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ONTARIO PLANS TO ELIMINATE OUT-OF-COUNTRY MEDICAL COVERAGE

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) announced Wednesday their opposition to the Ontario government’s proposal to terminate OHIP’s Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program.

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BC’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Snowbirds, The speculation and vacancy tax is an annual tax paid by some owners of residential properties in designated taxable regions of B.C.

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Drug Recall – Valsartan

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Several drugs containing the ingredient Valsartan are being recalled by their manufacturers. A potential carcinogenic impurity was found in the Valsartan used in these products which could cause health problems as a result of long-term exposure.

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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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Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow of our Canadian winters. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience, preparation is key.

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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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Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In late 2012, the Canadian Snowbird Association distributed a survey to our Alberta members asking whether they would like us to work with the Alberta Government to increase out-of-country health coverage from six to seven months.

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FAQs – BC Seven Month Absence

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

FAQs – Seven Month Absence in a Calendar Year for Longer Term Vacationers – Amendments have been made to the maximum period of time a resident can stay out of the province and continue to maintain Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage.

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International Driving Permit

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Despite recent legislative amendments made in Florida, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is NOT REQUIRED in order for a visitor to legally operate a vehicle in the state.

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