Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association launches new information brochure on travel insurance

    TORONTO, July 10 /CNW/ - The Canadian Life and Health Insurance
Association (CLHIA) released on its website today a new information brochure,
A guide to travel health insurance
(, to assist Canadian
consumers when they are purchasing travel insurance.
    "Millions of Canadians travel every year either across the country or
abroad for business or pleasure and, as we hear reported time and time again,
unexpected illnesses and accidents do happen. The best way for the travelling
public to protect themselves from unanticipated expenses is to make sure they
obtain travel insurance before they leave," said Irene Klatt, CLHIA's Vice
President, Health Insurance.
    The brochure contains advice and tips on how to determine what
supplementary health coverage is needed and what the options are; questions to
ask before making a purchase; and explaining how the claims process works. It
also provides contact information for health benefit plans in all the
provinces and territories.
    The travel insurance brochure is part of a series of publications
available on CLHIA's website on products offered by the Canadian life and
health insurance industry. The other brochures currently available cover life
insurance, supplementary health insurance and segregated funds.

    Established in 1894, the CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member
companies account for 99 per cent of Canada's life and health insurance
business. The industry provides a wide range of financial security products
such as life insurance, annuities (including RRSPs, RRIFs and pensions) and
supplementary health insurance to about 26 million Canadians.

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries: Wendy Hope, Vice President,
External Relations, (416) 777-2221 or (416) 565-1853 (cell)

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