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  1. We considered all of this, being not yet of Medicare age. We have applied, through Focus on Mexico, for a catastrophic plan offered by Best Doctors. It is a group medical plan, not major med like BC/BS, et.al. in the USA, but it would, as mentioned above, kick in after a $5K USD deductible, hence we've established a de facto HSA for that contingency. The plan does have cancer coverage and does include a medical evac. part, along with a travel benefit in those cases not needed med evac. The cost to join FOM is about $60 USD and the yearly premium of the plan is under $1K USD. We, too, have heard that IMSS for those of us in the Lakeside area is getting more difficult to obtain. If we can obtain it, and we are still waiting for our "green cards" to make application, we look on it as to be used for more serious stuff. The cost of doctor's visits are ridiculously (comparatively) low here, for the bumps and aches, the blood pressure stuff, and the routine things, so again call it self insurance. When we reach the Medicare decision age, we'll have to investigate very carefully. We are year rounders, with no home in the USA. Our ties there are our kids and, interestingly enough, we've scheduled a family conference about this and long term care decisions for this very week coming up. Yes, look carefully at your options weigh your personal wealth and as much good (or not) info you get here on the board, check with your financial adviser and or accountant. You need to step out of the forest to see all the trees and as you have an investment in this decision, sometimes an objective third party is a great idea..
  2. We need to have slip covers made for the leather furniture in our house. We've contacted Oscar, whom everyone we talked to seems to know, but he has informed us he is too busy to do it. (Good for him). Y'all know anyone else who can come to the house, measure the furniture and make nice slip covers? Thx
  3. I have bought a Mexican seminuevo plated car from an authorized dealer. At last, no more USA plates. But I do not know who to ask what I have to do after the first year. I have the tags, I have the insurance, but is there a yearly renewal of the registration? Is there emission and/or safety inspection required? Will I have to re-register it regularly, when and where? As I drove away from the dealer, all of a sudden all these questions came into my head. Any direction to the source of answers will be appreciated.
  4. The car: 2005 Volvo XC70 AWD Station Wagon 98,000 miles Completely Volvo serviced all of it's life.
  5. Thanks to all. I figured that to be a valid PoA it would have to be by an American Notary. If I need to go to a US Consulate, where is the nearest one? The buyer told me what was necessary in the wording, I can cut and paste from the web and add the necessary specific information.
  6. It is necessary for me to return my car to the USA to sell it. I dread the trip and my wife absolutely refuses to go through it again. The car is titled in both our names. This being the case I was told by the buying agent that I can use a Power of Attorney with all the proper info in lieu of her appearing. Where can I get a P o A that will be valid in the USA here at Lakeside? I assume a Mexican P o A will not be valid. Thanks.
  7. Is Sky an alternative to Shaw? I have heard there is more English language programming on Shaw? Our Spanish i not great to non-existent, and we would like entertainment. We were considering Shaw. How can we find the channels offered by Sky? TO they have a Mexico website?
  8. TO Mainecoon: A while back you suggested that we stop at a Travelodge in Pharr, TX, at the end of the day's travel and then head for the border to get what...all our documents and stuff so that the next morning, we can just drive through? Are you saying that the process can be done in steps, not all at once? I hope so, because we will have 3 or 4 cats with us, and having them in a car is not a great idea, even though we won't reach the border until about January 9 or 10. Please excuse if this question sounds silly, but we are neophytes at this (long distance driving and border crossing) and need all the help we can get.
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