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Travel & emergency medical insurance

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:

Travel / trip cancellation insurance

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. 

MEDOC Travel Insurance (Johnson Inc.)

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

Retired Teachers of Ontario RTO/ERO Travel Insurance (Johnson Inc.)

      • 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

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