Sep 22, 2020
By Christine Ross
Canadian snowbirds are divided about whether to make their southern migration during the pandemic.
Health policy expert Karen Palmer with Simon Fraser university says seniors must consider the perils of relying on a foreign health-care system in the event they contract COVID-19.
She adds snowbirds need to secure travel insurance, or they could find themselves with a hospital bill in the six figures.
“If you are considering travelling and if you if you are buying travel insurance, you should read the fine print and by that I mean every word of the policy and make sure you understand what is included and what is excluded,” said Palmer.
This summer, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association told consumers to contact their insurers before they cross the border for more information about their coverage.