Home > Feature

How covered are you with regular travel insurance at triathlon events?

As Canadian triathletes get into spring training camp and race season, it’s time to start thinking about the logistics of your travel. One of these facets is insurance — because when you’re taking a trip to a new location to ride your bike and train full-time for a week, you’re exposing yourself to more potential for the unexpected than usual.

Your regular insurance may not be enough to cover you in some circumstances while away on training camp and at races. But there’s a new insurance program in Canada that has triathletes completely covered — the comprehensive program, Tricover from Aon, has thought of everything when it comes to triathletes and insurance. Here’s why Tricover is a great option to consider before you head off to training camp this year:

Events are fully covered

One of the most frustrating aspects of signing up for an expensive race such as an Ironman is that so much can happen between the time you sign up and race day — and there’s usually no way to get a refund if you can’t participate for whatever reason. This is where TriCover comes in nicely. Your event registrations are covered, so you don’t need to worry about money being wasted if you get injured or something comes up. The same goes for training camp, another big expense for athletes. Depending on the plan you purchase, you can get up to $1000 in event registration covered per event, and up to $10,000 in trip coverage per trip.

Your bike and wheels are coveredĀ 

When travelling with your bike, there’s always the potential for things to get damaged or lost — and airlines aren’t always concerned about fixing things quickly for you. Tricover completely covers your bike and parts providing up to $20,000 in coverage (depending on the package you choose). If your bike gets stolen, it’s covered too. The great thing about the Tricover program is that it’s an annual package that covers you anywhere, in any circumstance — travelling or at home.

Your entire trip is covered before you’ve even left Canada

Tricover is an all-inclusive travel plan. If you get sick before your training camp or a personal emergency comes up that prevents you from going (but you’ve booked everything already), you’re most likely covered and for up to 30 days per trip. The plan also includes extra things like coverage in the case of baggage loss, passport/essential documents loss and trip interruption and delay.

To learn more about Tricover and the three levels of the program offered head to their website.