excess baggage
- Phone call expenses
- Pet return
- Trip break for Single Trip plans, without terminating coverage
- Return to original trip destination
- Terrorism coverage
Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.
To be eligible for insurance under this plan, an applicant must be at least 30 days of age, a resident of Canada and covered under a Canadian provincial or territorial government health insurance plan and travelling within Canada.
Applicants age 60 or over need to complete the Medical Questionnaire to determine their eligibility and rate category.
- Can be completed up to 180 days prior to the effective date.
- Single Trip plans must be purchased for the entire duration of the trip.
Eligibility and Rate Category
At the time of application, if the applicant is:
Under Age 60:
if you’re age 59 or younger, you automatically qualify for Rate Category A. You must confirm your eligibility to purchase this plan and you do not need to complete any medical questions to determine your rate category.
Over Age 60:
you need to complete the medical questionnaire to determine your eligibility and rate category.
Individual Medical Underwriting Plan for any age,
if you would like your pre- existing medical conditions
to be covered with no stability requirements, you can apply for emergency medical coverage under Scotia's Individual
Medical Underwriting Plan.
Simply call 1-877- 372-2992.
You will need to be able to answer questions related to your medical condition(s).
Your cost will vary according to your specific health needs and circumstances.
When you pay the quoted premium for the Individual Medical Underwriting Plan, your pre-existing medical conditions will be covered during your trip with no stability requirement.
TRAVEL TIP: Be sure to review documents when you purchase the Scotia Individual Medical Underwriting Plan to ensure that all your medical conditions have been disclosed and that you have answered all questions truthfully and accurately. If you omit or inaccurately disclose any medical condition, you may not be covered for any condition in the event of a claim.
There are no exclusions for any pre-existing medical condition in this plan.
Effective Dates and Expiry Dates
Coverage starts on the later of:
- the departure date; or
- the effective date as shown on the confirmation.
Coverage ends on the earliest of the following:
- the expiry date as shown on the confirmation;
- the date the policyholder returns home;
- the day you leave Canada.
You may ask for refund of premium provided no claim has been paid, incurred or reported under this policy. A full refund must be requested before the effective date of coverage (start of the trip).
If you return home early, you can apply for a partial refund of premium (minimum $25.00) for the unused coverage providing there has been or will be no claim reported or initiated against the policy, that no assistance service has been provided and that you have mailed a written refund request, along with proof of the date you actually returned home. Proof of early return (for example, customs or immigration stamp, gas receipts) is required.
All travellers insured under the same policy must return together to be eligible for a refund.
If you are already on your trip and need to apply for an extension of your coverage, simply call Customer Service at 1-877-421-0157 before the expiry date of your existing coverage. You may be able to extend your coverage, as long as:
- the total length of your trip outside of Canada, including the extension, does not exceed the maximum allowed by your government health insurance plan;
- you pay the additional premium; and
- there has been no event that has resulted or may result in a claim against the policy; and
- there has been no change in your health status.
- Premium rates are in $CDN per person.
- Emergency Medical Family Coverage rates are based on the eldest traveller under 60 years of age:
- 1.5 X the premium rate for one parent/grandparent travelling with dependent children/grandchildren;
- 2 X the premium rate for two parents/grandparents travelling with dependent children/grandchildren;
- 3 X the premium rate for three generations of parents/grandparents with dependent children/grandchildren.
- Rates are subject to change without notice.
- Premium due is based on:
- The rate category;
- The age at the time of application; and
- The trip length.
- Number of coverage days must include each day of your trip including:
- The date of departure; and
- The date of return.
Coverage will not take effect if the applicant's method of payment is not honoured when presented for payment.
50% Travel Canada Savings:
When purchasing a Canadian Travel Emergency Medical plan and all the travel is within Canada, premium is reduced by 50%
5% Travel Companion Savings: When a travel companion also purchases any Scotia Travel Emergency Medical Plan, premium is reduced by 5% for each traveller.
Family Coverage for Any Emergency Medical Plan:
All family members must be named on the confirmation and must be under age sixty (60) and a minimum of thirty (30) days of age. Family Coverage can include:
1. One parent/grandparent travelling with their children/grandchildren = 1.5 X the premium of the eldest traveller
2. Two parents/grandparents travelling with their children/grandchildren = 2 X the premium of the eldest traveller
3. Up to four parents/grandparents travelling with their children/grandchildren = 3 X the premium of the eldest traveller
For Family Coverage all family members must have coverage that starts and ends on the same dates.
All savings can be combined, except the Family Coverage and Travel Companion savings which cannot be combined.
You must call the Assistance Centre before obtaining emergency treatment, so that we may:
- confirm coverage
- provide pre-approval of treatment
If it is medically impossible for you to call prior to obtaining emergency treatment, we ask that someone call on your behalf. Otherwise, if you do not call the Assistance Centre before you obtain emergency treatment you will have to pay 20% of the eligible medical expenses we would normally pay under this insurance.
Read the certificate with particular attention to "pre-existing medical condition" and other exclusions that apply to the coverage.
The Scotia Travel Insurance certificate should be kept with you at all times when travelling. It includes telephone numbers in case of an emergency or if an extension is required.