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Airfare Refunds with TD Visa
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Airfare Refunds with TD Visa - Dear Bird Talk,I wish to advise you of a situation that I encountered this past April. My husband had to be flown home to Toronto from Florida by air ....   Read more...

Problems With Insurance Claims
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Problems With Insurance Claims - Dear Bird Talk,We are 11-year snowbirds to Florida. Last winter, we changed our emergency travel insurance to [name of insurance company omitted]. By ....   Read more...

Car Insurance Limits in the USA
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Car Insurance Limits in the USA - Dear Bird Talk,I read with interest the article in Bird Talk regarding car insurance and was petrified that I probably was driving in the U.S. potenti....   Read more...

Special Car Insurance Needed for Snowbirds
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
Special Car Insurance Needed for Snowbirds - I have been following up with The Co-operators since the article in the winter magazine. They have been giving confusing information until finally,....   Read more...

A Horror Story Averted!
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
A Horror Story Averted! - Dear Bird Talk,Ross Quigley's article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews ('Let me first say that Medipac is fine!') hit the nail on....   Read more...

Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months?
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months? - Dear Bird Talk: ARE YOU INSURED WHILE IN FLORIDA FOR SIX MONTHS?You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the local Co-Operators office to p....   Read more...

Canadian Wines and Wineries
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Canadian Wines and Wineries - Dear Bird Talk,As I was reading your magazine from Spring 2010, Issue 74, I came across the Food and Drink section. I was so interested in....   Read more...

Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Joint tenancy with right of survivorshipMy wife and I purchased a condo in Florida approximately 20 years ago. The deed indicat....   Read more...

Home Insurance
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Home Insurance - Dear Bird Talk,Our insurance company requires that the house be checked every two days in order that we are covered. Are there any companies out t....   Read more...

Medipac Staff
Posted date : Dec 12, 2009.
Medipac Staff - Dear Bird Talk,We are writing to express our sincere thanks for the excellent service that we received from Medipac employees. Each person with wh....   Read more...

Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
Insurance Premium and Heart Conditions - Dear Bird Talk,My wife was diagnosed with a "heart block" – a condition that limited blood flow somewhat, and which required the use of a pa....   Read more...

Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence?
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Boat Insurance and a Driver's Licence? - Dear Bird Talk,For your info, I have a story of interest but do not wish to have my name published in the CSANews.A few years ago, I surre....   Read more...

Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Florida Driver's Licence and Insurance - Dear Bird Talk,I read with interest the letters of my snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion.1.) Do we need a Flori....   Read more...

Traveling with a Pre-Existing Condition
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Traveling with a Pre-Existing Condition - Dear Bird Talk,My wife and I just retired this year and unfortunately shortly afterwards, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was success....   Read more...

Car Insurance in the U.S.
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Car Insurance in the U.S. - Dear Bird Talk,I thought this info might be of some interest to other snowbirds who might be contemplating purchasing a car in the U.S. My wife and I ....   Read more...

Strong Dollar, High Premiums?
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Strong Dollar, High Premiums? - Dear Bird Talk:I was interested in reading your Editor's Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar....   Read more...

Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Medical Coverage for Retired Civil Servants - Dear Bird Talk,I would like to take this opportunity to speak to the letter from R.W. McClure in the summer issue of CSANews regarding the medical cov....   Read more...

Thanks Medipac!
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Thanks Medipac! - Dear Bird Talk, Enclosed is our Early Bird Application for our upcoming winter season in Florida.I just wanted to enclose with the application our hea....   Read more...

Excellent Customer Service
Posted date : Oct 17, 2007.
Excellent Customer Service - Dear Bird Talk, I have been talking with Sonia, who was a great pleasure to deal with. She sets a high standard for her colleagues. Because of her I w....   Read more...

Rental Car Insurance Coverage
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Rental Car Insurance Coverage - Dear Bird Talk, We are two of 2,000 in Westwind R.V. Park and many more thousands in 30 other parks in Yuma. We are now aware of a special insurance p....   Read more...

Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance
Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.
Federal Superannuates Travel Insurance - Dear Bird Talk, I enjoy very much reading CSANews as I find it offers new perspectives for senior Canadians. In April 2006 retired federal publi....   Read more...

When to Call
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
When to Call - Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows: “You or someone on Your behalf (if you a....   Read more...

Pro-Rate Clause
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Pro-Rate Clause - Dear Bird Talk: Re: the "Pro-Rate Clause" I am compelled to write regarding the "angry letter" received by an "unhappy client". Who did she thin....   Read more...

Thanks Medipac!
Posted date : May 28, 2007.
Thanks Medipac! - Dear Bird Talk, I am 85 years old and have taken health insurance every year going south for the past 15 years. I often wondered what would happen ....   Read more...

Medical Conditions - Know Them of All
Posted date : May 25, 2007.
Medical Conditions - Know Them of All - Dear Bird Talk, This is in response to the member who wrote a letter in the summer edition regarding an Insurance Company that had a clause in its ....   Read more...

Competitive Prices
Posted date : May 20, 2007.
Competitive Prices - Dear Bird Talk, I think it is great that the CSA supports the Medipac Insurance program and vice/versa. It is an important membership benefit to a ....   Read more...

Travel within Canada
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Travel within Canada - Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I are members of CSA and I have my Travel Emergency Insurance with Medipac for U.S. travel (5 months). We will be in....   Read more...

Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them!
Posted date : May 10, 2007.
Hospital Bills - Negotiate Them! - Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend winters in Hemet, CA, and both of us have had to have medical attention there, at our own expense. I was ....   Read more...

Travel Insurance Rates: "It's Just Not Fair"
Posted date : Apr 25, 2007.
Travel Insurance Rates: "It's Just Not Fair" - Dear Bird Talk, Thank you very much for listening to my "It's Just Not Fair" complaint about Medipac rates concerning former Aneurysm patients. I h....   Read more...

Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar - Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian dollar against the US$. Thank you. Leo Audett....   Read more...

Medipac
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Medipac - Dear Mr. Quigley, I do not have any suggestions to improve Medipac. I am quite happy with the way it is working and the service it provides...I am ....   Read more...

Early Bird Plan Timing
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Early Bird Plan Timing - Dear Bird Talk, We are one of the couples who purchase extra insurance for our winter trip south. The only problem I have is with the Early Bird Pl....   Read more...

Fedreal Superannuate Surcharge
Posted date : Apr 20, 2007.
Fedreal Superannuate Surcharge - Gentlemen: Re: $40.00 Surcharge With regard to your CSA News article regarding the $40.00 surcharge that Medipac adds to their out-of-province hea....   Read more...

Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Travel Insurance for Non-US Destinations - Dear Bird Talk, I was really pleased to see "Cuba a new option for seniors" which will now permit me to enjoy winter sun, provided I can get travel....   Read more...

Auto Insurance: How Much is Enough?
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Auto Insurance: How Much is Enough? - Dear Bird Talk,When renewing my automobile insurance, the agent recommended that anyone travelling south should carry five million dollars of liabilit....   Read more...

Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Beware of OHIP Coverage when Travelling - Dear Bird Talk:I hope you will consider alerting other snowbirds to a terrible experience we had down south this winter.My friend was not feeling well....   Read more...

Thank You Medipac
Posted date : Mar 06, 2007.
Thank You Medipac - Dear Sir:For the past 16 years I have spent my winter in Florida, and last year 1999-2000, I was covered with your insurance carrier (Medipac Travel M....   Read more...

Rate Category
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Rate Category - Dear Bird Talk,I have been a member of CSA for many years and have been insured by Medipac without claim.There is one facet of my dealings with Medipa....   Read more...

Read Your Policy
Posted date : Mar 03, 2007.
Read Your Policy - Dear Bird Talk,I appreciate the opportunity to alert your readers to the unfortunate experience I encountered with an insurance company named Pure Ins....   Read more...

Medical Evacuation
Posted date : Mar 01, 2007.
Medical Evacuation - Dear Bird Talk, I feel the following letter would be helpful to all snowbirds if it were printed in the CSA News. It might keep them from making th....   Read more...