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Frequently asked questions

Travel Coverage

Alberta Health limits some coverage outside the province and covers only limited physician and hospital expenses outside Canada. These costs can be significant so we strongly recommend supplementary health insurance to cover unforeseen costs.

Because Alberta Health limits some coverage inside Canada we strongly encouraged you to purchase supplementary health insurance even when travelling to another province or territory.

No. Travel plans differ on many levels including pre-existing medical conditions, travel plan maximums and travel deductibles.

Alberta residents with valid Alberta Health Care can purchase Alberta Blue Cross travel coverage.

Travel coverage must be purchased prior to your departure date from Alberta. You cannot purchase Alberta Blue Cross travel coverage when you have already left the country. Make sure your entire trip is covered or your coverage may be void.

Travel benefits provided under Alberta Blue Cross group and individual plans vary. To find out if travel benefits are provided under your plan, please contact Alberta Blue Cross Customer Services toll free at 1-800-661-6995.

The Single-Trip Plan is available to all ages and perfect for the occasional traveller looking for coverage up to a maximum of 365 days. The Multi-Trip Annual Plan is available to ages 59 and under and designed for people who travel often with coverage for one year, allowing any number of trips, to a maximum of 30 days per trip.

View our plans pages to learn more about each

It is extremely important that you take the time to read your contract so you can learn exactly what you’re covered for and how to file a claim. This also gives you the opportunity to chat with us before you leave to clarify any questions you might have.

Yes. However, you must purchase the first extension to your Multi-trip Annual plan prior to the date of departure from Alberta. An extension to your existing Alberta Blue Cross travel plan can only be purchased by phone.

Please contact Alberta Blue Cross Travel Specialists directly at 780-498-8550 or toll free at 1-800-394-1965 during our business hours
(Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT).

Yes. However, you must purchase an extension to your Single-trip plan prior to the return date of the original travel agreement.

An extension to your existing Alberta Blue Cross daily travel plan must be purchased by phone. Please contact Alberta Blue Cross Travel Specialists directly at 780-498-8550 or toll free at 1-800-394-1965 during our business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT).

Yes, check out our Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and Baggage coverage page for details.