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Retirement Blind Spots

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

Enjoyed James Dolan’s article, but suggest one other BLIND SPOT: Aging Parent(s)

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BC Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

VICTORIA – Amendments introduced today to the Medicare Protection Act will create authority to set regulations that would allow British Columbians who take longer-term vacations out of the province, such as “snowbirds”, to stay on holidays for an extra period of time.

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30-day home period

Posted date : May 13, 2019

I have heard that if we leave the U.S. during our calendar year, we have to be clear of the U.S. for at least a 30-day period, otherwise those days away are still included in our U.S. day count. Is this true? Barry Woods Penticton, BC Response : Yes, it is true. This rule is […]

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Take a vacation while on vacation

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I recently read a newspaper article supposedly written by a U.S. immigration lawyer that states that, when snowbirds like ourselves spend time in the U.S., if we take a trip to another country from the U.S. and are gone for fewer than 30 days, when we calculate our six months’ time period, […]

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Snowbird Car Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

After reading about the 180-day maximum vehicle insurance coverage period when in the U.S. in the last CSA News issue, I also contacted my Certas/State Farm agent, who was unaware of the 180-day limit but was subsequently advised by HQ that this is indeed (and has been) an annual maximum. He claims that this is […]

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Special Car Insurance Needed for Snowbirds

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

I have been following up with The Co-operators since the article in the winter magazine. They have been giving confusing information until finally, a policy was issued in late April. If anyone has a vehicle outside of your home province for more than 59 days, they will not be insured unless they pay an extra […]

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Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Florida State Tax Discrimination – The Final Word The printing of the letter from the Office of Citizens Services and your own introductory paragraph stating that governor Crist had actually done something for part-time residents, and will do more, is to enter the world of “make believe.” Please read “Governor Crist Proposes […]

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