National Association of Federal Retirees
Peel Halton and Area Branch
Branch Travel Insurance:

Travel support and information ...

  1. Access to Travel ...your special needs information source, provides information on accessible transportation and travel across Canada with the aim of making traveling an easier and more enjoyable experience for Canadians with disabilities. The development of this Web site was spearheaded by Transport Canada in cooperation with other federal government departments, provincial governments and not-for-profit associations.

  2. MEDOC Plan - Outside Canada/Province Coverage
    For stays abroad that last fewer than 40 days: OHIP pays for some medical costs (physician, hospital) incurred abroad, but the amounts are relatively small. PSHCP coverage is more generous, paying up to Cdn $100,000 per incident. Many members also purchase additional coverage, particularly when traveling in the US, from National Association of Federal Retirees MEDOC. The administrator of the plan is Johnson Inc ., with Royal & Sun as the Insurer, and Assured Assistance as the travel assist provider.

    This information was obtained from the Ottawa Area Branch website
    The MEDOC Plan supplements the PSHCP Travel Benefit up to Cdn $5,000,000 for emergency treatment and can extend coverage for a trip of up to 182 days up to 212 days for Ontario residents). It also provides Cdn $8,000 of Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Delay coverage. There are three premium levels, based on a number of factors such as pre-existing conditions. A MEDOC policy is valid for travel during the entire year. Please note: MEDOC is available ONLY to National Association of Federal Retirees members!

    Generally, to collect from OHIP, you pay the bill abroad and then submit it for (usually partial) re-imbursement.

    Both PSHCP and MEDOC want you to call them before arranging treatment in a medical emergency, to get approval and instructions for out-of-province or out-of-country assistance. PSHCP provides you with a "World Access" phone number, while the MEDOC phone service is called "Assured Assistance". Even though the operators from the two services consult with each other when advising you, we encourage all members to call both services in a medical emergency.

    When traveling abroad, it is advisable to always carry the following information: membership numbers for National Association of Federal Retirees, OHIP, PSHCP, and MEDOC (if you bought it); and the World Access and Assured Assistance phone numbers. The plan operators will guide you through all the other information that you need to provide.

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