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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 that there are steps you can take to protect yourself and safeguard your benefits.

As a member of the education community, you may fondly think of the three Rs as “reading, writing and arithmetic.” In honour of Fraud Prevention Month, we focused on three different Rs to help you Recognize, Refuse and Report benefits fraud. Click on one of three Rs to learn how to recognize benefits fraud, refuse it, and report it.

Why you should care

Your Employee Life and Health Trust (ELHT) benefits plan provides meaningful life, health and dental benefits to you and your family members; and we want this plan to continue to be available to you for years to come.

But, false health and dental claims can put your benefits at risk. They increase the costs of the plan, which can result in fewer or even a loss of benefits for you and your family.

Safeguard your benefits

By working together, we can keep your benefits plan strong and continue to provide the financial protection and care you and your family needs.

Learn more about OSSTF Benefits ELHT’s fraud policy (109kB PDF) and how you can help safeguard your benefits.

Join the conversation online using #SafeguardYourBenefits.


Do you suspect fraud?
If you suspect that someone you know or a service provider may be committing fraud, you can report it to your Employee Life and Health Trust, OTIP or your insurer.

Manulife (in care of OTIP):

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