If you have a policy of MEDOC travel insurance through Johnson Inc., you will shortly be receiving your annual renewal package. All MEDOC travel insurance renews on 1 September each year, regardless of the date that you originally joined the program.
If you qualified for either the preferred or optimum premium rates when you enrolled, you must re-qualify for these rates each year by completing the Health Option Questionnaire included in your renewal package. If you qualified for the standard premium rates and do not wish to apply for preferred or optimum status this year, you do not need to complete the questionnaire.
When you receive your renewal package, please take note of the following important dates:
• 18 July 2008: Deadline to submit your Health Option Questionnaire and/or changes to Johnson Inc. (e.g., bank account information) in order to update your first premium deduction for the new policy year.
• 5 August 2008: First premium deduction for the 2008/09 policy year. If Johnson Inc. has not received your completed Health Option Questionnaire by 18 July, premiums for September will be deducted at the standard rate level.
• 31 August 2008: Final deadline for submission of the Health Option Questionnaire. Plan members who have not submitted the questionnaire by this date will be charged standard premium rates for the 2008/09 policy year.
• 5 October 2008: Deadline to terminate Annual Plan coverage.
If you have any questions regarding your MEDOC travel insurance, please contact Johnson Inc. at Walnut Grove Commerce Centre, 9440 202nd Street, Suite 201, Langley, BC V1M 4A6 Tel: 604 881-8820 • Toll free: 888 412-8822 • www.johnson.ca.
—Sandie Braid, CEBS
Above is the information needed to cite this article in your paper or presentation. The International Committee
of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org