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How to “Vet” Your Travel Insurance Policy

10/21/16 • By Milan Korcok

Critics of travel insurance often argue that claim denials are too frequent, unfair to the customer, and might be avoided if issuers vetted policy applications at the time of distribution instead of when a claim is made. The rationale for that argument is that applicants could then be certain that their policy would pay off in case of medical emergency abroad. Sounds reasonable, as a principle—except that it’s impractical given the millions of policies issued to Canadian travelers each year. […]

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How Long Can I Legally Stay in the U.S.?

6/30/16 • By Milan Korcok

With the Canadian and U.S. governments intensifying their cross-border data collection systems, it is more important than ever for Canadians who spend substantial leisure time in the U.S. to know the rules about how long they can stay, how they can avoid paying taxes to America’s IRS, and how they can hold on to their domestic health insurance coverage. Let’s review them. Residents of Canada are allowed to stay in the U.S. for up to six months in any consecutive […]

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A Concerned Snowbird’s Mission: Did Bob Find Peace of Mind?

1/20/14 • By the TIF Team

When we first met avid traveller and concerned snowbird Robert Woodcock, he was worried about getting the right coverage for his regular trips to the United States—and frustrated with a lack of answers to his questions about the world of travel insurance. Above all, Bob wanted...

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