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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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Strong Dollar, High Premiums?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: I was interested in reading your Editor’s Message in the winter issue of CSANews (issue 65). There is no doubt that the Canadian dollar is buying much more than it did in even the recent past. All snowbirds hope that the rates of exchange stay where they are for many years to […]

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Travel Insurance Rates and the US Dollar

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I hope that the 2003/2004 rates are going to reflect the increase in the Canadian dollar against the US$. Thank you. Leo Audette Welland Ont. Response: The Canadian dollar is $0.7419US, at press time. We certainly hope it stays at this level, or higher, for this year’s travel season. This has a […]

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Issue 95

Posted date : Oct 19, 2017

This is the year! If ever there was a year to buy Early Bird Travel Insurance – this is it. Who could have predicted the massive collapse in oil and commodity prices? A barrel of oil, for instance, dropped from a high of $110 to a low of less than $50, and it is currently […]

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Issue 92

Posted date : Oct 19, 2017

As expected, many of the other travel insurance plans have implemented substantial rate increases this year. Their overhead costs and poor claims administration systems have finally caught up with them and rates appear to be up by 10-15% ‒ and sometimes as high as 50%. What a terrible way to treat your clients. For years, […]

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