Canada-based Orion Travel Insurance, a company owned by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), is enhancing its Multi-Trip Annual Plans and Multi-Trip Annual Vacation Package Plans with virtual emergency medical assistance that can be used while travellers are on the road in their home province.
Virtual emergency medical assistance is already provided to out-of-province policyholders, and now it extends to those within province, a move that Orion believes will bring peace of mind to those eager to stay closer to home due to Covid-19.
"Travellers have benefited from virtual emergency medical assistance while travelling abroad and between provinces for many years, but this same convenience has not been available for in-province travel," said Kellee Irwin, Vice-President, Orion Travel Insurance, who added that the latest offering would help travellers preserve as much of their vacation as possible if faced with a medical emergency. "Travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic have highlighted this gap that has been previously overlooked by travel insurers. We are happy to respond and give travellers this added protection."
Existing and new annual plans will include up to four virtual visits through CAA Assistance that will be provided by licensed doctors within Canada. Travellers with Orion's Annual Travel Plan will be able to access this new feature by contacting CAA Assistance, as they normally would.