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Spirit Airlines’ woes continue, with more than half of Thursday flights canceled
Travel expert Omar Kaywan recommended that aggrieved travellers check with their credit card companies in an effort to recoup payments for canceled plans or unexpected expenses, including hotel stays and rental cars. Future travellers, he said, should consider buying travel insurance as they plan their trips.
Staying true to its mission: A conversation with Goose Insurance Services
Goose Insurance is Canada’s first and only multi-line mobile insurance app. Our mission is to make insurance accessible, easy to understand, and affordable. Goose offers a variety of products, many of which are geared towards today’s traveller.
New Essentials for Post-Pandemic Travel
People are finally starting to plan their long-awaited getaways, whether it’s a local road trip or a plane trip abroad. But, we need to keep in mind that the healthcare system is just starting to recover from the impact of the pandemic. If you get sick or hurt while traveling, especially if you are visiting another country, there may still be restrictions in place at medical facilities. You may also need upgraded health insurance coverage depending on your destination, length of stay and what activities you’ll be doing on your trip. The following tips can help you plan for post-COVID-19 travel so your trip can be worry-free.
Why COVID-19 vaccination matters when it comes to travel medical insurance
Insurance experts warn that those who are planning a vacation outside of Canada should have adequate travel medical insurance. “Do not travel without travel medical insurance,” Omar Kaywan, co-founder of Vancouver-based Goose Insurance, said. “It’s the biggest risk that you’re putting yourself into, especially in today’s world where you know we still haven’t come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Inaugural Google Cloud Accelerator Canada class of 2021 announced
Google’s inaugural Cloud Program announced its first-ever class of Google Cloud Accelerator Canada. In the past year, with the majority of businesses doubling down on new digital capabilities, the demand for cloud-based technology has accelerated for businesses in every field. Google has dedicated an entire accelerator program to startups that use cloud technology to help grow and advance their business.
Google reveals first Canadian cloud accelerator cohort
Google Canada has revealed the list of startups joining the inaugural cohort of its 10-week cloud accelerator program for Canadian companies. The tech giant put out a call for applications for the first Google Cloud Accelerator Canada program in April. The program consists of an “intensive” virtual bootcamp that aims to equip participating companies for their next phase of growth. Google’s new, completely virtual, equity-free program for cloud startups is the latest in a series of new accelerator programs Google has opened to Canadian companies since 2020.
Advice for avoiding hidden COVID fees for summer travel
We are all itching for summer vacation right after that year we’ve just had, and insurance companies are taking note. They are now offering COVID-19 Insurance, so what is it and should this be something we all consider? Joining us is Omar Kaywan, co-founder of Goose Insurance Services, who will be giving us advice to avoid those hidden COVID-19 fees for this summer travel.
Traveling abroad? Some countries require vaccine, travel medical insurance
Summer travel is flying high again. This past weekend two million people streamed through U.S. airport security for the first time since March of 2020. If you plan to travel out of the country, there may be three specific things you’ll need. Before the pandemic, many countries required medical travel insurance for tourists, but now as the world is reopening more countries are making it mandatory for visitors. Most countries allowing U.S. visitors right now require vaccine proof or a negative rapid COVID test.
Countries starting to require medical or COVID insurance when traveling
As COVID restrictions lift across the country, more families will be planning vacations to get away. Some of them will be heading outside of Michigan or even the country. We had a lot of emails into the FOX 17 Problem Solvers last year where passengers weren’t given a refund on flights or hotels that they booked because of COVID.If you’re planning to leave the country, purchasing travel insurance may help alleviate any future stress especially if you get sick.
Travel medical insurance worth every penny if you get sick while abroad
If you’re planning to vacation internationally, travel experts recommend purchasing travel medical insurance before you leave. Treatment for injuries sustained while abroad may not be covered by your medical insurance. Dejan Mirkovic, co-founder of Goose Insurance said domestic policies stop at the U.S. boarder. He said this is something many consumers do not realize.
Many Canadians unaware that healthcare system doesn't cover all costs – survey
Many Canadians could be facing substantial out-of-pocket expenses while undergoing treatment for life-threatening illnesses, according to a recent survey from Goose Insurance. Goose Insurance recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 Canadians and found that a majority of the respondents wrongly believe that Canada’s healthcare system covers all costs associated with cancer treatment and other life-threatening illnesses.
Many Canadians incorrectly believe all costs associated with treatment of serious illnesses are covered
While many Canadians refrain from thinking about such situations, some are unaware that they could be on the hook for thousands of dollars of treatment if they develop a life-threatening illness. A recent survey from Goose Insurance found the vast majority of Canadians incorrectly believe Canada’s health care system covers all costs associated with treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Assurance voyage : une assurtech lance une police propre à la COVID-19
L’assurtech Goose Insurance Services, en partenariat avec Lloyd’s of London et MSH internationnal du Canada, a lancé une police d’assurance voyage spécifique à la couverture de la COVID-19. L’assurance en question est décrite comme étant annuelle et multivoyages.
Goose travel insurance launches pandemic cover
Goose Insurance has launched a standalone worldwide Pandemic Insurance product for travelling Canadians covering up to CA$500,000 in Covid-19 related emergencies. For $99 annually, Canadians will be protected with up to $500,000 of coverage for pandemic-related emergency medical treatment while travelling.
Goose Insurance Services launches standalone pandemic insurance for travellers
Goose Insurance Services has launched a new standalone insurance product that provides coverage for pandemic-related emergency medical treatment while travelling. The new policy, which offers up to $500,000 in coverage for pandemic treatment overseas, is being offered by Goose Insurance Services in partnership with Lloyd’s of London and MSH International (Canada).
Travel experts warn out-of-country medical insurance may be insufficient for COVID-related illnesses
Here Are The Best Travel Insurance Apps For Your Next Trip
It allows you to buy travel medical insurance in under 60 seconds through the app. You can purchase policies by the day or for longer periods, and up to seven days after a vacation has begun. Goose works similarly to its U.S. counterparts, offering an in-app map and ‘911-equivalent’ list that gives you instant access to local emergency services. Goose is available…
Goose Launches Mobile Travel Insurance App
The Goose mobile app has launched in Canada, providing Canadians with instant access to travel medical insurance. Goose is a mobile-first, self-serve solution that lets Canadians who travel out of country the ability to purchase travel medical insurance in…
InsurTech companies that every leader in insurance needs to know.
Goose is a consumer-focused Super-App for Insurance, with a mission to deliver consumers a simplified self-serve process to bind insurance coverage across both P&C and Life. Through the Goose mobile App, consumers can discover, learn about, and buy insurance coverage instantly across all lines of consumer insurance. Goose launched…
Pink Goose is Ready to Fly
Last October, we covered Goose – back then – a Canadian travel insurance startup in emerging mode looking to deliver “a policy in two minutes or less”. That was then, this is now…
New app claims to deliver medical travel insurance in less than a minute
Goose, a mobile app aimed at providing Canadians with what it describes as instant travel insurance, launches today. Those behind the service claim customers who travel out of the country can obtain medical travel insurance in under 60 seconds for as little as $4…
Self-serve TI app launches in Canada
Goose, a new mobile app that provides Canadian travellers with instant on-demand access to travel medical insurance, launched this week. The mobile-first, self-service solution claims to allow Canadians to purchase coverage in as little as 60 seconds…
Vancouver-based app provides travel insurance on the go
Whether it’s a day trip or a vacation, you don’t want to leave home without a travel insurance policy to cover you for medical emergencies and accidents. That’s why Dejan Mirkovic and his team have come up with a way to help keep you covered. He’s the founder and CEO of Goose Insurance Services, which has developed an app to buy travel insurance…
Goose raises $2.25M seed round for travel medical insurance app
Goose said it will provide up to $10 million in travel medical insurance. The company’s app includes hospital locators, 911-equivalents, and agent chat options. The app also sends a reminder when it detects that the user is near an international airport or the…