Buy travel health insurance, end up with less coverage

CBC News highlighted the plight of a woman who fell seriously ill abroad and relied on her supplementary travel insurance to cover the costs. She later found that because of the first payer clause in her contract, she was out $100,000 in lifetime coverage from her group health insurance provider.

“[For] people with chronic needs for things that don’t fall under the core of the Canada Health Act, running into your lifetime maximum with a private insurer can be a big deal,” commented UBC public health professor Steve Morgan.

This article also appeared on Yahoo.