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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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FAQs – BC Seven Month Absence

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

FAQs – Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year for Longer Term Vacationers – Amendments have been made to the maximum period of time a resident can stay out of the province and continue to maintain Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage.

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IRS Filing Question

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

In 2019, we rented our Florida/Jensen Beach condo out to Americans (for the first time) for the months of February/March through a Jensen Beach-based realty management company. Can we pay the tax on these U.S. rental earnings in Canada, or must we pay it to the IRS?

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : Nov 27, 2017

Medipac Travel Insurance: 1-888-633-4722 Travel Insurance for snowbirds   Discounts up to 23% Medical Professionals Comprehensive Coverage   The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) exclusively endorses the Medipac travel insurance plan.   Following recent surveys of our members and other experienced Canadian travellers, comprehensive coverage remains the greatest concern when choosing a travel insurance plan. This […]

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Taking Pets Across the Border

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My wife and I are recently retired; we are seriously considering becoming snowbirds. We are wondering if we can take our pets across the border and what is required to do so. We would appreciate any help that can be given us or any online resources there are. Thank you for your […]

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Vehicle Insurance and Licensing

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I spend four winter months in Florida and am getting tired of the return drive. I’d like to fly and buy a car in Florida to keep there. What rules about owning and insuring a vehicle do I need to consider in making my decision? How about my Canadian driver’s licence, is […]

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Retired Persons Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting and informative issues I have read during my years as a CSA member. First off, the Editor’s Message was very enlightening. Then the various letters on […]

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Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, It is my understanding from information in a letter to “Bird Talk” included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federal public servants have had their medical coverage increased from $100,000 to $500,000 for a continuous 40-day period. Why should they be treated so differently from other retired people? They earned […]

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Accessible Health Care

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Sirs, Off the road for a couple of days, saw your message (issue 54), so thought I’d assist you in sending them to a very warm place. It will be interesting who replies and what they have to say….will keep you posted. Bob, a Lifetime CSA Member Here is the E-mail that Bob sent: […]

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Government Insurance Benefits

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank you and your collaborators for articles that are very interesting and hitting some of the points that are a concern to the members. In the last […]

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