I’ve been browsing this forum for years now and as I’m in a dilemma I thought I’d post to get some of the worldly knowledge that people have on here.
Myself and my other half fly to Canada this Saturday on a years working holiday visa. We’re first heading to whistler for the season followed by other outdoor fun stuff for the summer. We only have a one way ticket as we plan to apply for a 2nd visa and so hopefully staying in Canada for 2 years.
My dilemma? Insurance arrrrr!!! I’ve never had a problem before and don’t skimp usually opting for the BMC or the policy provided by snowboard club UK. Now for a variety of different reasons including trip length, working, one way flight etc. non of the specialist policy’s can provided cover, this included BMC, SCUK, SCGB, Snowcard.
We only need insurance for the 1st 3/4 months of our trip as we’re eligible for Canadian health care after this waiting period. I’m kinda looking for a top up insurance but I’m looking for a top up which will cover repatriation for the 1st year.
We were going to join the Austrian alpine club whose membership benefits include rescue insurance, limited medical costs and unlimited repatriation. I thought I was sorted with this but reading the policy medical costs and repatriation are only coved for the 1st 8 weeks of anytrip
So next option does anyone know much about au vieux campeur insurance with vie privee?? I have the website link (http://www.auvieuxcampeur.fr/assurance)but cant find any policy wording. Maybe someone has used this before and know’s a bit about the insurance provided and how long repatriation is insured for? Can I join online?
Any and all other suggestions are appreciated as ive been looking for suitable insurance for 3 weeks now. I must have read the policy wording for every UK insurance company out there. I’ve emailed and spoke to underwriters and still haven’t found anything. Its backcountry off piste and snowpark I’m having trouble finding insurance for whist on a one way flight.
Maybe someone know an expat company?? Ive checked visitors to canada insurance but the medical limits are very low ($50000). Also checked ihi Bupa but this is prohibitively expensive and we’d still need rescue insurance
Sorry for the essay and thanks so much