This article regarding travel insurance in Ireland for pensioners http://ow.ly/4QkYu made us realizes that we are luckier in Canada in regard to this very subject.

Unlike in Ireland, it is very easy to find travel insurance (single or multi-trip) for individual who are 60 and over in Canada. There are a multitude of travel insurance companies who will insure you till 100 years of age.

The cost of travel insurance policies varies on age and health like everywhere else in the world, but to do a little comparison with the study by Consumers’ Association of Ireland:

A multi-trip annual worldwide policy for a healthy single man who is 65-years-old:

In Ireland with Broker 123 (no amount of days per trip specified) is €135 =186 CAD

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (10 days per trip) currently cost $92 CAD (dif. – $94)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (18 days per trip) currently cost $131 CAD (dif. -$55)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (30 days per trip) currently cost $184 CAD (dif. -$2)

A multi-trip annual worldwide policy for a healthy single man who is 66-years-old:

In Ireland with Broker 123 (no amount of days per trip specified) is €237 =327 CAD

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (10 days per trip) currently cost $92 CAD (dif. – $235)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (18 days per trip) currently cost $131CAD (dif. -$196)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (30 days per trip) currently cost $184CAD (dif. -$143)

The next time the policy jumps price range in Canada is at 70 years of age. Just for fun, let’s compare with the 66 years old man in Ireland:

In Ireland with Broker 123 (no amount of days per trip specified) is €237 =327 CAD

In Canada with Manulife Ins. (10 days per trip) currently cost $116 CAD (dif. – $211)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (18 days per trip) currently cost $136CAD (dif. -$191)

In Canada with Manulife Insurance (30 days per trip) currently cost $193CAD (dif. -$134)

* Manulife is but one of many travel insurance providers that we deal with.

We love our Celtic routs, but happy to be purchasing travel insurance in Canada!

 

If you have any questions regarding your travel insurance policy, please don’t hesitate to ask!