This August I will be traveling with a friend up into Canada and got to thinking about motorcycle and health insurance. What happens if one gets into an accident, etc?
1. Would our bike insurance cover what is needed up there to get back on the road (IE: towing, repair, etc). I know HOG would cover a tow (within a certain distance) but I don't belong to HOG.
2. Would my health insurance work up there and/or how does that work if I need medical treatment?
I'm not a pessimist and am not expecting any accidents but it got me wondering.
But on a happier note, I am so stoked about this trip. My friend and I sat down yesterday to look at maps, plan routes, etc. We are planning on taking the eastern-most routes from Massachusetts up into Canada and since we are on no schedule and will want to see things along the way, we are planning on taking it easy and taking two days to get there. That will leave us with four days to roam around Canada and two days to return!
We could easily make it there in a single day but figure "what's the hurry?". Besides, the Lobster Festival (http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/ ) in Maine just MIGHT slow us down a bit.......
The mind is like a parachute. Works best when open.
When riding in Canada, I download a Canadian version of my insurance card, just in case. I checked with my health insurance company to make sure I'd be covered up there, too. Just check with your providers; it's very little trouble for some peace of mind.
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