For those of you who do not know, I live in the Province of British Columbia in Canada. Sometimes my travels take me outside of my home province and with that, I understand that my medical coverage might be lacking. Quite recently I have discovered how lacking that is. From what I understand, BC medical coverage (and one other province) has the lowest rates for provincial coverage in Canada. This means, if I travel to Alberta and get sick, my provincial coverage is not enough and I will incur extra costs regarding this.
Where can you get extra coverage? Some people get coverage through their local Automobile Association. Some people have coverage through work. I opted to contact one of my local travel agents because in my reasoning, hey! you people do this all the time so you should know what you are talking about. Low and behold, they did!
I was surprised at how affordable it was as well. For the cost of $41 I am covered for my entire foray outside my province and have piece of mind as well. I know. I know. A small thing – but still one less thing I have to worry about.