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Political Advertisements

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall issue of CSANews. I don’t believe it is in the best interests of the Association to accept advertisements from any political party anywhere in Canada. An ad like this appears to give […]

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Getting top-up insurance while out-of-county: is it allowed?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, In response to your letter from Len Stoll, Ottawa, re top-up insurance. My husband and I wanted an extra five days in April 2011 and I called the insurance company we were with that year and there was no problem. They sold us five days’ each. Were we covered if an emergency […]

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Medipac Travel Insurance – Happy Customers

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I would like to share with Canadian Snowbird Association members our experience this past spring with Medipac Insurance. We had just begun our return to Canada from a five-month stay in south Texas and chose to stop for our first night at Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana. About midnight, my husband Steve awoke with […]

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Aneurysm Size and Medipac Coverage

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I was unable to get a favourable quote from Medipac (last fall) as I have a 4.6 cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. I am 67 years old. My surgeon will not operate until it gets to 5.5 cm. I have been spending three months in Myrtle Beach for the last 12 years and […]

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You get what you pay for

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I just want to impress upon everyone how important it is to have good insurance before entering the U.S. On Jan. 1, 2011, we were in a bad accident on I-75 in Kentucky. Our van was demolished by a big motorhome while we were stopped in front of a police car with […]

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Thank you Medipac!

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, This past winter, I had the misfortune of contracting GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome). I, like many others, had never heard of this debilitating autoimmune disorder. If you want a scary read, Google it on the Internet. With the accompanying pain and lack of sleep due to the pain, I ended up in the […]

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Top-ups and Pre-Existing Conditions

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, My husband and I spend four months in Florida each winter. I have 62 days’ coverage through my Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and top it up to 126 days with Medipac. Last winter was the first time in many years I actually had a medical problem while in Florida, but it […]

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Medipac Travel Insurance – Happy Customers

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Lilliana, or please redirect: I want to express my thanks and appreciation for your patience, help and effort put forth in getting my insurance coverage for our recent trip to North Carolina for a grandson’s wedding. I say that I had started with another company and verbally was advised that they could […]

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Tax Deductions for Travel Medical Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, As members of CSA, we would like to thank the staff at your office for acting so quickly to resolve the issue of allowing snowbirds to deduct their annual premiums for out-of-province coverage. The success in resolving that issue is worth every penny that we pay to be members of the association. […]

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Problems With Insurance Claims

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We are 11-year snowbirds to Florida. Last winter, we changed our emergency travel insurance to [name of insurance company omitted]. By coincidence, last year we needed that insurance badly. My wife was admitted to the hospital in serious condition with severe nosebleeds. The hospital contacted our emergency insurance, which was handled by […]

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