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#1 ericurmudgeon

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:02 PM

I suspect this has been discussed before but, I am looking for current information. :-)

Does anyone know if it is possible to obtain travel medical insurance for driving from Mexico to Canada? I can obtain insurance for my trip down from Canada but want to avoid having to buy insurance for our time in Mexico. My insurance company in Canada will not provide this interrupted cover. If there is coverage available in Mexico, are there any hidden snags to consider?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 geeser

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:55 AM

None of the US or Canada insurance companies will cover your vehicle or liability in Mexico. Buy a Mexico Policy by the month from Lewis & Lewis online at http://www.mexicanautoinsurance.com/

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:25 AM

Julie Ray covers whatever time you need. 766-2795. She does an excellent job.
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#4 ericurmudgeon

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:49 AM

Hi again. I am not sure if I made myself clear in my original post so will try again.

I am wondering if it is possible to get travel medical insurance to cover us for a car trip originating in Mexico going through the US to Canada. I need to cover the time in the US. Hope this makes sense. :-)

Thanks again.
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#5 ericurmudgeon

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:50 AM

Julie Ray covers whatever time you need. 766-2795. She does an excellent job.


Thanks for this Shira. Do you have an email address by chance?
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#6 conejorapido

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

Tio Corp in the Interlago Mall on the Libramiento where the Pemex resides is another option.

#7 Shira

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

Julianneray@gmail.com
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

None of the US or Canada insurance companies will cover your vehicle or liability in Mexico. Buy a Mexico Policy by the month from Lewis & Lewis online at http://www.mexicanautoinsurance.com/

The OP is asking about medical insurance.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:48 PM

This is what I used to use when travelling to Canada.
http://www.coverme.c...nce.jsp?MKT=MFC

It is Manulife Travel Insurance for Canadians. There is a phone number at the bottom of the web page if you require more information. I just filled out the online application and paid with my credit card. I got back an almost immediate e-mail reply with a print out of the policy.
You can choose your deductible, etc. etc.
Never actually had to use them but had enough close calls with $%&/()s who drive to give me a reality check. I could end up in the hospital and it might not be my fault.
Well worth the premium for peace of mind.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

Try World Nomads. They will cover you for any country except your official country of residence. They have excellent medical coverage as part of their overall travel insurance package. Fairly inexpensive too.

http://www.worldnoma...5bb7a1b74ec76_1

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:08 AM

We have also used Julie on a vacation.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:19 AM

Julie is based in La Canacita.
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#13 ericurmudgeon

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hello all. I am still working on this. I had some communication with Julianne Ray but she seems to have gone "walkabout". Does anyone know if she is still around and if so how to get in touch. Thanks.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

Julie Ray is definitely in business and writing travel policies. Try her Skype number in the event she is temporarily travelling.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Hello all. I am still working on this. I had some communication with Julianne Ray but she seems to have gone "walkabout". Does anyone know if she is still around and if so how to get in touch. Thanks.


Last month she said she was going to be traveling but indicated that her business never sleeps so when traveling she is always checking in online. Email should work but may be a delay in response.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

Our Canadian bank is Scotiabank. We go online in Mexico to their website and purchase x number of days insurance from them to cover the trip from the Mexican border to the Canadian border (and the other way round when we come south) Inexpensive, simple and, though we've thankfully never had to collect on it, appears to be perfectly legit.




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