Your Federation has negotiated an advantageous plan which, both here and abroad, protects your health and that of your loved ones.
Travel insurance & Covid: For restrictions imposed by the Government of Canada, visit this website: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.
This plan is offered to members of the FMSQ and Médecins francophones du Canada (MFC)
Since 1997, the Régime général d’assurance médicaments considers physicians under the age of 65, who are members in good standing of the FMSQ and MFC, as ineligible for the public prescription drug insurance plan. You must subscribe to the prescription drug insurance plan negotiated by the FMSQ for you, your spouse and your dependents if you are not already covered by:
The good news? The FMSQ has set up a plan providing greater coverage than the public plan, which includes vaccines and medical-hospital travel coverage with assistance services abroad. You even benefit from trip cancellation insurance of $10,000 per insured for all your trips, from 1 to 182 days — with no limit on the number of trips abroad!
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Drug and travel insurance coverage, including trip cancellation.
Option 1 coverage + reimbursement for paramedical expenses, private lab tests and more.
Drug insurance coverage that allows you to comply with the Act respecting prescription drug insurance at a lower premium than the public plan if you are under 50.
The law on prescription drug insurance provides that if you are established in Quebec and eligible for a private plan, you must cover your spouse and your children.
Spouse, under the law, means any eligible person who resides in Canada and who, in order to be entitled to benefits at the time of the claim, either:
Dependent child, under the law, means any qualifying single person who resides in Canada, and who:
Your insurance plan provides reimbursement for medications. However, some medications must first be authorized by the insurer before being reimbursed under your plan’s terms. To check if a drug requires prior authorization, click here.
Please note that the following medications are not subject to a prior authorization form when you have option 1 or 2 of the FMSQ plan.
For your health and safety, we strongly recommend that you consult the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) section on the Government of Canada website for travel restrictions, exemptions and advice before making reservations and before you travel. Even if your insurance covers eligible medical expenses, it may be difficult for you to obtain medical care in the destinations covered by the current warnings.
Yes. You are covered for emergency healthcare, including that related to COVID-19, if you are travelling to a destination for which the Canadian government has issued a level 1, 2, or 3 warning. You must meet all other conditions of your insurance (for example, your state of health must be stable before your departure).
The Government of Canada’s four levels of risk and warnings:
If you need to receive emergency healthcare abroad, our helpline will do everything in its power to assist you and guide you to available resources.
Your insurance does not cover any costs for COVID-19 screening tests before or after travel, whether preventive or required by a transportation company, the Government of Canada or any other Canadian or foreign government authority.
Yes. Living expenses (meals, accommodation) will be covered by your travel insurance, according to the terms of your contract. The additional costs incurred by changing the date and time of a plane ticket will be covered if you have trip cancellation insurance.
To find out which regions or countries are affected by a consular notification, visit the Government of Canada website.
You are covered if you wish to cancel your trip due to the issuance of a level 3 or 4 consular notification, if the notification was not in effect at the time of the purchase of your trip and it is still in effect 14 days before your departure. You are also covered if you contract COVID-19 before your departure or if you are denied boarding due to a positive COVID-19 test. You are not covered if you have to cancel your trip or if you are denied boarding due to an unsatisfied requirement (tests, vaccinations, etc.).
The result of a PCR test or a rapid antigen test (rapid test) is accepted. The test must have been administered by a healthcare professional authorized to perform such a test (screening centre, private laboratory, pharmacy, etc.). You must obtain personalized proof of the result and this must be certified by this healthcare professional. For example, a rapid test carried out in a pharmacy by a pharmacist is accepted on presentation of proof certified by the pharmacist. Rapid home tests (self-tests) are not accepted.
Unfortunately, no. Your insurance contract specifies that a travel credit issued by a travel service provider is considered a refund. You cannot therefore be reimbursed by your trip cancellation insurance for this travel credit, even if that is what you would have preferred.
No. It is your duty to know the requirements before boarding and to ensure that you meet them. If you are not vaccinated or you are unable to prove that you have been vaccinated, and proof of vaccination is required for your destination or your conveyance, you cannot make a claim via your trip cancellation insurance. Requirements may vary from country to country, and even from one travel service provider to another. It is therefore your responsibility to find out.
If you are required to quarantine by the health authorities, your living expenses and the additional costs incurred due to the change of date and time of your conveyance ticket are covered by the trip cancellation insurance.