Coverage under this provision is available on an "Emergency" basis only. It provides benefits for covered losses resulting from injury or sickness occurring during the first 45 consecutive days of a trip outside of the province of residence, subject to the following exclusions, limitations and provisions. An eligible Spouse and each eligible Dependent Child is insured for the same coverage as the Member. In no event will coverage extend beyond age 80.
When injuries or sickness result in emergency Hospital confinement or require Emergency medical or therapeutic services as listed below, benefits will be paid to a lifetime maximum of $5,000,000 for Members under age 75, and $1,000,000 for Members ages 75 to 80, for the actual expenses incurred outside the province of residence, that exceed the amount which is payable with respect to such expenses under any government hospitalization or medical care plan in Canada, or if an Insured Person is not covered under any such plan, to the extent they exceed any amount which would be payable with respect to such expenses under the government hospitalization or medical care plan if he or she were covered under any such plan.
If you are confined as a resident inpatient in a Hospital, reimbursement will include those reasonable and customary charges made by the Hospital for services rendered and supplies provided, including semi-private accommodation, to the extent that they are Medically Necessary.
In the event that an Insured Person is confined to Hospital at the end of his or her trip outside the province of residence and thus prevented from returning to the province of residence, insurance will continue for the period of such confinement, but in no event for more than 12 months from the date the first covered expense was incurred.
In the event of the delayed arrival of a common carrier or hospitalization of the Insured Person this benefit will automatically be extended at no charge; 1) 24 hours in the event of a delayed common carrier, 2) the period of hospitalization plus 72 hours after the Insured Person is released from hospital.
Benefits are payable for reasonable and customable charges to the extent they are Medically Necessary, for the following:
If an Insured Person suffers Injury or sickness resulting in Loss of Life and:
If an Insured Person suffers Injury or sickness resulting in Loss of Life and the Insured Person’s body requires identification, the Insurer will pay the reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred by one member of the Immediate Family for:
This benefit is payable only if the body is located outside the said Immediate Family member’s normal province of residence and the identification of the body is requested by the police or similar law enforcement agency having authority over such matters.
Payment will not be made for ordinary living, travelling or clothing expenses, other than as specifically stated above. If transportation occurs in a vehicle or device other than one operated under the license for the conveyance of passengers for hire, the reimbursement of transportation expenses will be limited to a maximum of $0.20 per kilometre travelled.
The benefit is payable only once in connection with Injuries, sickness and Losses suffered by any one Insured Person, regardless of the number of policies providing coverage for this benefit for such Insured Person, that may be issued by the Insurer. The maximum amount payable for Identification Benefit is $10,000.00, per Insured Person.
If your scheduled departure is delayed for at least 12 hours due to sickness or hospitalization as provided by the Plan, or due to sickness or hospitalization of your covered travelling companion, the Company will reimburse you up to a maximum of $500 for the extra cost of your one-way economy/charter air fare via the most cost-effective itinerary to your next scheduled travel destination or original departure point of the same trip.
The Company will also reimburse the additional and unplanned hotel and meal expenses, telephone calls and taxi fares up to a combined maximum of $300 per day to a maximum of 5 days.
In order to claim any of the above outlined expenses, original itemized invoices must be provided at time of claim.
The combined maximum amount payable for this benefit is $2,000 per Insured Person per incident.
If Injury or Sickness results in an Insured Person becoming Totally Disabled and unable to continue his or her trip, the Insurer will pay the actual expense incurred for a commercial agency to return the Insured Person’s private or rental Vehicle used for the trip, to the Insured Person’s place of residence or nearest rental agency, up to a maximum of $5,000.00.
The Insurer will pay up to $150.00 per day for reasonable and necessary commercial living expenses incurred by any Insured Person or their Insured Travel Companion if an Insured Person becomes Totally Disabled and cannot continue their trip, up to a maximum benefit of $1,500.00.
If an Insured Person suffers Injury or sickness resulting in the Insured Person being confined to a Hospital located outside his or her permanent province of residence, the Insurer will pay the reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred for the transportation of one member of the Immediate Family to such Hospital if:
The maximum amount payable for Family Transportation for all injuries resulting from any one accident or sickness is $15,000.00 per Insured Person.
Obtaining the services you need is fast and easy. By calling the toll-free numbers provided below, you have access to multilingual operators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Wallet Card showing these phone numbers and your policy number is available from the Administrative Agent’s Office. The Insurer must be notified within 48 hours from the time of the incident.
The Insurer will pay the reasonable and necessary charges for the use of a licensed ground ambulance to a maximum of $5,000.00 for any one Injury or sickness.
If an Injury or Sickness commencing during the course of a trip results in the Medically Necessary emergency air transportation of the Insured Person, the Insurer will pay benefits for covered expenses up to a maximum of $50,000.00. Air transportation must first be approved by the Insurer and it must be ordered by a legally licensed Physician who certifies that the severity of the Insured Person’s injury or sickness warrants the air transportation of the Insured Person and that such is Medically Necessary.
If due to the geographical area at the onset of the Medical Emergency an Air Ambulance is deemed necessary, the Insurer will pay the cost of a licensed air ambulance to transport the Insured Person to the nearest Hospital or medical facility where appropriate medical treatment can be obtained. Air transportation means:
a) the Insured Person’s medical condition warrants immediate transportation from the place where the Insured Person is injured or sick to the nearest Hospital where appropriate medical treatment can be obtained; or b) after being treated at a local Hospital, the Insured Person’s medical condition warrants transportation to the place where he or she resides (provided such residence is located in the Canada) to obtain further medical treatment or to recover; or c) both a) and b) above.
Covered expenses are only those reasonable and customary expenses, up to the maximum, for transportation, medical services and medical supplies which are Medically Necessary and incurred in connection with the air transportation of the Insured Person. All transportation arrangements made for transporting the Insured Person must be the most direct and economical route. Expenses for special transportation must be recommended by the attending Physician, or required by the standard regulations of the conveyance transporting the Insured Person. Expenses for medical supplies and services must be recommended by the attending Physician. Air transportation means any land, water or air conveyance required to transport the Insured Person during air transportation. Special transportation includes, but is not limited to, air ambulance, land ambulances, commercial airlines and private motor vehicles.
There is no coverage under this policy and no payment shall be made for any loss resulting in whole or in part from, or contributed to by, or as a natural and probable consequence of any of the following excluded risks:
In the event of a delayed arrival of a common carrier or a stay in Hospital of the Insured Person, coverage will automatically be extended for that Insured Person at no charge for: