Benefits

*Occasional Teacher who are currently in a LTO of greater than 60 days, or those that reach this threshold will be included in the ETFO benefits*

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Am I eligible?

Occasional Teacher who are currently in a LTO of greater than 60 days, or those that reach this threshold will be included in the ETFO benefits

2. Does the original board program still exist?

Yes, if you currently have benefits through the board and are not eligible for the new benefit program you are able to continue with no changes.

3. What happens during a non-LTO period

Coverage is only during eligible periods, OTIP is working with ETFO to develop a way for members to pay into benefits to ensure continuous coverage.

4. Will I have to prove insurability when I become eligible or get another LTO?

No, each time that a member enters into an eligible LTO they will be able to enter the benefit plan and will not need to prove insurability.

5. What are the costs?

Premiums are covered on a pro-rated basis. 1.0 FTE = 100% coverage. Full costings of partial premium coverage is provided upon registration. The program is voluntary if you are less then 1.0 FTE.

Issues?

OTIP continues to deal with a variety of issues particularly in Waterloo. The most recent issue is LTO members being charged premiums as the incorrect FTE may be reflected. Check your account. If your FTE is in error, or if you are in or start an LTO that is 60 days or longer  and have not received your enrollment information, please contact the ETFO Provincial Office.  You can contact either:

Peter Giuliani: pgiuliani@etfo.org   1-888-838-3836 ext. 2227

or

Kelly Holley: kholley@etfo.org   1-888-838-3836 ext. 2231

You can also cc’ your local President, Nathan Core – ncore@etfowatots.ca, on any e-mail correspondence with ETFO provincial.

For more information

Visit the Provincial Benefits Website and review the newsletters

 

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