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Bird Talk Question

Posted date : Sep 21, 2020.

Mr. Quigley says that Medipac will cover policy holders for COVID-19 this winter and is encouraging us to purchase coverage through their Early Bird program….

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : Sep 21, 2020.

I have two issues with travel insurance. Firstly, although I continue to pay premiums for out-of-country insurance, the insurer will not cover any travel to Florida if I fall ill to coronavirus….

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Thank You, Medipac!

Posted date : Jul 22, 2020.

We were astonished when many of our snowbird friends had to end their vacations abruptly because their out-of-country medical insurance providers announced that they would not cover COVID-19 virus claims.

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Vaccination

Posted date : Jul 22, 2020.

Will Medipac cover the cost of vaccination in the United States if a vaccine is approved for COVID-19 and available during the coverage period?…

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Insurance as per COVID-19

Posted date : May 5, 2020.

Are the insurance companies going to cover COVID-19 treatment if we fall ill…….or are they going to insist that we return to Canada?

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Travel Insurance

Posted date : Sep 30, 2019.

I will be turning 70 next year and am trying to understand the premium increase clip levels at 70 and 75?

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Drug-dispensing fee

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

We go south for five months. I had my prescription filled to cover 180 days. ONE pill (thyroid) ONE prescription. The pill cost was just under $20.00 and the dispensing fee was just under $19.00. I was charged two dispensing fees, as they said that 100 pills was the max on one dispensing fee. Am […]

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Dental work

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

My wife is looking at getting implants at a dentist in Los Algodones and we are wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this, or if CSA has any recommendations with regards to this. David Meace Edmonton AB Response : Ed.: Our recommendation at this time is similar to the Canadian government’s travel […]

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A Medical Question for Bird Talk

Posted date : May 14, 2019.

On page 9 of the summer 2017 CSANews, in the Bird Talk section, the editor talked about travel insurance and “the regular care and monitoring of a chronic condition.” Having “an incredible battery of tests at a bus in a pharmacy parking lot for $149” sounds great, until a situation requiring out-of-province medical attention arises […]

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Question about blood pressure medication

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017.

In the fall 2016 issue, a writer asked if blood pressure medication containing both hydrochlorothiazide and another medication was considered as ONE medication. Your reply was “it is only counted as one pill (medication).” I, as an RN, was rather surprised at this…should this not be explained on the application form? Something to the effect […]

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