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StudyInsured: Your One-Stop Shop for International Student Insurance

Looking for the best travel insurance coverage for your international student(s)? Look no further – StudyInsured has it all! From protecting a student’s medical needs, to the accessibility of 24/7 multilingual emergency assistance services, and even a Stay Healthy at School Program. Read our latest press release on why StudyInsured is your one-stop shop for International Student Insurance. Are you an international student? Let us help you feel at home while you study abroad. We cover all your health insurance needs, give you easily accessible resources for navigating the healthcare systems, provide physical and mental wellness support through the Stay Healthy at School program, 24/7 claim services should you need assistance, and much more. For more information, visit https://www.inglestudents.com/studyinsured/, call us at 1-855-649-4182 or email us at studentteam@studyinsured.com.

Go Ahead, Visitors—Discover Canada! Ingle International Launches ‘Discover Canada: Super Visa and Visitors to Canada Travel Insurance’

Ingle International is excited to announce the launch of its first visitors to Canada plan, Discover Canada: Super Visa and Visitors to Canada Travel Insurance, which provides travel health coverage for the millions of visitors in Canada each year. With a vast understanding of the marketplace and offerings, Ingle has developed a new plan to better meet the needs of the consumer. As a leader in the travel health insurance industry, Ingle International continues to position itself as an  innovative product developer and specialist by identifying market gaps and creating solutions with travellers in mind—visitors to Canada in this case! Plan highlights of Discover Canada include: Competitive rates Higher coverage limits More deductible options Higher age limits on family plans Comprehensive wellness and non-emergency care benefits Watch our video for more information! Ingle International designed the plan to give the best comprehensive coverage options to all demographics, from travelling students…

Product Spotlight! IMG Patriot Travel Medical Plan

The IMG Patriot Travel Medical plan offers international travel insurance coverage for citizens of any country in the world. With this plan, you’ll be covered for worldwide travel anywhere outside of your home country. You can even purchase coverage after you’ve already begun your trip! The plan offers a range of emergency medical coverage options, from $50,000 to $2 million USD—so you can tailor your insurance plan to your travel plan. And you can make the most of your adventure with optional add-ons like coverage for adventure sports, trip cancellation coverage, and end-of-trip coverage for once you land safely back in your home country. Make the whole world your oyster! Get some coverage today.

“Who Wants to Live in a Cave?” A Travel Adventure to Remember

“I entered through a tunnelled archway, said hello to the chickens in the coop, passed the vegetable garden and walked through a kitchen dug out of the cave walls with a surprisingly bright and shiny new fridge (where was it plugged in?). The kitchen opened up into a courtyard where I sat on a stool at a little wooden table. Off the kitchen was my private room, with saloon-style doors, a stone floor, cave walls, a tiny table, and a wash basin with a thermos of hot water. The bed was carved from rock with a huge mattress and tons of fluffy blankets.” Jody Lundrigan recounts her unforgettable experience staying in a cave in X’ian, China, which was booked through Airbnb, the increasingly popular leader for listing, discovering, and booking unique accommodations around the world. Jody says that she uses Airbnb to book her accommodations because when she travels, she…

Travel Insurance and Pre-existing Conditions: What You Need to Know

Since the recent “million dollar baby” incident in Hawaii, travellers have come to us with many questions around pre-existing conditions: What are they? Who should be concerned? Are there any grey areas? What do I do if I think I have one, or I’m not sure? This guide is intended to answer your questions and concerns about travel insurance and pre-existing conditions—so that, rather than feeling afraid, you can have peace of mind when booking your next trip. Related: Pregnant and Travelling? 5 Things You Need to Know What is a pre-existing condition? Any medical condition you have been diagnosed with or treated for prior to the effective date of your insurance policy. Pre-existing conditions can affect any traveller. There is no age minimum or maximum when it comes to pre-existing conditions. What happens if I develop a medical problem after purchasing travel insurance, but before leaving on…

Product Spotlight! RSA Medi-Select Advantage Multi-Trip Annual Plan

The RSA Medi-Select Advantage Multi-Trip Annual Plan is the easiest way for travelling Canadians to secure convenient insurance for the whole year. With options ranging from 4 days per trip to 60 days per trip, you’ll be covered for as many trips as you like outside Canada for the entire year. No need to arrange coverage every time you travel. Just grab your bags and go! And if you plan a longer trip, there are top-up options to add additional days of coverage to your annual plan. Even better: Travel within Canada is unlimited with this plan. That’s a whole year of endless possibilities to explore this great country! And there’s no age limit on a year of adventure—in addition to the regular plan, RSA offers coverage specifically designed for travellers 55 and older. Free yourself up for a New Year of adventure! Get some coverage today.

Planning a Skiing or Snowboarding Trip? How to Prevent Costly Medical Bills

Not all winter vacations include a beach, the ocean, and rum cocktails. There are many ways to travel and enjoy activities during winter weather, too, including skiing, snowboarding, skating, and sledding. While winter activities can be exhilarating, they can also result in a whole range of injuries such as sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, or worse. Whether you’re travelling to Colorado or France, a sport injury outside of Canada can end up costing you thousands of dollars. More than 5,600 Canadians are injured during winter sport activities every year, with skiing as the number one cause of injury, followed by snowboarding, skating, sledding, and snowmobiling. The knee is the most common victim of these injuries. What’s more, a visit to the emergency room can cost up to $1,500, not including the treatment required for an injury. So how can you protect yourself in case of any mishaps on the slopes? Staying…

Survival Tips for the Holiday Traveller

As this year’s holiday festivities close in, many of us find ourselves in transit, navigating airport crowds and winter storms as we try to get to our loved ones. Holiday travel is a bit of a stressful balancing act. For instance, while flights on Christmas Day can be a terrific bargain, they also come with a slim margin of error—one poorly placed winter storm can collapse all of your plans. To those who will spend part of their holidays in an airport lounge: We feel your pain. Here are a few survival tips to get you through the season. Get comfortable with the airport It’s common knowledge that airports are busy this time of year. Still, considering the long lines and waiting rooms that inevitably await you at the terminal, it can be tempting to procrastinate when it comes time to leave the house. Especially if you’ve also left packing to the very last second.…

Product Spotlight! Allianz Visitors to Canada Plan

With up to $150,000 of emergency medical coverage, the Allianz Visitors to Canada plan is the perfect way to give your loved ones a worry-free holiday trip. Everyone loves presents—but the true gift of the holiday season is the chance to spend time with family and friends. And if your visitors are coming long distances to see you, you’ll want to make sure nothing gets in the way of your time together. Are you expecting visitors from outside the country? Or returning Canadian expats whose provincial health coverage has lapsed? Any visitors not covered by a Canadian health plan will benefit from this policy. Best of all, this is one holiday purchase that won’t break the bank—policies start at just $20! And if you’re expecting a big crowd, special family rates are available too. Don’t let health worries spoil your time together! Get coverage for your visitors this holiday season. …

5 Travel Apps for Every Step of Your Trip

The 21st century is a great time to be a traveller! With the help of technology, we’re travelling faster and more informed than ever before. Getting to the other side of the world might once have been a long and dangerous journey, but these days it’s something you can get through in fourteen hours direct—with an in-flight movie and a complimentary beverage to comfortably take you home. What’s one of the coolest perks for tech-savvy travellers? The plethora of innovative apps out there. No matter what kind of traveller you are, there’s a useful app to help you with nearly every situation—in fact, there are almost too many options to count! Need help narrowing it down? We’ve picked out 5 useful apps to take you through each step of your next trip. Figure out what to pack. PackPoint will make sure you never forget your toothbrush again. This clever…

Product Spotlight! TuGo Quest Plan

TuGo Quest Plan features unique options to help snowbirds with pre-existing medical conditions get peace of mind for their next trip. Is your condition stable now? Not sure if it will be later? With the Quest plan’s future stability option, you can buy coverage based on your current state of health and use it for your trip down the line—even if your condition changes in the meanwhile. Does your condition not meet the stability requirements? You’re still in luck: The TuGo Quest plan offers an option for guaranteed stability. That means you can get up to $150,000 of coverage for pre-existing medical conditions, even if you’ve had a recent change in health. Don’t let a pre-existing condition clip your wings! Get some coverage and head on south. For more information on travel tips and travel insurance, visit the Ingle International blog page for more articles.