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 under 60 seconds through the Goose mobile app (iOS & Android), for as little as $4 and available for up to seven days after a vacation has begun.
The launch comes following the company’s successful raise of a $2.25 million seed round, led by Impression Ventures.
Dejan Mirkovic, founder & CEO of Goose Insurance Services – as well as co-founder & director of Square One Insurance Services – said: “We know that if travel insurance is more accessible and affordable, Canadians will opt in and avoid thousands of dollars in medical bills during a travel emergency.”
Mirkovic added that: “Square One modernized home insurance solutions for Canadians, and now Goose is poised to do the same for travel insurance. Consumers deserve to have access, transparency and convenience when it comes to their insurance.”
Maor Amar, managing partner of Impression Ventures, commented: “Insurance is a space that is ripe for digital transformation and we’re thrilled to support the incredible team at Goose as they take off and modernize the insurance industry. We’re excited to start seeing the positive effects that affordable and convenient travel insurance can have on Canadians.”
According to a research study conducted by Goose, approximately 50% of Canadians are travelling uninsured. And those travelling to the United States by car, and for just one day, are most at risk of travelling without insurance protection. Goose is the first in the industry to offer a day pass that starts at $4 per person.
As for how it works, well users download the Goose app, select coverage and click to buy. In less than 60 seconds Goose will provide up to $10 million in travel medical insurance. Once insured, users can use Goose in case of emergency. The app includes hospital locators, 911-equivalents and instant agent chat options.
Additionally, the app will send a reminder honk when it detects that the user is near an international airport or US border.
For more, go to https://www.gooseinsurance.com or download the Goose app in the App Store or get it on Google Play.