Travel insurance provider battleface announced its debut into Canada today with an all-new travel insurance product as part of a new partnership with Hunter McCorquodale. The expansion into the Canadian market offers comprehensive, affordable travel insurance for single-trip travellers both domestically and internationally.
Standard cover includes protection against Medical and Emergency Expenses up to CAD 5,000,000, Trip Cancellation up to CAD 20,000 per person and Personal Liability up to CAD 500,000. battleface also plans to custom-build programs for B2B2C and B2C travel distribution partners and design group travel policies for corporate, education and non-profit industry sectors.
The partnership will enable battleface to tap into Hunter McCorquodale’s vast network of brokers in Canada when designing products for B2B2C and B2B markets, bringing a range of modular benefits and services that are best suited for customizing products to fit Canadian travellers’ needs.
battleface CEO Sasha Gainullin says: “We are excited to be partnering with Hunter McCorquodale, our exclusive insurance distribution partner for Canada, who have access to insurance brokers, groups, and associations across non-profit, corporate and, education industries. Our combined global expertise and collaborative approach will provide us with the ideal environment to develop products and services relevant for today’s Canadian traveller.”
Sophie Strezos-Egnatis, President, Hunter McCorquodale comments, “We are pleased to partner with battleface to bring this leading-edge, tech-driven product to the Canadian traveller. The battleface offering is in keeping with our own mandate of bringing relevant products to the Canadian insurance landscape. We look forward to continuing our journey of innovation together with such a leading-edge travel insurance disruptor.”
Product features include coverage to destinations classified by Government of Canada Travel Advisories as “Avoid non-essential travel” and “Avoid all travel” as standard with pricing based on age, destination, and duration of trip. Maximum trip length is 365 days, and policies can be purchased while already travelling. For returning Canadian expats and digital nomads, travellers can purchase battleface’s products that are offered in over 185 countries worldwide, while waiting for reinstatement of GHIP (Government Health Insurance Plan) coverage.
battleface medical and travel insurance policies in Canada are underwritten by Northbridge General Insurance Corporation.
About Hunter McCorquodale
Hunter McCorquodale is a part of Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited and a leading developer, distributor and underwriter of Special Risk insurance products in Canada. We pride ourselves in our insight, innovation and integrity in providing unique solutions to consumer’s needs that are not fully satisfied by traditional insurance providers.