Trainers Choice: Your approved surgical stocking provider

November 28, 2022

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Effective September 1, 2022, the ETFO ELHT Benefits Plan introduced Trainers Choice as an OTIP approved provider for medically necessary surgical and compression stockings.

Surgical and compression stockings are designed to apply gentle pressure to your legs and ankles, promoting blood flow from your legs to your heart.

Your doctor may prescribe surgical and compression stockings to boost circulation in your legs, support veins, reduce swelling, help lessen the pain caused by varicose veins and more.

Your coverage for stockings under the ETFO ELHT Benefits Plan

The ETFO ELHT Benefits Plan provides you with up to six (6) pairs of medically necessary stockings every benefit year (September 1 to August 31) if required. To be eligible, elastic support stockings must be:

  • recommended by a licensed doctor (M.D.),
  • a compression value of at least 20 to 30 mmHg pressure, and
  • required to treat a diagnosed medical condition.

Although recommended, it is not mandatory that surgical and compression stockings be purchased through Trainers Choice to be eligible for reimbursement.

About Trainers Choice

As an OTIP approved provider, Trainers Choice offers the highest quality compression and surgical stockings for the best value for your benefit dollars. Trainers Choice requires no up-front payment plus free and fast shipping for eligible purchases.

Plan members and their eligible family members can purchase stockings online at This website is designed specifically for plan members and provides a seamless shopping experience that combines ordering and claiming surgical stockings all in one place.

To create your account and start shopping:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on OTIP register
  3. Fill out the registration form including your OTIP ID and plan number (found on your benefits card)
  4. Click register
  5. Once registered, you will receive an email with your account information (be sure to check your spam folder for this email). From there, you can login to browse medically necessary options and place an online order with no up-front payment and free shipping for eligible purchases.
  6. Can’t find your exact style or colour? Need help with selection and fitting? As certified surgical and compression stocking fitters, Trainers Choice is there to help you with your questions and order preferences. Email Trainers Choice at or call 1-800-706-9834 to have your style, colour or fitting preferences ordered in for you.


NOTE: As part of the checkout process, you are directing the claims payor to pay Trainers Choice. After you have made your purchase on the Trainers Choice site, you’ll receive an explanation of benefits (EOB). Your EOB provides details of your purchase and the coverage provided to you by your benefits plan. If you are not eligible for your order or more information is required, you will be contacted by a Trainers Choice representative.

To learn more about Trainers Choice as an OTIP approved provider, visit the FAQs found in My Resources in your OTIP plan member account. You can also contact Trainers Choice at 1-800-706-9834 or email for more information.


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