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SNOWBIRD REPORT CARD REVEALS MOST PROVINCES BREACHING THE CANADA HEALTH ACT

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Before embarking on their trips, Canadian travellers should be mindful that, in most cases, their health coverage does not follow them abroad. Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are obeying the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than 55 […]

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PST SK Travel Insurance Premiums

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In the recent 2017 budget, the government of Saskatchewan announced that it was raising the rate of the provincial sales tax (PST) from five per cent to six per cent

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Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In late 2012, the Canadian Snowbird Association distributed a survey to our Alberta members asking whether they would like us to work with the Alberta Government to increase out-of-country health coverage from six to seven months.

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UPDATE: MB Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

We requested the Manitoba government extend the time Manitoba residents could spend outside the country from 6 to 7 months and still retain their provincial health coverage.

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Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Guidelines to Writing Government Representatives – If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office toll-free at 1-800-265-3200 (English) or 1-800-265-5132 (French).

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Alberta Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Alberta Snowbirds, As you may have heard, the CSA has been successful in our most recent campaign in British Columbia related to increasing out-of-country stays.

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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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Visit-USA Act – Canadian health coverage

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear bird talk, I read with interest the articles and letters about the proposed Visit-Usa act in the spring issue of CSANews. I was wondering what the effect will be on Canadian health coverage for Canadians who would be out of Canada for more than 183 days. I believe that, at present, the time out […]

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