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Travel Medical Insurance for Visitors to Canada

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, We have recently had our niece and her family visit us here in B.C., from Colorado. I was interested in what travel medical coverage cost them and how it compares to Medipac. When I asked them, they informed me that they had not taken out any travel medical insurance; since Canada has […]

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Car Insurance Limits in the USA

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the article in Bird Talk regarding car insurance and was petrified that I probably was driving in the U.S. potentially without insurance. I immediately called the Zenith Insurance Co., my provider, quoted your article and was told immediately that it was incorrect and I was covered for six […]

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A Horror Story Averted!

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Ross Quigley’s article in the summer 2010 edition of CSANews (‘Let me first say that Medipac is fine!’) hit the nail on the head. I suspect that our personal case illustrates the need very clearly. We went for a short, three-week holiday that included a one-week cruise out of Tampa last spring, […]

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Are You Insured While In Florida For Six Months?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk: ARE YOU INSURED WHILE IN FLORIDA FOR SIX MONTHS? You can imagine my surprise when I walked into the local Co-Operators office to pick up my pink slip for proof of insurance, as I was leaving for Florida before my actual renewal date. When I sat down in front of the agent, […]

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Florida Driver’s Licence and Insurance

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I read with interest the letters of my snowbird colleagues and would like to offer my experience and opinion. 1.) Do we need a Florida driver’s licence? I do not now, but I have had one for 35 years and like it. I have never needed it in traffic. However, it came […]

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Boat Insurance and a Driver’s Licence?

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, For your info, I have a story of interest but do not wish to have my name published in the CSANews. A few years ago, I surrendered my U.S. driver’s licence for a Canadian driver’s licence. Last spring (2008), when I renewed my BOAT insurance, my insurance company called to say that […]

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Car Insurance in the U.S.

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I thought this info might be of some interest to other snowbirds who might be contemplating purchasing a car in the U.S. My wife and I bought a car in Florida last year so that we would have a second car for our (meaning my wife’s) convenience. When I went to get […]

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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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When to Call

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I am concerned about Medipac travel insurance. The policy on page 2 states as follows: “You or someone on Your behalf (if you are unable to do so) MUST call Medipac Assist BEFORE You seek Medical Treatment.” If my wife or I suddenly had an emergency, such as on of us collapsing, […]

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Competitive Prices

Posted date : Nov 7, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, I think it is great that the CSA supports the Medipac Insurance program and vice/versa. It is an important membership benefit to a lot of members and I am sure the insurers have a successful operation financially. However, what bothers me is that it is not cost effective for all members and […]

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