Canadian March Breakers seem to be more concerned about leaving their smartphones behind than making sure they have travel insurance.
According to a recent poll by Ipsos and RBC Insurance, 53 per cent of vacationing Canadians say they never leave home without their electronics while 45 per cent say the same of travel insurance.
Luckily for the more than half of Canadians who shun travel insurance – they might be covered by their employee benefits, their credit card or even a CAA membership.
“A lot of people just don’t want to ask questions, they don’t want to look stupid,” says Robin Ingle, chairman of Ingle International and a specialist in risk insurance, travel security and healthcare. “Don’t assume, ask.”
He points to employee benefits as one of the first places to check if you’re covered for your upcoming trip.
“A lot of employee benefit plans have travel insurance built-in which is usually an annual travel medical insurance,” says Ingle, pointing out that travel medicalRead More »from March Breakers may have more insurance coverage than they think