Now that Blue Cross Ontario and Blue Cross Quebec, along with B2C insurer Medipac, have introduced COVID-19 coverage into select policies, travel advisors are watching to see if others others will follow suit.
To put the COVID-19 crisis in perspective with regard to how it’s impacted travellers, Manulife, which on average sees less than 20,000 claims in any given year, has opened over 32,000 claims in just the past few weeks alone.
Manulife’s Saved by Travel Insurance campaign aims to educate Canadians on how important it is to purchase travel insurance, not only to help protect themselves or their loved ones from emergency medical expenses while travelling, but also to help protect their financial investment.
It’s an old tune by now, one that many travel agents have already heard. Clients will book a vacation with them and then decline travel insurance, claiming they are already covered by their credit cards. But are they really? Have your clients read their recent certificate of insurance to be sure?
Manulife strives to be the exclusive travel insurance provider of travel agents. Besides helping agents manage their travel insurance sales, a key priority is to continue assisting agents in developing their travel insurance product and sales knowledge.