Effective January 1, 2023, Green Shield Canada (GSC) will be enhancing their standard travel product to provide additional support for plan members experiencing an unforeseen medical emergency while travelling.
The enhancements include increases to reimbursement levels of existing eligible expenses along with the inclusion of expenses that were previously excluded.
The enhanced travel product includes the following:
• The medical referral maximum will increase from $50,000 to $75,000 and will also include transportation.
• Hospital incidental coverage will be included to a maximum of $350 per stay.
• The private duty nursing maximum will increase from $5,000 to $10,000.
• Reimbursement up to $500 will be included for each of the following provider types for emergency care: physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, and podiatrist/chiropodist
• Return of a travel companion will be included and is defined as a one-way economy ticket.
• The return of deceased maximum will increase from $5,000 to $15,000 for preparation and transportation and will include reimbursement up to $5,000 for cremation or burial services, noting burial services is a new inclusion.
• The dental accident maximum will increase from $2,000 to $2,500, and treatment of dental pain will be included to a maximum of $500.
• Care of dependents or return fare for dependents will be included up to $5,000.
• Pet return will be included up to $500.
• The vehicle return maximum will increase from $1,000 to $10,000.
• The meals and accommodation maximum will increase from $150/day for 10 days to $250/day up to $5,000 per trip.
Your existing travel duration days and overall maximums will remain the same.
Beneplan is proud to provide these enhancements to all employee group benefit members, whose current benefits package includes GSC travel coverage.
Feel free to download a copy of the GSC Travel Enhancement Chart here.