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The name COVID-19 is an abbreviated version of Coronavirus disease 2019. It was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in December last year. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illnesses like colds and other respiratory tract infections but some, like the most recently identified COVID-19, can be extremely dangerous.

Travel coverage

Plan members who are travelling and have travel assistance coverage should review their plan member booklet for information on their emergency travel coverage, and trip cancellation/interruption coverage.  Because of the Government of Canada’s official global travel advisory travelling to a destination outside of Canada can impact the travel insurance coverage. Depending on the insurer:

  • Trips booked to a destination after an advisory has been announced may not be eligible for medical emergency coverage or trip cancellation/trip interruption coverage
  • For travellers who departed on a trip before the travel advisory was issued, their trip interruption coverage is limited to 10 days from the date of the travel advisory
  • Trips booked for future travel to a destination that has a formal travel advisory or for a cruise may not have emergency medical coverage if the advisory is still in effect at the time of travel
  • Cruise ship travellers who depart after March 9, the date the Government of Canada issued the advisory to avoid all cruise ship travel, may not have out of country medical coverage

We strongly recommend that plan members contact your plan’s emergency medical travel provider with questions or concerns and visit their site for up-to-date information. Contact information can be found on plan member benefits card or travel cards. If plan members don’t have this information, they may contact you for that information. Please refer to the contact listing at the end of this communication. If you need further assistance, please contact your benefits consultant.

People Corporation partners with a variety of travel assistance providers. If you’re not sure who your provider is, contact your customer service representative or account manager.

Travel Assistance contact listing

 Benefits plan provider   If your organization’s health coverage is provided by:   Contact information 
Sirius Benefits SSQ


SSQ’s site
Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-438-5498
All other countries, call collect: 1-418-651-2266
La Capitale
All countries: 1-855-747-7764
Cooperators Canada and the U.S.: 1-888-440-2667
All other countries call collect: 1-416-340-1316
CanAssistance Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-438-5498
All other countries, call collect: 1- 418-651-2266
Healthsource Plus SSQ


SSQ’s site
Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-438-5498
All other countries, call collect: 418-651-2266
Sun Life Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-511-4610
All other countries, call collect: 1-519-514-0351
Canada Life


Canada and the U.S.: 1-855-222-4051
Mexico: 0-1-800-522-0029
Dominican Republic: 1-800-203-9530
Universal countries: 1-800-9006-7555*
Cuba: 1-204-946-2946**
All other countries, call collect:
1-204-946-2577***To view the universal countries list, go to Canada Life’s GroupNet for Plan Members or – Contact Us – Group Benefits, and follow the online instructions.**Long distance charges can be submitted to Canada Life
for reimbursement.


Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-265-9977 or call collect 1- 519-741-8450
Mexico: 00-1-800-514-3702
Dominican Republic: 1-888-751-4403
International: Country code + 800-9221-9221 or use 1-800-265-9977
or call collect 1-519-741-8450Calls from local land lines and local SIM mobile phones are toll free. Otherwise connection charges may apply.
Equitable Life Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-321-9998
All other countries, call collect: 1- 519-742-3287
Assumption Life Canada and the U.S.: 1-877-875-3166
All other countries, call collect:  -514-875-3166
RSA/Global  Excel


RSA’s information on COVID-19
Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-870-1898
All other countries, call collect:  1-819-566-1898

If your plan is carrier direct

If your organization’s health coverage is provided by: Contact information
RBC Canada and the U.S.: 1-855-603-5571
All other countries, call collect:  905-608-8251
Empire Life Canada and the U.S.: 1-800-321-9998
All other countries, call collect:  519-742-2800
Manitoba Blue Cross Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-601-8583
All other countries, call collect:  0-204-775-8583
Saskatchewan Blue Cross Canada and the U.S.: 1-866-330-3633
All other countries, call collect:  306-667-5299
Short-Term Disability claims

In light of the current situation, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has created and distributed a Plan Member Confirmation of Illness Form that’s been created specifically for use when submitting a Short-Term Disability (STD) claim if the plan member’s absence is due to COVID-19 disease. The CLHIA has communicated with all insurers in Canada to make them aware of the custom form. All insurers will accept this form to initiate an STD claim.

English Plan Member Confirmation of Illness Form
French Plan Member Confirmation of Illness Form

Plan members should complete the form according to the instructions provided on the document and submit it to their insurer. If your plan members aren’t aware of who disability insurer is on your group benefits plan, they may contact you for insurer’s contact information and address. Plan members can also use claim forms provided by the insurer, but we recommend they use the CLHIA form as it’s specifically designed for the diagnosis of COVID-19.

Employee assistance program

If your plan includes an employee assistance program (EAP), plan members can access their services by connecting with them. The current situation could have a negative impact on your employee population. The services accessible through an EAP provide an effective way help your employees cope with stressful situations, and proactively address a variety of issues. Your EAP contact information is provided in your plan member booklets.

People Connect

If your plan members feel they need support and your group benefits plan includes People Connect, now is a good time for them to access the services available.

If you’re interested in adding People Connect to your benefits plan contact or speak with your benefits consultant. For more information on our People Connect solution, view our video.

Insurance carriers and service providers

Blue Cross

Canada Life



Chubb Insurance Company of Canada







Empire Life

Equitable Life

















Sun Life


UV Insurance 

Victor Canada (formerly ENCON)

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