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CSA REMINDS TRAVELLERS OF LOOMING CUTS TO ONTARIO HEALTH COVERAGE

Posted date : Oct 23, 2019

CSA is reminding Ontario travellers that OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program is scheduled to be terminated on January 1, 2020.

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February 2017

Posted date : Oct 11, 2019

The Manitoba Department of Health, Seniors and Active Living clarifies their position on the term certificate, indicating to the CSA in writing that it is only a recommendation and not a requirement for Manitoba travellers departing the province for more than three months.

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019

I will be turning 70 next year and am trying to understand the premium increase clip levels at 70 and 75?

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NOTICE FOR QUEBEC SNOWBIRDS!

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

It has come to our attention that there is a discrepancy between the residency rules of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

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ONTARIO CANCELS OUT-OF-COUNTRY HEALTH COVERAGE

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program , which provides reimbursement for Ontario residents who face unexpected medical emergencies while abroad, will officially be scrapped on October 1, 2019.

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ONTARIO PLANS TO ELIMINATE OUT-OF-COUNTRY MEDICAL COVERAGE

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) announced Wednesday their opposition to the Ontario government’s proposal to terminate OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program.

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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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Drug Recall – Valsartan

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Several drugs containing the ingredient Valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. A potential carcinogenic impurity was found in the Valsartan used in these products which could cause health problems as a result of long-term exposure.

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Saskatchewan PST on Travel Insurance

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

As part of the 2017 budget, the government of Saskatchewan both raised the rate of the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) from five per cent to six per cent and applied PST to an increased number of goods and services including travel medical insurance premiums.

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Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm containing the most powerful winds ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has already hit the Caribbean and may well be headed for Florida. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a statewide state of emergency to ensure local officials have enough time, resources and flexibility to get […]

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