Fall 2022


Snowbird travel is back with a vengeance. This year has been Medipac’s most successful Early Bird ever. I think that people have finally figured out that Medipac Travel Medical Insurance is, really, the only way to go. Medipac has attracted thousands of new clients who will start building their Claim-Free and Loyalty Discounts over the next few years and, happily, they will save a great deal of money over their snowbird “careers.”

Another WOW! is the fantastic response to our recent survey. More than 10,000 snowbirds responded and some of the results are found later in this issue of CSANews. The results basically describe me – average age 77, five months in the South, own properties in both Canada and the U.S., own cars as well (mostly SUVs), buy Medipac Insurance and most are in very good to excellent health. Oh, we have had a few medical issues to resolve, but they have been resolved in our favour.

As we embark on another wonderful year in the sunny South, it is important to understand that Covid is still out there and we must remain vigilant. Medipac has had very few Covid claims and that says a lot about the people whom Medipac insures. You ARE careful and most of you have had at least two vaccinations. But I do encourage you to not let Covid run your life. Go to the local restaurants, drop in to the bar for a light libation, as they say, and continue to golf and swim and shop and do what you normally did in past years. Life is fun, so make it so.

J. Ross Quigley

  • Biodiversity and Longevity

    Biodiversity and Longevity

    Biodiversity is a complex thing. So is studying the human aging process. And, to make matters even more complex, all of these things are constantly changing. First off, what is biodiversity? Simply put, biodiversity is […]

  • 5 New Sports for Fitness

    5 New Sports for Fitness

    With a new season comes another wonderful opportunity to set a few fresh fitness goals. While summertime is all about lounging, fall is an optimal time to restart your daily exercise regimen or update an […]

  • Set Your Garden Up for a Colourful Spring

    Set Your Garden Up for a Colourful Spring

    In the flurry of departure preparations, you can plan a colourful return next year by planting spring bulbs. But give some thought to protecting your investment from the interest of garden critters. You may be […]

  • Golf is a Game for All Abilities

    Golf is a Game for All Abilities

    Years ago, I was the managing editor of Golf Canada magazine. To this day, one particular cover story stands out. The story was titled “Golfing Blind: The Gerry Nelson Story.” The cover was completely black […]

  • Extraordinary Places for Your Next Road Trip

    Extraordinary Places for Your Next Road Trip

    I firmly believe the traveller’s mantra…trips are about the journey, not the destination – and sometimes, the detours make the best memories. While it’s entirely possible that one person’s travel treasure can be another’s trash, […]

  • The Confidence Game

    The Confidence Game

    Nine essential tips to make you feel mentally stronger and more empowered about your finances Here’s a question to ponder: where does confidence come from? Does it come from experience – what you’ve seen and […]

  • Canada’s “Free” Health Care Comes at a Hefty Price

    Canada’s “Free” Health Care Comes at a Hefty Price

    Is Canada getting its money’s worth out of its publicly funded health-care insurance system? This is the question that surfaced out of a recent analysis by the Fraser Institute which concluded that a typical family […]

  • Maintaining a Healthy Heart

    Maintaining a Healthy Heart

    Although there are hereditary factors which may determine how healthy our heart will be, there are a number of well-recognized determinants for maintaining a healthy heart as we get older. Those who might already have […]

  • Greenland to Canadian Arctic Archipelago Cruise

    Greenland to Canadian Arctic Archipelago Cruise

    Discover friendly communities, fascinating cultures and intriguing history on this scenic High Arctic journey West Greenland is not just green. Buildings in the town of Ilulissat are as colourful as red, blue, orange, purple and […]