Air Canada, WestJet expand free travel medical insurance offerings

Complimentary insurance now extended

Air Canada, WestJet expand free travel medical insurance offerings

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

Airline companies Air Canada and WestJet recently decided to offer their passengers free travel medical insurance – and now both have expanded the coverage to make it available to more customers.

Previously, Air Canada’s trip insurance – provided through a collaboration with Allianz Global Assistance – was only offered to travellers with “sun” destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean. The airline now offers the same free coverage for all international flights booked up until October 31, 2020, thanks to another partnership with Manulife, CTV News reported.

Meanwhile, WestJet has expanded its travel insurance offer to residents of Saskatchewan. Previously, the insurance was not offered in the province due to certain insurance regulations. But the company has worked with insurance provider TuGo and the province’s regulators to enable the insurance.

“We value the feedback we received from our guests and appreciate their patience as we worked to find a resolution,” WestJet said in an email statement.

Air Canada is still working on offering coverage to the province; CTV News reported that Saskatchewan residents currently are not covered when booking a vacation package with the company. The airline is working on a solution to provide the province’s residents with the cover.


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