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International Driving Permit

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Despite recent legislative amendments made in Florida, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is NOT REQUIRED in order for a visitor to legally operate a vehicle in the state.

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Health Record

Posted date : Jun 14, 2019

What is a Personal Health Record? Personal Health RecordA Personal Health Record is an important document for any traveller. In the event of a medical emergency while travelling, a Personal Health Record can help unfamiliar medical professionals to quickly review your medical history and assess your condition. While your medical history may not explain a […]

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Medipac Travel Insurance – Happy Customers

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I would like to share with Canadian Snowbird Association members our experience this past spring with Medipac Insurance. We had just begun our return to Canada from a five-month stay in south Texas and chose to stop for our first night at Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. About midnight, my husband Steve awoke with […]

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Problems With Insurance Claims

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 coincidence, last year we needed that insurance badly. My wife was admitted to the hospital in serious condition with severe nosebleeds. The hospital contacted our emergency insurance, which was handled by […]

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A Horror Story Averted!

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 the head. I suspect that our personal case illustrates the need very clearly. We went for a short, three-week holiday that included a one-week cruise out of Tampa last spring, […]

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Boat Insurance and a Driver’s Licence?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 surrendered my U.S. driver’s licence for a Canadian driver’s licence. Last spring (2008), when I renewed my BOAT insurance, my insurance company called to say that […]

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Car Insurance in the U.S.

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 bought a car in Florida last year so that we would have a second car for our (meaning my wife’s) convenience. When I went to get […]

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Rental Car Insurance Coverage

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

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 problem for Canadians and their vehicle insurance. We hope this information will help many others. We were innocent victims of a rear-end collision last Dec. […]

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Read Your Policy

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the opportunity to alert your readers to the unfortunate experience I encountered with an insurance company named Pure Insure with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. On April 4, 1999, my flu condition progressed to the point that I encountered a severe cough. As a result, my husband took me to […]

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Comments on Bird Talk Previous Editions

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest two letters in Bird Talk Fall 2008 Edition. The first by Stanley Knight. My comments on his story are as follows. I retired from the Air Force after 22 years. By chance, not design, I wound up in B.C., as I had one job to go to when […]

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