Travel health insurance for Canadians visiting the US

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Health Care in the US

Naturally, the first thing one thinks about when planning a trip is not how much a trip in that country’s ER will cost you. However, we do suggest you consider the high costs of health care in the US and arrange to have yourself and your loved ones covered in case something does happen. Emergency room expenses and hospital stays are extremely expensive and regularly impoverish under-uninsured and uninsured people in the US. It is not a great state of affairs, but at the moment, this is a reality. You must be very careful and bring any prescription medication as well as a prescription or copy of such so that you can show that you have good reason to have medications with you. There are lower cost “Urgent Care” centers that can be used for sudden, non-life threatening situations that will be cheaper and quicker than trying to visit a hospital emergency room. They can assess the situation and often treat the situation quickly and efficiently. They also are open beyond “normal” doctor hours (why do these things seem to always happen on Sunday afternoons?) which can be helpful to be aware of. Here at American Visitor Insurance, we have many options with reputable insurance companies who help international travelers receive the care they need the world over! Let us help you find the right plan!

Annual multi-trip travel insurance for Canadian corporate travelers

Given the interconnected nature of the Canadian and the US economies, there are many Canadian business people and Corporate employees who make several trips annually to the US for work. This is especially true for residents of cities close to the US border such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal as well as Calgary and Winnipeg. For regular travelers, buying the Annual multi-trip travel insurance works very well. The annual multi-trip insurance insures the traveler for innumerable trip throughout the whole year as long as each trip is limited a fixed duration (usually 30 or 45 days) depending on the multi-trip insurance plan.

Snowbird Travel medical insurance for Canadians

Snowbird travel insurance for Canadians traveling outside Canada and other Southern US states in winter

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Long Term and Flexible Options

Here at American Visitor Insurance, we have talked with thousands of our Canadian neighbors getting insurance for their US stays for many number of reasons. Some of our Canadian clients have wanted to extend their trips beyond the coverage they purchased from Canada before leaving. It seems that to continue with a Canadian plan, you must return to Canada to make your purchase. However, with our plans, you can start coverage the day your other coverage ends and not have the expense or bother of a return trip. Also, in some cases, particularly for clients with pre-existing medical conditions, they are not able to get their Canadian insurance for their trip due to some constraint or another. While, of course, we would never suggest traveling against advice of doctors; some of our plans cover “acute onset” of pre-existing medical conditions. To be clear, the conditions must be stable and they will not cover required treatment or medication for such a condition, but they will kick in if there is some unexpected recurrence due to the pre-existing condition. So, check out our rates and compare them to what you are offered from your home country or keep us in mind if your travel plans change along the way!
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Senior Citizen Insurance
Senior citizen travelers traveling overseas.
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Coverage for Pre-existing diseases.
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Group of 5 or more travelers visiting overseas on the same schedule.

Popular tourist destinations in the United States

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore depicts the faces of four former American presidents, each of which is carved and blasted from the side of a rock face.

Niagara Falls

The water from Lake Erie flows into Lake Ontario over these massive waterfalls along the US and Canadian border.

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is America's most familiar icon. It is the largest statue in the world with 152 ft in the New York city Harbor.

Yellowstone National Park

It is home to a huge ancient volcano which has resulted in a dramatic landscape and awesome natural phenomena. It is also home to some amazing wildlife.

USA - General information

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map  Location

North America

house  Capital

Washington, D.C.

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currency  Currency

US Dollar

population  Population

Around 327 million

calendar  Best time to visit

Throughout the year. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, every season has its charms !

map  Vacation spots

New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas , New Orleans, Chicago, Grand Canyon, Orlando, Washington D.C.

Canadian citizens visiting the US

US has a very varied topography and shares land borders with Canada to the North and Mexico to the south. Canadian residents take almost 20 million trips to the United States annually. The United States attracts tourists for many places like New York, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Disneyland, Grand Canyon , amazing Niagara Waterfall, many natural parks like Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Grand Teton National Park etc. Canadian Snowbirds are also attracted to the southern warmer states of the US, mainly Florida, Arizona and Texas.

Canadians traveling Worldwide
Travel health insurance for Canadians traveling worldwide.

Travel health insurance for Canadians visiting USA

Canadians travel across the southern border to the US on a regular basis. The reasons for travel can vary, be it for warmer weather for the snowbirds, or simply a short vacation, or travel for work, business and corporate meetings. Whatever the reason for travel, it is important to buy proper health insurance with adequate coverage in the United States. The "Canadian government authorities advise Canadians to buy travel insurance" while traveling overseas from Canada. Given the high cost of healthcare in the US, it is not worth the risk of being uninsured while visiting the United States.
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