I was just heading for bed when I remembered that my supplemental medical coverage expires tomorrow! I know that you can’t buy the coverage if you have already left the country, but couldn’t imagine them refusing to extend coverage.
Even though it was 9PM, I dialed the toll free number and after a five minute wait, I got a live person. He confirmed that I would not have been able to buy initial from the States (the phone system knows where you’re calling from and the web server can trace the IP) but since I still had a current policy, they could create a new one for me even though I’m in the States. I have no idea why they could not extend the existing one, but whatever.
I am now covered up to and including Friday and, yes, I will be submitting that amount ($23.20 or $7.73 per day) to the moron’s insurance company.
For the curious, I use CIBC travel insurance (underwritten by the Co-Operators), and have done so for years. It’s a little more expensive than Blue Cross (by about 10%), but I can order it through the CIBC website and have the amount taken directly from my chequing account, so it’s more convenient for me. The cost for 27 days was $91.26 or $3.38 per day.Share on Facebook