Out-of-country emergency medical coverage and COVID-19
Sun Life will treat a medical emergency resulting from COVID-19 in the same way as any other medical emergency while outside Canada.
Please contact Sun Life directly for the most up-to-date information on out-of-country emergency medical coverage at 1-800-361-6212.
It is important that you also keep up-to-date on the latest Travel Advisory Information from the Government of Canada.
If you are travelling for work or a holiday, it’s important to know about your medical benefit coverage while you are out of the province.
This section provides important information and links to resources to help you understand your benefit coverage (including what’s not covered) while travelling outside of BC. You will also find details on who to contact for assistance in the event of a medical emergency.
Click on one of the following links for information about your benefits coverage when travelling:
- Being Prepared Before, During, and After Your Trip
- Emergency Medical Coverage
- Benefits Coverage While Travelling for Leisure or Work
- Travel Advisory Information
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Benefits Coverage for Dependent Children Studying Outside BC or Canada
Travel benefits disclaimer
Disclaimer: This outline is for information purposes only and is a descriptive outline of the plans described; it is not a contract. UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. Plan terms and conditions are governed by policy contract numbers 025205, 023218, 050555-G, 100328, 100768 and 51075 with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada and Policy #920137 with AXA Insurance Inc. In the event of a discrepancy between the information provided on this web site and these policy contracts, benefits will be paid in accordance with the policy contracts.
Any information on the Medical Service Plan of BC (MSP) is a descriptive outline only; UBC is not responsible for the terms and provisions of this plan as it is administered by Health Insurance BC (BC Provincial Government). UBC does not warrant the completeness, timeliness or accuracy of any of the information contained in this web site. For further information, please refer to MSP website.
You must be registered and enrolled the benefit plans to receive the coverage under the plans. Coverage under some of the UBC benefit plans is not automatic. It is the sole responsibility of the traveller to ensure that they are enrolled in the UBC plans and have appropriate coverage in place based on their personal circumstances and their travel destination.