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Provincial Health Care Coverage

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, In a previous answer, you stated that provinces should be happy to extend the number of days of out-of-country health-care coverage as this will reduce their health-care costs? Would you explain? Nancy McRae Charlottetown, PE Response: Ed: Every emergency operation and every doctor’s visit that happens outside of Canada is a medical […]

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Nova Scotia Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Effective August 1, 2014, residents of Nova Scotia will be able to spend up to seven months outside of the province, each calendar year, and still retain their Medical Services Insurance (MSI) coverage.

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NB Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is pleased to report that effective May 16, 2014, eligible residents of New Brunswick may now be absent from their home province for up to 212 days, for vacation and visiting purposes, and still retain their Medicare coverage.

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UPDATE BC Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

The Canadian Snowbird Association has been working tirelessly on your behalf to extend the time that snowbirds from British Columbia can spend outside of the country from 6 to 7 months and still maintain their provincial health coverage.

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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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Medicare and Mobility Rights

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Now that the “new” government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to spend six months in his home province to qualify for Medicare coverage. Current rules are a form of discrimination and a sort of two tier medicine. Canadians who […]

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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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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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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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Join CSA

Posted date : Dec 12, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians.   We need your help! The greater the membership, the more powerful and effective voice we cast against provincial, state and federal governments when lobbying for the rights of all travelling Canadians, […]

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