Planning a vacation? Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance

With summer around the corner and the world opening up again, a vacation may be in your thoughts, or already in the planning stages. As you invest in your trip, don’t forget travel insurance to protect yourself and your family if things don’t go as planned. 

Doctors of BC has partnered with Johnson Insurance, which offers MEDOC Travel Insurance at special member rates. MEDOC is an annual insurance plan offering flexibility and comprehensive coverage for medical emergencies and trip interruption, for unlimited trips per year.

Doctors of BC members may purchase MEDOC Travel Insurance regardless of age or health. Complete the short health questionnaire to determine which rates will apply to you—optimum, preferred, or standard. For trips within or outside Canada, the plan offers a maximum of $5 million per person, per emergency, to cover medical expenses, including diagnostic tests, hospital care, surgical treatment, nursing services, and medication. Pre-existing health conditions that have been stable for 90 days prior to the trip are covered. MEDOC includes coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption or delay, loss or damage to your luggage, return expenses if your vacation ends prematurely, and pet and vehicle return. You may add coverage for your eligible dependent children, even when you’re not traveling with them. And you can rest easy during your trip knowing that the multilingual MEDOC claims assistance centre is available 24/7 to direct you to the nearest medical provider or assist with your claim questions.

MEDOC Travel Insurance is an annual plan. While other travel medical insurance is effective for the dates or length of purchase, and then is canceled, MEDOC is reissued to you automatically each 1 September. Even if your travel plans are last minute, your travel insurance will be in force and ready to protect you in Canada and around the world.

To learn more and get a quote, contact Johnson Insurance at 1 866 606-3362 or For other insurance inquiries, contact Doctors of BC at
—Laura McLean
Client Services Administrator, Members’ Products and Services, Doctors of BC


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