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Fly More, Worry Less with Multi-Trip Travel Medical Plans

By Alex Correa

For many Albertans, the pandemic put long-awaited plans on hold—especially travel. But attitudes are shifting: A recent survey conducted by AMA shows nearly 70 percent of people are ready to travel within Canada, while nearly half (49 percent) are up for international travel.

With a growing number of Albertans feeling ready to travel again and snowbirds gearing up for winter residencies, planning mode is in full swing. But with Covid outbreaks, airline glitches and staffing shortages, we are still living in very uncertain times. That’s why it’s more important than ever to purchase travel insurance.

If you’re planning two or more getaways this year, consider a multi-trip travel medical plan, which includes emergency medical coverage for several trips during the 365 days from when you want it to start.

“Plans allow you to pay a single insurance premium for an entire year’s worth of trips,” says Nikola Berube, director of sales for AMA. “Travel as much as you want on a single policy, while having the freedom to pick the policy timeline that fits best with your travel plans.”

Whether it’s a family reunion in the Maritimes, a business conference south of the border or kicking back on a sandy shore, a multi-trip plan caters to your needs. International travellers select a duration for their trips, from four to 60 days. “Though you can also include ‘top-up days’ in case you decide to stay longer,” Berube adds.

Trips within Canada are a little different. According to Berube, you can travel an unlimited number of times within Canada and maintain your coverage—regardless of the duration. That means any multi-trip medical plan duration will cover you for extended trips across Canada without additional premiums.

Remember that some unexpected costs (such as an ambulance or having a family member flown to bedside) are not completely covered by Alberta’s health insurance while you’re out of province—even within Canada. This AMA plan ensures that your vacation comes with the tranquility you deserve.

As an added bonus, policy holders can opt for automatic renewal. “So you can travel with peace of mind and confidence knowing you’ll be covered wherever and whenever you go,” Berube says.

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or a trepidatious would-be traveller, AMA’s Multi-Trip Travel Medical Insurance plan will help you get back to your globe-trotting goals!