The health and well-being of our customers is always our top priority. During these uncertain times we want to keep our customers safe and do our part to ensure we help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This is the reason Alberta Blue Cross stopped selling and promoting travel coverage in March of 2020.
We continue to urge Albertans to follow all federal and provincial travel guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Currently, the Government of Canada travel advisory is at a level three, which states that allCanadians should avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.
Rest assured, Alberta Blue Cross will actively start selling and promoting travel insurance when it’s safe to do so. Alberta Blue Cross will resume selling travel insurance when the following two changes occur:
- The current level three travel advisory is downgraded or completely removed.
- The Canada-U.S. border is re-opened.
The advisory and border closure are reviewed by the federal government every 30 days.
If your travel coverage is part of your individual health plan and you choose to travel while an advisory is in place, any incidents related to COVID-19 will not be covered.
We recognize that some people may require out of country emergency medical coverage for “essential travel” and Alberta Blue Cross will continue to provide coverage to support our customers, including new travel plans as well as extensions for our individual health and group plan customers. This will include coverage for COVID-19 up to $5 million.
We will continue to keep our members informed as this situation changes and look forward to serving your travel coverage needs once it’s safe to travel again.