Travel insurance

Emergency medical & trip cancellation/interruption

McMaster $10,000 out-of-province/country emergency medical coverage

As part of the retiree extended health plan, eligible McMaster retirees (and their eligible dependents) who live in Canada are provided with emergency medical coverage when they travel outside their home province and to other countries. This coverage is provided through Sun Life Financial. Sun Life will pay 100% of the cost of qualified emergency services up to a lifetime maximum of $10,000.

Claims for this plan are handled by Sun Life’s emergency travel assistance partner, Allianz Global Assistance.

Allianz Assistance is available 24 hours a day and toll-free numbers are:

  • in USA or Canada 1-800-511-4610
  • elsewhere 1-519-514-0351 (call collect if available)
  • fax 1-519-514-0374

Claims submission: Allianz Global Assistance, P.O. Box 277, Waterloo, ON Canada N2J 4A4

Human Resources has provided a summary of the coverage provided by this plan. You may also contact the HR Service Centre at 905-525-9140, extension 22247, for this information.










Here is a card that you can complete and carry with you when you travel.


For important additional information about emergency medical coverage, see:

Comprehensive travel / trip cancellation insurance through CURAC

MURA has a long-standing policy of not endorsing any insurance provider, but you may wish to get more information and a quote from one of these companies, which offer group discounts to MURA members through MURA's membership in CURAC, College and University Retiree Associations of Canada. 

Comprehensive travel insurance: MEDOC Travel Insurance (Johnson Inc.)

Identify yourself as a MURA & CURAC member, and use group code: 087 unit 11.

Stand-alone trip cancellation/interruption insurance: Johnson Inc.

  • for those who already have out-of-province/country medical insurance
  • extended family members or friends of CURAC members are also eligible
  • may be attractive to individuals who have existing trip cancellation/interruption insurance with lower limits than they would like
  • for information on the policy and how to enrol, email lhansen@johnson.ca
  • see also CURAC's website

Retired Teachers of Ontario RTO/ERO Travel Insurance

      • RTO/ERO does not offer stand-alone travel insurance, however their full extended health care package includes competitive travel/trip cancellation insurance 
      • see details at CURAC's website


See alsoTravel & extended health insurance now available, MURAnews, Fall 2018

Comprehensive RSA travel insurance through Sun Life

Sun Life Financial has partnered with RSA Travel Insurance to provide convenient access to a wide range of comprehensive, flexible travel insurance solutions.

McMaster University retirees who are eligible for out of country coverage through Sun Life may benefit from preferred rates under this program. To obtain a quote for purchasing this coverage visit the Sun Life Travel Insurance page.

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