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Safeguarding your benefits with the three Rs

April 4, 2019

Every year, the Government of Canada dedicates a whole month to informing Canadians about how they can protect themselves against fraudsters. As a member of a group benefits plan, did you know that you can have your health benefits stolen or compromised, and even your health records corrupted by fraudulent activities? The good news is […]

Paying for your benefits: What you need to know

April 4, 2019

Whether you’re full-time or part-time, permanent or temporary, at work or on a leave, you may be required to pay for some or even all of your benefit premiums through payroll deduction or pre-authorized debit (PAD). First, let’s review the parties that have a role in the cost of your benefits plan and the administration […]

OTIP Corner

December 19, 2018

Don’t miss out on plan updates, claim notifications, the next issue of Your Benefits newsletter or any other important plan communication! By entering your personal email address in My Benefits and My Claims as the “preferred email address,” you will get the most up-to-date information from your Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT), OTIP and […]

Help protect your benefits

December 19, 2018

As we approach the end of the year, please be mindful of some service providers’ marketing campaigns to ‘use it or lose it’. These campaigns are designed to serve the providers who promote them; however, using benefits that are not medically necessary does not serve to protect the overall health of your plan. Benefits like […]

Are generics just as good as the brand-name drugs?

December 19, 2018

Myth: Brand-name drugs are safer and more effective than generic drugs. Fact: Generic drugs are as safe and effective as brand-name drugs. In fact, they are equivalent to the brand version in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way they work and the way they’re taken. 1 Brand-name and generic drugs have one important thing in […]

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