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Importance of travel insurance

Posted date : May 21, 2024.

We are snowbirds. One day at noon, my husband had a seizure out of the blue. He was taken to the hospital in Melbourne, Florida, where he remained for five days….

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U.S.-owned vehicle by Canadian

Posted date : Dec 20, 2023.

Even though my home is in Vancouver, B.C., I grew up in Ontario and have many friends and relatives in Ontario. I like to take a driving trip from N.C. to Ontario each summer to visit and wanted to take my U.S.-registered vehicle, especially with today’s rental car prices.

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RV Long-Term Storage in the U.S.

Posted date : Dec 20, 2023.

As a followup to the email in the fall edition’s Bird Talk about leaving a Canadian-registered RV (or boat) in the U.S. for a long period, even more important is the six-month rule. We were planning to leave our B.C.-

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Vehicle Registration & Licensing

Posted date : Dec 20, 2023.

Our primary vehicles are in Canada, and we have a secondary vehicle in AZ. If we intend to leave it there for longer than 12 months – or permanently – should we license, register and insure it in the state where it is located?

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N95 masks

Posted date : Dec 20, 2023.

I applaud Ross Quigley’s editorial extolling the virtues of the N95 mask to combat the smoke and residue spewing from forest fires. However, if space allowed, I’m sure that he would have alerted readers to the dangers of Valley Fever. This a disease that is endemic to the desert states such as Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California

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Health Insurance When Out of the Province for Longer Than Four Months

Posted date : Dec 20, 2023.

From what I am reading, provincial health insurance in Saskatchewan is not valid if you have been out of the province for longer than four months. We are about to transition to retirement and are building a condo in Roatan, Honduras.

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CRA Property Disclosure

Posted date : Dec 19, 2023.

My sister insists that you must declare your vacation home in Arizona that is used by only you in the winter months as foreign property on your tax return under Revenue Canada Guidelines. Do you have the Revenue Canada guideline that states this?

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Boat

Posted date : Dec 19, 2023.

My wife and I plan on towing our boat to Florida this year to use for the five months that we are there. Do we need to let U.S. Customs know in advance of our crossing? Do we need a permit from the Florida government to use the boat in Florida?

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Declarations

Posted date : Dec 19, 2023.

My husband purchased a Roger On assistive hearing device that is not available in Canada. This works with his hearing aids, which were purchased in Canada. The assistive device is very helpful for him to hear in situations where his hearing aids are very limited…

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Out-of-country provincial health coverage

Posted date : Sep 14, 2023.

Is there a way to estimate the amount of provincial health plan coverage for health costs incurred in the U.S.? The reimbursement amount is important to know, in order to help snowbirds choose a deductible amount when they are buying out-of-country insurance.

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