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Peace of Mind travel during last minute March Break holiday #CAASafeTravels

February 28, 2014
“Making Bad Days Good. And Good Days Better.”

Are you taking off for a last minute March Break holiday with the family? It will be upon us very soon and many of us will be getting away! While most of us will probably be escaping to warmer weather to get a short  respite from this very cold winter we have been having, others will likely explore some of the amazing ski runs in different parts of our country.  [I am definitely not in the latter group!]

Emergency medical expenses.

No matter where my family goes, we always make sure we have extra travel health insurance with us.

Provincial health plans don’t always cover out-of-Province  travel, so any time we travel outside of Ontario we make sure we have adequate coverage should anything happen. If you are taking that great ski trip during March break, you have to think of the possibility, and be prepared if someone happens to fall and break something. Making sure you are covered for any  emergency medical expense is important so that you do not have to pay out of pocket,  as it can get very costly when you are out of Province and are billed directly.

As stated on the OHIP website : “OHIP does not insure or pay for all out-of-country medical services. Also, the amount of funding provided by OHIP will not usually cover the full cost of any health services that you do obtain outside of Canada. You should therefore, obtain supplementary health insurance from a private insurance company to provide you with additional coverage during your absence.” “when travelling outside of Ontario but within Canada, the ministry recommends that you obtain private supplementary health insurance for non-physician/non-hospital services” .


last minute March Break holiday

Other perks

Health coverage is not the only reason to get travel insurance; it comes in handy for many other reasons as well. Depending on the coverage options you pick, you can get coverage should your flight get cancelled, or should you or one of the family members be unable to travel before the trip.  It is heartbreaking to lose all that money that you paid for the vacation if something should come up and you are unable to travel.

With the small cost of extra insurance, it is always better to be safe than sorry and have great family memories to look back on.

Peace of mind wherever we go.

For my family,  annual travel insurance coverage is a given.  Whether it is family travel, press trips, a business trip for my husband or my going to a conference out of province, we don’t have to worry about getting extra coverage [even for day trips across to the States] because it has been taken care of. This gives me added peace of mind and I can enjoy my vacation with my family! 🙂


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  1. No where this march break. Going on a warm sunny vacation in May to make up for it! 🙂

  2. I dream of going to some place warm, unfortunately I have to work, so we are not going any where,.

  3. We are not traveling anywhere, but we will be going out and about within the city on March break.

  4. The kids don’t get “march break” they get easter break in April, but no we don’t go anywhere we just stay home.

  5. I will be spending my March break on home but in my head ill be spending it on the beach with the woman I love .

  6. This week is March break here, and I am hoping to go to the grocery store. Only half joking here. we’ve been so housebound these last couple of weeks. Please come SPRING!

  7. I’ll be staying here for March Break, but I may take my daughter to the Science Center or ROM 🙂

  8. We don’t have a March break here, just an Easter break in April and we won’t be going anywhere.

  9. So far no plans but things could change and maybe if we get lucky we can go on a weekend to the city

  10. The budget calls for a staycation but libraries, family skating and inspired fun is what we will do!

  11. Nowhere this year.. just staying right at home !! But let me tell you, if we could we’d be flying to sunny Jamaica or Cuba, that’s for sure !!

  12. We just got back from Cabo San Lucas on Sunday so our March break will just be spent hanging out at home

  13. No March break this year. Travel three different time last year and had Medical and travel insurance each time,

  14. I’m sleeping.. after a week of night shifts I will be glad to stay put. Besides, we are still buried in snow.

  15. We’re not going anywhere this winter, but hopefully down east in the summer! (hopefully…) We’ve always been lucky, we’ve never had medical issues when we’ve travelled. But we always make sure we are covered, just in case.
    Debbie 🙂

  16. Mexico sounds so nice right now! But we went skiing for our February break instead. It was awesome though!

  17. Mostly around home, staycation but we will be going to movies and shopping, having fun 😀

  18. No holiday for March break – but a popcorn/movie date with my 10 year old son Evan….followed by LaserTag at WEM.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  19. We stayed home for march break…did a few activities like bowling and swimming and going to the movies

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