Snowbird Travel Insurance

Find the best value travel insurance for Canadian snowbirds

A large segment of Canadian seniors, often referred to as “snowbirds,” travel out of the country during our Canadian winters. These trips can last from a few weeks to several months in duration. While living abroad, many retirees choose to have travel insurance to protect their health.

Snowbird (people), as defined in Wikipedia – a snowbird is someone from 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.

It makes sense to shop for the best snowbird plan

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 can be daunting with a medical emergency or other challenges at hand. It’s the financial stress and cash flow problem that nobody 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 with snowbird travel insurance, just in case you may need it.

What is included

  • Personalized travel medical policies: medical coverage based on your unique status.
  • Multi-trip plans: travel insurance coverage over multiple trips.
  • Trip cancellation and interruption insurance: Get your money back if you cancel a non-refundable trip.

Snowbird Insurance Benefits

  • Huge deductibles on emergency care costs: the insurer provides assistance with these enormous bills.
  • 24/7 travel assistance: travel insurance experts are available on a 24/7 basis for help.

We do snowbird travel insurance shopping for you

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 ensure healthy seniors and travellers with inexpensive coverage and those with health issues that may have otherwise been considered uninsurable.

We have partnered with Group Medical Services, 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, and Travel Underwriters. Insurance Direct Canada is an insurance brokerage company. We represent a large selection of travel insurance companies’ products, and our licensed travel insurance advisors will always find the best snowbird travel insurance policy at the best rate.

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