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Who Owns and Controls the OSSTF Benefits Plan

May 1, 2024

As negotiated in the 2015 Central Agreement, on October 6, 2016, an Agreement and Declaration of Trust (3MB PDF) was signed between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Education (Crown), Ontario Public School Boards’ Association and OSSTF. Learn more about Our Governance.

Who Owns and Controls the OSSTF Benefits Plan
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Plan Role Authority
Plan sponsor

OSSTF Benefits is made up of a Board of Trustees. The Trustees manage and govern the OSSTF Benefits Plan in the best interests of the members. The Trustees will also make a range of plan design, funding, administrative and investment decisions on their behalf.

Plan administrator OTIP (Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan) is the third-party administrator (TPA) for the OSSTF Benefits Plan.

If you have questions about enrolment, eligibility, life coverage, premium costs, benefits coverage or claims, call OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Health & Dental Claims Payer & Life Insurance Benefits Insurer Manulife is the health and dental claims payer for the OSSTF Benefits Plan as well as the insurer of the Life Insurance benefits.

If you have questions about your benefits coverage or claims, call OTIP Benefits Services at 1-866-783-6847

Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) Teachers Life is the AD&D claims payer and insurer for the OSSTF Benefits Plan.

If you have questions about your AD&D coverage, please call OTIP Benefits Services.


The information in this document is provided by OSSTF Benefits for general information only. OSSTF Benefits endeavours to have all information current and accurate. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the information included. All information is subject to change without notice.


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