Goose, a new mobile app that provides Canadian travellers with instant on-demand access to travel medical insurance, launched this week. The mobile-first, self-service solution claims to allow Canadians to purchase coverage in as little as 60 seconds and for as little as four dollars via its Android and iOS-optimised app; coverage is also available for up to seven days after a holiday has begun.
Goose, which advertises itself as offering Canada’s most affordable travel insurance policy, hopes that its solution will improve statistics surrounding coverage for Canadian travellers; according to a study from the company, as many as 50 per cent of Canadians may holiday without appropriate insurance.
“We know that if travel insurance is more accessible and affordable, Canadians will opt in and avoid thousands of dollars in medical bills during a travel emergency,” commented Dejan Mirkovic, Founder and CEO of Goose Insurance Services. “Goose is poised to [modernise] travel insurance. Consumers deserve to have access, transparency and convenience when it comes to their insurance.”
Maor Amar, Managing Partner at Impression Ventures, which led a recent seed funding round in which Goose raised $2.25 million, said: “Insurance is a space that is ripe for digital transformation and we’re thrilled to support the incredible team at Goose as they take off and modernise the insurance industry. We’re excited to start seeing the positive effects that affordable and convenient travel insurance can have on Canadians.”