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Going on a leave?

Going on a leave?

June 11, 2019

If you are going on a leave, here are things you need to know and do to update your benefits. Type of leave What it means to you Statutory leaves (e.g. maternity/paternal leave) Your benefits coverage will be funded in the same way as it was when you were working, in the time immediately before […]

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Spousal Optional Life Benefits

May 31, 2019

The OSSTF Benefits plan includes Optional Life Benefits for eligible members, their spouses, and their children. This spousal optional life benefit currently has a provision that states that optional life benefits for a participating spouse terminate at the end of the month following the spouse’s attainment of age 65, or the member’s retirement, whichever is […]

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Paying for your benefits: What you need to know

April 2, 2019

Whether you’re full time, part time, or on a leave, you may be required to pay for some or even all your benefits 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 of your benefit premiums. Who Role […]

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Safeguarding your benefits with the three Rs

April 2, 2019

Every year, the Government of Canada dedicates a whole month to inform 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 […]

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