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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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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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New Medication Process Assists Snowbirds Travellers

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Travellers leaving Saskatchewan for an extended period are now able to get up to six months of prescription drugs processed online through the Saskatchewan Drug Plan, saving them upfront out-of-pocket costs and the inconvenience of seeking reimbursement afterwards.

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Snowbird/Retiree Visa

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I recently received a newsletter from Moody’s Gartner stating that the proposed “snowbird visa” legislation to increase the amount of time which snowbirds can spend in the U.S. is a potential “tax bomb,” as the “day count” for the purposes of the snowbird visa is different than the day count for tax […]

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Travel Health Insurance is a Tax Deductible Expense, and more

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, As usual, I read CSANews from cover to cover for its valuable information and advice concerning travel and medical insurance during our annual stay in Florida for the winter months. The current issue, however, contains two items of personal opinion, which I feel deserve a response. In your editorial, I was naturally […]

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GHIP Reimbursement

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be interested in my experience. On June1, 2005, I underwent coronary bypass surgery. When applying for out-of-country medical coverage for the following winter I took out a policy with Medipac with a […]

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Health Care System

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical system in Toronto, Ontario, he doesn’t have much knowledge about Atlantic Canada, or at least Nova Scotia. We don’t have Private Clinics here and the wait times to […]

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Romanow Commission

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter stay in Florida. However, we are also grateful for the fact that back home in Canada, we are also protected on a daily basis by our public system of health care, […]

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Losing Doctors!

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Mr. Don Slinger, You sound like a man of action, so this letter is coming to you. If that’s not your department, I’m sure you will send it to the right place. Enclosed is a copy of a letter received from my doctor. He explains why he is leaving his practice. I felt the […]

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Health Care Premium

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I have written to my MPP and voiced my objection to the health care premium recently announced in Ontario and I wanted to pass this along to the CSA. Seniors on fixed incomes who have been fortunate enough to be able to afford the health care costs while wintering south of the […]

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