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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Balance billing” – the foul practices involved

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Your J. Ross Quigley expounded in the fall issue of your CSANews that “our strategy to confront aggressive billing departments, combined with Medipac’s reputation for paying our claims, has proven very successful.” We were involved in a rather unfortunate car accident on December 31, 2010 at KeyWest, FL, but we can confirm […]

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