If you drive a vehicle and live in Ontario then you’ve heard of CAA Roadside Assistance. If you’ve travelled outside Canada for business or pleasure then you’ve purchased CAA Travel Insurance. Right?
Until last week, we didn’t know that CAA provided this service. Given all the travelling that Journeys of The Zoo does and considering we have two trips planned for this month, we found out just in the nick of time!
First up, a business trip for Ed to San Diego. I normally purchase our personal and business travel insurance online with a Major Canadian Bank but this time I thought; “It can’t hurt to compare prices. A quote costs me nothing”.
The CAA Travel Insurance website was easy to find (you’d be surprized) and within minutes I had my quote.
I was both shocked and excited.
Shocked because it was half the price of what I usually pay and twice the coverage. Five days, five million medical coverage for only $15.95. No hidden costs. The part that made me excited, if you’re a CAA member, you save an additional 5%!
I appreciated that it didn’t have one of those “countdown” clocks where you have 3.2 seconds to find a credit card and pay or your “deal of a lifetime” is no longer available. I mean seriously, do those other companies not have kids!?
Immediately after my order was processed, we received an email confirming the details and other important documents such as a wallet card. In the past, I’ve been required to print out my confirmation and details then and there. Considering the printer is downstairs, the email was much more convenient.
Note. Since Ed is over 55, the email also contained a medical document that he needed to sign and mail/email back. I had no problem with that because in the past, he’s had to speak with someone on the phone to confirm the questionnaire details and that took over 20 minutes.
The Zoo is leaving for our annual trip to Mexico in three weeks. I’ve already priced out our trip and we will be saving 30% from last year (not including the additional 5%).
Heading across the border for some Christmas shopping? I suggest that you visit CAA for a quote. Two day coverage can be as little as $13. Talk about peace of mind knowing that you won’t be stuck with incredibly high medical bills!
Next up for me, look into finding Hotels that offer a discount to CAA members.