You’ve spent ages researching and planning your special getaway. You’re all packed up and more than ready to leave it all behind for a week or two. Before you walk out that door, make sure that your plans include keeping everything safe while you’re away this vacation.
Take 15 – 20 minutes before you go to safeguard your home:
Plan to stay safe this vacation – both at home and abroad. Read through our check list if you’re traveling out of country, to make sure you’ve protected your health and financial well being with the right travel insurance. Looking forward to seeing the holiday pictures on your return.
Information courtesy of the Insurance Bureau of Canada
Does driving in winter weather conditions send a shiver down your spine? You’re not alone. According to a recent survey by ICBC, 40% of respondents felt less confident driving in the winter and 70% felt both less safe and frustrated by the actions of other drivers.
Although Victoria doesn’t tend to have the same severe conditions that the rest of Canada suffers each winter, it is still important to plan for the season:
Click these links for more tips on safe driving in winter from ICBC or to check road conditions at DriveBC.
Wind in your hair, sunglasses at a rakish angle, the perfect road trip mix playing and,… screaming kids in the backseat. End the cycle. This summer before you hit the road make a complete plan for a safe and happy summer holiday road trip.
Before the first tire backs off your driveway, make sure that you’re covered:
Remember to breathe deeply and smile, it’s only two weeks and they’ll never be that young again. And before you leave home, whether you’re renting a car at the start – or after “the family beast” has gasped through her last mile – don’t forget to check you car insurance policy to confirm it covers the mandatory insurance for your rental vehicle.
Where are you off to? If it is outside the province, don’t forget to pack your travel insurance along with your passport and sunscreen.
Think you’re covered? Don’t forget to ask these key questions before you lock the door:
• How many days out of country does your policy cover?
• What occurs if your medical emergency happens due to a pre-existing condition?
• Is your policy void if you do certain activities or travel to certain countries?
• Is your entire family covered while traveling with you?
• Are you covered for an emergency trip home?
• What are the maximums and deductibles and the 24 hour emergency number?
• And what documentation is required for a claim?
Enjoy your time away, we look forward to getting your postcard telling us how much fun you had.
Source: A guide to travel health insurance by the Canadian Life & Health Insurance Association Inc.