Posted March 13 2020 - Jason Desaulniers
In response to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have compiled some helpful links that provide information about the Government of Canada’s response to the virus as well as information provided by various insurance carriers:
If you have any questions about how COVID-19 may affect travel coverages please contact us, or your insurance provider directly.
Official COVID-19 Updates
Information about the spread of COVID-19 in Canada can be found on the Government of Canada’s website here:
Government of Canada Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Updates
At the time of publishing, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. As such, taking personal and corporate precautionary measures is important.
Being Prepared as a Workplace
Detailed information from the WHO on getting your workplace ready for the coronavirus can be found here:
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Being prepared
Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Business Preparation
Detailed information from the Chamber of Commerce on preparing your business for a pandemic may be found here:
Group Benefits Considerations
Group benefits travel coverages may not be valid if traveling to a country with the following travel advisories issued:
- Avoid non-essential travel
- Avoid all travel
Any travel to a region with a travel advisory is strongly discouraged and can result in the denial of travel medical claims. Up to date information on current travel advisories issued by the Government of Canada can be found here:
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel advice
For more information about your group benefits travel coverage, view the links below or talk to your advisor or travel provider directly. Contact information can be found on your benefits booklet or you plan administration or plan member site.
Group Benefits Coverage Questions
Should you have any questions regarding benefit coverages, please contact your group benefits advisor, or the appropriate provider directly.
Specific Insurance Carrier Communications
For more information on insurance carrier specific coronavirus literature please see the links below.
- Alberta Blue Cross
- Allianz Global Assistance
- Desjardins Insurance
- Empire Life
- Green Shield Canada
- GMS Group Medical Services
- Medavie Blue Cross
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Sun Life