Goose Insurance Services has launched a new standalone insurance product that provides coverage for pandemic-related emergency medical treatment while travelling.
The new policy, which offers up to $500,000 in coverage for pandemic treatment overseas, is being offered by Goose Insurance Services in partnership with Lloyd’s of London and MSH International (Canada).
According to Goose, policyholders can pay as little as $99 annually to receive up to $500,000 of coverage during their travels. The coverage also applies when policyholders travel 200km or more outside of their principal residence within their home country, or anywhere in the world. This means the policyholder can travel for an unlimited number of trips that are 30 days or less – making the insurance ideal for Canadian snowbirds, Goose said.
The policy is valid for policyholders under 75 years old, and as long as the destination does not have a war or terrorism travel advisory.
“We introduced this product after receiving many requests for such coverage from our customers who either wanted or needed to travel within Canada or internationally,” said Goose Insurance Services president Dejan Mirkovic. “We at Goose Insurance are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and enable them to purchase coverage in a simple, fast, and convenient way.”
Mirkovic added that Canadians can now purchase the insurance through Goose’s Insurance Super-App.
Goose has also advised that policyholders consider purchasing an underlying travel medical insurance policy, on top of the pandemic emergency medical treatment insurance. The company’s underlying travel medical insurance covers up to $10 million for emergency medical treatments and emergency medical evacuation for non-pandemic emergencies, such as a broken arm or a heart attack. It is available to Canadian travellers aged 59 and below, and can also be purchased through Goose’s app.