As changes occur in your life and at work, it’s important to review your benefits coverage and make any updates to ensure you and/or your eligible dependants remain covered.
Here are some important ETFO ELHT benefit reminders.
Update your coverage within 31 calendar days if:
1. Change in FTE: If you have had a change in your working FTE (e.g. increase from 0.2 to 0.6; 0.5 to 0.8; 0.7 to 1.0, etc.) you will receive an email to change your benefits coverage (i.e. opt into health and dental benefits or increase from single to family coverage). This email will be sent once OTIP receives the change of FTE information from your school board/employer. It may take a few weeks to update your information in OTIP’s systems. If you do not receive an event email from OTIP within four weeks of the start date of your FTE change, please contact OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847.
2. New eligible position: If you have started a new eligible position (e.g. new eligible teacher LTO position or first permanent position), you will receive an email to enrol in your benefits plan. This email will be sent once OTIP receives your work status information from your school board/employer. It may take a few weeks to update your information in OTIP’s systems. If you do not receive an enrolment email from OTIP within four weeks of your start date, please contact OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847.
OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
*If your FTE has changed, you will have a new opportunity to enrol in health and/or dental benefits (if you did not enrol in them initially).
**The Long Term Occasional Teaching Position or Long Term Assignment for Education Workers must be 90 calendar days or longer to be eligible.
***Plan members working less than full-time/1.0 FTE who opt into benefits are responsible for paying pro-rated premiums if they wish to have health and/or dental coverage (e.g. 0.5 FTE would pay 50%; 0.8 FTE would pay 20%) and premiums are collected retroactive to the start date of your benefits.
****If you opt out of health and dental benefits, you will still be set up with the ETFO ELHT 1x salary Basic Life Insurance and AD&D (Accidental Death & Dismemberment) at no cost while you are actively at work in an eligible position.
If your coverage under the ETFO ELHT benefits plan is ending due to retirement, termination, or a position change:
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We hope that these benefit reminders will help ensure you and your eligible dependants remain covered and informed throughout the school year.
Questions? Contact OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847 or by email using our online form.